Here is your feel-good story of the day. While all the women’s magazine editors have spent more than two years acting like high school “mean girls” and refusing to put our stylish, gracious, intelligent, accomplished and beautiful First Lady on any magazine covers, the publications that have run stories on her thought it was their duty to perform character assassinations.
Well, add to her many admirable qualities her backbone. She refuses to allow vicious lies about her and her family to stand. Here’s her latest victory:
This isn’t the first time she’s won an apology/retraction and “substantial damages” from British media outlets that slandered her. It's much harder here, but President Trump has talked about changing libel laws to make it easier to sue publications in America, where public figures have less legal protection.
I would be wary of that because I’m a strong supporter of freedom of the press and the First Amendment. The news media claim a special exemption to libel charges because they claim to be in the hallowed profession of journalism. Still, it’s become obvious in recent years that many media outlets are no longer professional or journalism. They’re just PR wings of the Democratic Party with no more regard for facts or truth than a British tabloid.
If they want to continue enjoying the legal protections afforded to those who are charged with telling Americans the truth, then they should get back to practicing the truth business, not the slimy racquets of slander and propaganda.