A Republican blogger is being sued for libel by a Democrat campaign organizer:
dispute between a self-described “Republican operative” and a former Democratic campaign organizer widely quoted in Minnesota media has turned into a libel lawsuit that could help set legal standards for Internet blogs.
The suit pits Blois Olson, a Democratic public relations executive who is a frequent guest on Twin Cities Public Television’s “Almanac” show, against Michael Brodkorb, a former Minnesota Republican Party employee who operates a political blog — or Web journal — called minnesotademocratsexposed.com.
Olson’s lawsuit, which was served to Brodkorb on Tuesday but has not yet been filed in court, seeks damages of more than $50,000 and a court order forcing Brodkorb to remove from the blog a Dec. 28 posting about Olson and his St. Paul-based public relations company.
I don’t know much about libel laws, but after visiting the website in question (“Minnesota Democrats Exposed“), I think the owner should be sued for having a black background with retina burning yellow text. If that ain’t a crime, it should be.
(Via boing boing)