November 24, 2004

Selective MEMRI

Hat tip (for the headline) Brian Whitaker

It appears that a Zionist organisation in America (MEMRI) is trying a new tack in silencing criticism (by Juan Cole): the so-called SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) suit. These are similar to the UK's gagging writs and/or libel actions. They can be extremely costly for those on the receiving end and they often don't have to get to court in order to have the desired result of keeping certain information out of the public domain. The link in the headline here is to Juan Cole's blog where he details his accusations against MEMRI and MEMRI's response. Some blogs are urging people to contact MEMRI to try to dissuade them from this SLAPP action. I think the best thing is to visit Juan Cole and arm yourselves with counter-argument to MEMRI's diet of distortion.

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