Lisa Zenzen Baker, 1961-2003


Friday, November 11, 2005

Web pages face lawsuits

Doctors hit back at Web page complaints

It was just over a year ago that this page was put online. Since then, numerous others pages with complaints about medical providers have appeared. And they seem to be touching a nerve; Now, several of them have been the target of lawsuits.

That’s according to an article in the Sept.14 issue of the The Wall Street Journal.

One thing is clear: The days are over when a news outlet – even one owned by a media conglomerate – can suppress public information in order to protect a source of advertising revenue. The managements of these outlets should see this and similar pages as an indication of what is to come. The Internet allows anyone with a computer to go around the big guys.
Despite some predictions, newspapers are not going away.
But each time one of them ignores a story that clearly is in the public interest, it simply makes all of them a little less relevant.

Here’s the link to the story in The Wall Street Journal:,,SB112568868274630508-LCeEmJwsVCTdLbpUXciwtBVJsek_20060914,00.html?mod%3dblogs