Chuq Von Rospach posts his take on the Think Secret case in Teal Sunglasses: even more on thinksecret and Apple.
Some bloggers are doing journalism. Most of us aren’t. ThinkSecret is a lot closer to the National Enquirer than it is the New York Times, and I can’t remember the last time the Enquirer won a lawsuit by standing behind a Shield law.
I can’t see Chuq’s reasoning. Unlike The Enquirer, Think Secret doesn’t make up its stories – if it did, I doubt Apple would be suing it. Neither is he apparently aware of the way in which Think Secret works (I’d seriously suggest he read Nick Ciarelli’s declaration in support of the Anti-SLAPP motion that the site just filed, if he want’s to learn more). Moreover, Chuq appears blissfully unaware that what Nick does is in a long-standing tradition of investigative trade journalism.