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Left-Wing Nudnik Fends Off Suit From Right-Wing Nudnik

By Daniel Treiman

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Left-wing blogger Richard Silverstein has had a libel suit against him dismissed by a judge, he reports on his Tikkun Olam blog. Right-wing activist Rachel Neuwirth apparently was upset that he referred to her as “Kahanist swine.”

With the lawsuit now behind him, Silverstein can now go back to kvetching full time.

Richard Silverstein Sat. Dec 1, 2007

Aside from Dan's jokes, there are some serious free speech issues involved in this suit along with issues like protecting a diverse public debate about the Israeli-Arab conflict. The judge's ruling is important for those reasons making this more than a dispute bet. 2 "nudniks." But I do appreciate the links...

Maehara Wed. Dec 19, 2007

Daniel Trashman and the Forward sleazy paper are the nudniks themselves along with that churlish RS..

Joel Mon. Feb 16, 2009

Neuwirth v. Silverstein: California Appellate Court Reverses Rulling of the lower court ...12 Feb 2009 by Sam Bayard On Monday, a California appellate court reversed a trial court that had granted Richard Silverstein and Joel Beinin's motion to strike Rachel Neuwirth's defamation lawsuit against them under the California anti-SLAPP statute (Cal. ... Citizen Media Law Project - -

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