'King Of Bullshit' Tells 2nd Circ. His News Isn't Always Fake

Law360, New York (December 3, 2019, 5:04 PM EST) -- A Second Circuit panel on Tuesday quizzed a man BuzzFeed labeled the "King of Bullshit News" as he defended the veracity of some of his stories — including one about a two-headed goat — in an effort to revive his libel suit against BuzzFeed.

Michael Leidig and his outlet, Central European News Ltd., sued BuzzFeed Inc. for libel, seeking $11 million for allegedly defamatory statements in an article that analyzed 15 CEN stories and reported that "an alarming proportion" of its "weird news" stories were exaggerated, embellished or fabricated. U.S. Judge Victor Marrero granted BuzzFeed summary judgment in March, saying Leidig...

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