SHOULD MEDIA SUE WHEN ACCUSED OF FAKE NEWS?

 Floyd Abrams in his office in 2006, in an image from his  Wikipedia page .

Floyd Abrams in his office in 2006, in an image from his Wikipedia page.

Floyd Abrams, the New York attorney, has made a career of defending the First Amendment.  Last year, when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested making it easier to sue media organizations for so-called fake news, Abrams proposed fighting fire with fire: the media, he said, should consider suing its opponents for libel - something the mainstream fourth estate has long avoided doing. 

But now a small daily newspaper in Colorado may act on that advice, reports APM's On The Media.  But does the strategy risk backfiring on the rest of journalism?   Courtesy WNYC. 

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