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David Simon, the former Sun reporter and more recent cable TV show-maker, says he’s stunned as a cow hit by a sledgehammer by a false claim published yesterday in the Huffington Post.
Titled "Libel per-se," Simon’s blog post on the matter says it all and better than we could.
The academic author who published the piece says Simon was fired from the Sun in 1995. In fact, he took a buy-out. There is a very large difference.
HuffPo has had the piece up for a day now. It will be interesting to see if the book by Linda Williams repeats it, and if the former journalist has to sue.