Libel Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Libel Quotes from famous persons: Uri Geller, Patrick Kavanagh, Ian Hislop, Denis Napthine, Andrew Shaffer. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Libel Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I’ve stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel or defame me they will end up in court.
Uri Geller
Ay – ‘The Green Foolbusiness, the libel action over the head of it – did me a lot of damage. It destroyed the momentum.
All the libel lawyers will tell you there’s no libel any more, that everyone‘s given up.
Ian Hislop
We want to protect freedom of speech, but it is not unlimited freedom of speech. There has always been rules around defamation, slander and libel, and in Victoria, we have effective rules on racial and religious vilification.
With traditional publishing, books might be pulled due to plagiarism or libel – but rarely for content, and especially not without a widespread outcry.
Many of the worst cases that triggered the campaign for libel reform involved corporations suing critics, so these particular sections of the bill are vital to reduce future abuses of libel law.
As any editor will tell you, startling newsroom revelations are generally met with queries about where the information came from and how the reporter got it. Seriously startling revelations are followed by the vetting of libel lawyers.
Nobody wants to get rid of the libel laws, but we want them to be fairer. If we drove down the costs you might end up with more people suing. The only people who can afford it now are the rich and the giant corporations.
I don’t think that there is absolute freedom of the press. We operate under laws – against libel, for instance. The idea that there is some absolute press freedom is kind of a myth.
People back down because the libel system is so utterly hostile to journalists, bloggers, scientists. The smart thing is not to fight.
There is a certain belief that so long as something is published in cyberspace there is no need to respect the laws of contempt or libel. This is mistaken.
Libel law was developed to protect the reputations of individuals, not corporations.
If someone feels they’re being maliciously treated, then they should sue for libel. And if someone is malicious, if they are reckless, they will have no defence in law at all.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
In Britain, libel damages are small and people build them into the cost of doing business. In America, libel is very rare and much harder to prove, but the damages are enormous.
When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.
I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can’t afford to take legal action against them.