News about the lawsuit filed against the Trout Underground by outdoor writer Tom Stienstra is starting to appear outside the fly fishing universe.
First, the Loast Coast Outpost posted an article (thanks!).
Just this morning, the Redding Record Searchlight published a straightforward news story (I couldn’t discuss the case much, but uber-attorney Joshua Koltun managed to summarize the legal stuff nicely).
I am dying to say a lot of things about the case, the testimony and the players, but I can’t until the verdict arrives. I will say this: It can’t be easy for the San Francisco Chronicle to see one of their own journalists filing what amounts to a nuisance libel suit against another publication in an attempt to stifle free speech.
And if you know anything about the newspaper business, you know how much they “enjoy” seeing another newspaper write the story.
See you with ink on your fingers, Tom Chandler.
p.s. — I’m going to add “Lawsuit:” to the title of any post about the suit. That way, the Undergrounders with no interest in these posts can skip them.