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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Philly Food Critic's Anonymity Threatened By Litigation

The food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer was unimpressed by a steak he got at a restaurant called "Chops," and said so in a review.  The restaurant, displeased, sued for libel, contending that he received (and knew he received) a steak sandwich without bread, not an actual steak.  And now, the Philadelphia Weekly reports, his videotaped deposition may be shown publicly, causing significant harm to his ability to remain anonymous.

(I observe that the Chops comment section has some negative comments about the lawsuit too.) (Update: As commenter LCC (also known as my sister) notes, the negative comments have disappeared.)


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I observe that the Chops Comments section has zero negative comments about anything as of this morning.
(ht BC)

Posted by: LCC | Jul 3, 2007 7:38:15 AM

Now the entire Comments section has disappeared.

Per the web site, "Thank You for visiting the CHOPS Comment page. We have temporarily disabled access to this page while a new Guest book tool is being configured for use. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Coincidence or conspiracy?

Posted by: LCC | Jul 6, 2007 12:58:14 PM

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