Friday, October 20, 2006

Crikey Piers, Revenge is Sweet!

Rub the salt in. Piers Akerman on Crikey:

...almost anyone can call themselves a journalist these days, as evidenced by the nonsense published by people claiming to be journalists on websites such as ... Stephen Mayne's Crikey.

Crikey on Piers Akerman:

...a NSW judge had this to say about Piers Akerman, in the course of awarding a $200,000 defamation payout .... "The inaccuracies of fact by the defendant... are gross... so extreme a misstatement of fact as to vitiate any defence of comment for any imputation based on it."

Yep, anyone can call themselves a journalist these days. Even Piers Akerman.

We on the left are well aware that the likes of Piers rely on bile as a substitute for competence.


Daniel said...

Just love all this talk about defamation payouts. Hope all the blogspiders are taking note! Cheers.

Anonymous said...

What happens if you defame a person but are bankrupt at the time?

Darlene said...

Piers is a parody.

It's impossible to take him seriously, poor pet.

Only the sort of people who find it necessary to let everyone know how right-wing they are ("I'm soooo right-wing and you're not") pay him any note.

Armagnac Esq. said...

If you defame a person but don't have any money you're fine, unless you commit criminal defamation (prerequs vary but it involves malice and higher level consequences I think).

Hence the two dirt poor anarchists in the UK were the perfect defendants for the imbeciles at McDonalds to chase.