Defanging Fang (Again)

Think Progress blogger Lee Fang’s obsession with the Koch brothers is really quite something. It seems there is no charge, however ridiculous, unfounded, or false, that he will not repeat — if he’s not simply making stuff up. John Hinderaker dissects the latest example. (Note that even after Fang’s post is “corrected” it is still wrong.)

Is there a legal issue here? Hinderaker refers to Fang’s post as “casual libel.” I’m not sure a libel case could be made based upon what Fang has written, though I suspect it would be a closer case than the folks at CAP would like. Given Fang’s record, I don’t think animus would be hard to prove.