Long-time readers may remember that in the fall of 2006 I went to France and wrote a great deal about the libel trial involving Philippe Karsenty, France2, Charles Enderlin, and the Muhammed al Durah video.
The archives are here, if you care to review them. Suffice to say that for me it was a sobering immersion into French libel law and the inordinate respect it holds for the august, eminent, honorable, highly-respected, lying-through-their-teeth members of the press in that country.
The intrepid Richard Landes writes about some recent developments in the continuing legal battles here. I see that what I called “looking-glass world” back then may still be in operation, although we don’t know yet; in very French fashion, the verdict won’t be rendered until April.
Landes also has an excellent take-down of Hillary Clinton’s “what difference does it make?” response, full of his usual clarity.