Dean Lidsky comments in article about Smartmatic lawsuit

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky provided comments in a recent article, Fox Asks Judge to Dismiss Smartmatic Lawsuit, Claims its Coverage was Protected by the First Amendment, published by First Amendment Watch, a project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

“[E]ven in jurisdictions that recognize a privilege or defense for repeating newsworthy accusations, the media’s reporting must be accurate and disinterested, and they cannot avoid liability if they endorse or ‘sign onto’ defamatory accusations they know to be false,” Lidsky said in an email, as reported in the story.