Thursday, May 26, 2016

Say What? Did Scott Adams Notice the Hulk Hogan-Gawker Libel Case Took Place in a Government Court?

Scott Adams, who is creator of the Dilbert cartoon, wrote on his blog on Wednesday in defense of Peter Thiel's funding of the Hulk Hogan libel suit (SEE: Billionaire Peter Thiel Admits Funding Hulk Hogan's Legal Fees to the Tune of $10 Million):
This is another example in which I think citizens are taking a more active role in fixing the world when government isn’t the right tool for the job.
Not quite, the suit was brought in a government court using government laws.


1 comment:

  1. I'm not trying to take sides on this since I don't know the details of the case, but isn't this about a privacy violation, not libel? Was Hogan taped committing a sex act without his knowledge? I've heard conflicting accounts. If Hogan was taped in a sex act without his knowledge and the tape was then published without his permission, then I would say it's an NAP violation. But Gawker outing Thiel is not a violation of NAP.