The defamation laws, not RTE, are at fault

The important issue in the ''Pantigate controversy is not the behaviour of RTE, much though many people might wish to make it so.

9th February, 2014

The important issue in the ''Pantigate controversy is not the behaviour of RTE, much though many people might wish to make it so. All RTE did was follow the legal advice which told the station it would almost certainly lose an expensive, embarrassing and damaging libel action if it sought to stand over the comments made on The Saturday Night Show. The real issue in relation to the RTE pay-out is the legal environment which...

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