Posted Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:11 AM | Contributed by Outlane
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a nearly $3 million judgment against WHAS-TV in Louisville for a defamatory report about a roller coaster accident at the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in June 1994.
Read more from AP via Kentucky.com.
Then again, idiots prevail. But, probably Ed Hart will receive a nice end of the season check and invest into Magic Springs.*** This post was edited by Agent Johnson 8/27/2005 12:09:24 PM ***
But lawyer Ann Oldfather, who helped win the case for about 30 shareholders who formerly owned the amuse- ment park,
None of this money is going to Six Flags.
And Stacey, what do you mean the article wasn't specific? It says in black and white that
reporter ...said: "State inspectors also think the ride is too dangerous."
No state inspector ever said that and, in fact, a state official called the station to complain about the claim that they said that.
If someone was sleeping under a rock decided to wake up and turn on the TV today, you'd think that we were a bunch of fat, unhealthy, murdering-theiving-rapists, that are being destroyed by hurricanes, earthquakes, and global warming, and are sueing everyone else around them for all the trouble because we can't responsibility for everything. It's stupid.
Meanwhile the ones that DO good and make news end up in the back of the newspaper, next to the Funnies and Classifieds. I say bravo on fighting libel.
~Rob "And that's all I have to say about that" Willi
Since when is quoting someone as saying something they never said considered accurate? And how can something that is publicly broadcast be considered privileged information? Maybe the audience consisted entirely of priests... or doctors. Even the supposed "source" (the state inspector) made a public statement that he was quoted as making a statement that he never made. So this doofus thinks the media should be able to make up their own sources so they can make false statements but claim they got it from a privileged source? So much for truth and integrity in broadcasting.
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