The Effort to Weaken Press Protections Isn’t Likely to End With the Sarah Palin Case

From a New York Times story by Jeremy W. Peters headlined “Effort to Weaken Press Protections Isn’t Likely to End With Palin Case”:

Sarah Palin’s loss of her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times has reaffirmed, for now, more than a half-century of legal precedent that protects journalists when they make inadvertent — even sloppy — mistakes.

But her case still may have achieved another aim that she and her lawyers said they had all along: to shine an unflattering light on the process of producing daily journalism, and to nudge the courts to reconsider why the law sets an extremely high bar to prove defamation cases against media outlets.