Good luck USA. I’m out. — RickMcCharles.com

Featured

I was astonished in 2004 when the American people reelected G.W. Bush to a second term despite the unbelievably bad job he did as President. Under his watch the world economy crashed. Trump is much, much worse in my opinion. What to do? I’ll stop following American politics. Try to enjoy my remaining days on […]

via Good luck USA. I’m out. — RickMcCharles.com

A new Netflix documentary about the Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan trial will change how you see the case

← Irish Bunny → Excellent

Legal News

Nobody Speak John Pendygraft Sundance Institute

Any documentary filmmaker would like to delve into the trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker: a high-profile case filled with sex, betrayal, and outlandish courtroom testimony.

But director Brian Knappenberger also saw something more troubling beneath the surface. The case was also a fight against the freedom of the press. Regardless of what you may think of Gawker’s content, ruling against the site in this case could open the floodgates for silencing other media whenever it runs a negative story on a person with influence.

It was a scary thought to Knappenberger. And then it became a reality.

Currently on Netflix, Knappenberger’s latest documentary, “Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and Trials of a Free Press,” is a fascinating look at the story behind the Hogan win against Gawker for posting a sex tape of the former pro wrestler. The $140.1 million verdict in favor of Hogan led to Gawker closing…

View original post 895 more words