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31) While their precise wording--and therefore the precise degree of protection that they confer on publishers--varies, these enactments typically state that a publisher who reproduces the defamatory opinion of another party will not be denied the defence of fair comment solely because the publisher did not hold the other party's opinion, as long as someone could honestly hold that other party's opinion.
The paper subsequently appealed the decision on the grounds of fair comment and the right to freedom of expression.
These defences are truth, privilege (both absolute and qualified), fair comment, consent, and most recently the public interest responsible journalism defence.
Instead you seem more satisfied eating crumbs from your master's plate, and for that reason you are not in a position to give fair comment
Fair comment, no great offence and quite possibly true.
It is fair comment to bemoan the fact that an innocent man died - but what a condemnation he makes of our police force
But to impugn the integrity of another newspaper that might disagree with you and suggest that our endorsement was for sale is offensive, repugnant and totally beyond the bounds of fair comment.
But Hutchins decided in August that ballot arguments are known to be the opinion of the writer and therefore given to hyperbole, and that they are within the definition of fair comment.
When asked if he felt Lennon was playing better than ever, Parker said: "I think that's a fair comment.
barking', he crosses the line between fair comment and insult.
Fair comment, but imagine the hassle if as most of his followers request we break away from the United Kingdom and give birth to an independent Wales, would these imaginary borders then be manned with passport control and all the trappings that go with them?