Rosemary Port, the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” is suing Google for $15 million for revealing her identity to model Liskula Cohen, whom Port called a “psychotic, lying, whoring … skank” on the blog. Initially, Cohen was going to sue Port for defamation, but then she realized she knew this angry blogger and decided to call her up and sort things out without clogging up the legal system. We thought the whole saga was over. Until Port said, “I’m ready to take this all the way to the Supreme Court.” She believes that Google effed her, legally and ethically, by revealing her name and putting her on a “silver platter” for the press to attack. She said blogs “serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting.” Initially, Google seemed to agree because they refused to give up the blogger’s name. When they did, we were all pretty surprised. But wait—Port is upset about what the press is saying about her? Isn’t this the most circular argument you’ve ever heard?
What do you think?