Sunday, May 24, 2015

Walter Block Appealing Decision That Threw His Lawsuit Against NYT Out of Court

Dr. Walter Block has sent out the below concerning the status of his lawsuit:
 Dear Folks:

Here are some publications on my lawsuit against the NYTimes. Bottom line: this lawsuit was thrown out of court by a judge, but we are appealing that decision.

Wenzel, Robert. 2015. “Walter Block Discusses His Lawsuit Against NYT that was Dismissed.” May 22;

Smith, Sydney. 2015. “Libel Lawsuit against NYTimes for Slavery 'Not So Bad' Comments Dismissed.” May 23;

Target Liberty. 2015. “Columbia Law Journal Examines Walter Block's Lawsuit Against the New York Times.” May 19;

Peters, Jonathan. 2015. “A pair of lawsuits highlight libel law’s complexity.” May 19; Columbia Journalism Review.

Lipinski, Jed. 2015. “Loyola professor who called slavery 'not so bad' loses lawsuit against New York Times.” May 12;

Jaschik, Scott. 2015. “Professor Who Defends Segregation.” February 24;

Best regards,


Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 5, Miller Hall 318
New Orleans, LA 70118

1 comment:

  1. It's not that the NYT quoted Prof. Block out of context but that they identified him as the guy who said slavery is "not so bad".

    Walter Block, an economics professor at Loyola University in New Orleans who described slavery as “not so bad,” is also highly critical of the Civil Rights Act.

    The NOLA headline "Loyola professor who called slavery 'not so bad'" is also defamatory.

    The statement that slavery is "NOT SO BAD" was transparently deeply cynical and sarcastic. It was like saying prison isn't so bad because you make new friends and get free meals EXCEPT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE OR SEE YOUR FAMILY.

    Our opponents seem to know in their hearts that cannot refute us on the merits so they sink to lies and defamatory misrepresentations.