A pair of libel rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada have fundamentally changed the rules for investigative reporting in this country — for the better.
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Salon's blurb: “There was plenty of news in 2009. So why did the media spend so much time chasing non-stories? Here's Salon's list of the top 11 Bogus Stories of 2009. (We couldn't pick just 10!)” In order: Death panels / Cheney Attacks Obama / the Twitter Revolution / ACORN / Slightly less than one [...]