There ought to be a law
Seen at MKS:
A bill filed today would specify that blogs can be libelous. Sen. Steve Goss said he wrote the bill over concern that “fast-moving Internet technology” may be outstripping existing libel laws. He wants the law to specifically say that blogs and other online media can be considered libelous.
I would imagine that libelous statements, such as Sen. Steve Goss has a thing for Asian transsexual hookers, are probably actionable no matter the medium in which they are presented. And that non-libelous statements, such as Sen. Steve Goss is an authoritarian douchebag, are protected regardless of the medium in which they are presented. You know, free speech and all. But then, I’m not a lawyer.