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Sandman v. CNN is a case about fundamental freedoms
Freedom of the press is an important protection, but does not extend to the media deliberately lying and defaming to make a political point. That CNN settled the lawsuit with a young man it inaccurately maligned is an important precedent. It shows the media’s anti-pro life bias, but also that justice can prevail and reminds us that we must watch the watch dogs to ensure our rights to truth, free speech and assembly remain protected.