Jack Thompson may be history, but we still have our own champion for all that is righteous here at home. So it pains us to share that South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is being sued for defamation by the state’s Deputy Chief Magistrate, Dr Andrew Cannon. Cannon passed a judgment in June that suspended prison time due to consideration of the overcrowding in SA gaols. So the A-G called a press conference where he labeled Cannon’s judgment as a ‘Clayton’s judgment’ and ‘delusional’. Cannon asked for a public apology, was refused, and has now launched the defamation action.
I wonder if Atkinson would wear a defamation lawsuit as a badge of honour? Surely every crusader appreciates the ire of their enemies?
Deputy Chief Magistrate launched defamation action against Atkinson [Adelaide Now]