From Blatchford's latest:
MacKinnon told the judge in his opening statement Levant’s defence is largely that of fair comment — traditionally the defence that is the purview of journalists.
And yet Levant, by his own admission, is not a journalist. “I’m a commentator, I’m a pundit,” he explained to the judge. “I don’t think in my entire life I’ve ever called myself a reporter.”
And he appears to have considered it Awan’s responsibility to have contacted him if he had a complaint about what he was writing, when, in fact, most journalists consider it their burden to contact those about whom they’re writing.
From the decision in Levant vs. Vigna, which Ezra lost: