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Suing the Press, by Rodney A. Smolla; Talking Back to the Media, by Peter Hannaford

- Abstract

At one time in this country, observes the constitutional scholar Walter Berns, there were two ways of dealing with journalists who damaged a man’s reputation by publishing false and defamatory statements: pistols at dawn or a horsewhip in the public squar



About the Author

Daniel Casse is a senior director of the White House Writers Group, a Washington, D.C. communications firm.