I have been catching up on the Kinsella vs. Bourrie debacle. For those who didn't know, Warren Kinsella is trying to sue Mark Bourrie for something he wrote in his blog. Kinsella claims it was "libel." There's quite a lot to read, and if you have an interest in politics, blogging and freedom of speech, then I would encourage you to take a look.
Kinsella is out to lunch, in my opinion. I hope this lawsuit is thrown out. I can't for the life of me figure out what he considers to be libelous in the post about his tie to Guite. He wasn't accused of anything. There were (maybe) a few insults, but that is it. The guy really needs to grow up! This is not worth a lawsuit, not by a longshot.
On a more serious note, I have to say that should Kinsella win his suit, it would bode ill for bloggers everywhere. In fact, the suit would open up Pandora's box when it comes to insults online. If you can't insult someone on a blog, can you insult them on a website? What about on an email list, newsgroup or forum?