[...] while soldiers fight, cops protect and even individual citizens who "see something" make sure to "say something," our journalists and authors discover and publish the truth about terrorists and their enablers-the financiers, front men and terrorism-friendly regimes who provide the financial, logistical and political support and cover that enable the terrorists. Authors are guilty until proven innocent, lack of negligence on the part of the author is irrelevant, statements of opinion are hardly more protected than statements of fact, an author's unsuccessful effort to prove the truth of a statement can bring punitive damages and libel is even punishable as a misdemeanor crime.
Congress Must Protect Journalists From Libel Terrorism
When we think about those fighting the War on Terror, we first think of our troops on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, risking their lives to protect our country. We also think about our local cops an...