A reader writes:

I have been reading you for close to twenty years, and I wonder why you post things without knowing if they are accurate?  I would really like an answer to this question. In this case, I am referring to the Mel Gibson case.  Do you realize this is a child custody case, with all kinds of wild charges being flown about?  Both sides have been ordered to be silent, but only one side (Mr. Gibson's) is following the judge's orders.

You are taking everything that his ex has said for the gospel truth, and worse yet, posting it on your blog.  Wouldn't it be better to wait until the case has been litigated in the court until you make your judgments?  I mean, aren't people still innocent until proven guilty in this country?

Since you have already posted something wildly accusatory and wrong, let me point you in the direction of something the mediators in this case have said.  They have no stake in the case.  They are the most IMPARTIAL.  If you have one ounce of class left, you will post this story

Since Mel Gibson admitted hitting his girlfriend in the teeth on tape, I find that pretty convincing evidence that her claim - and photograph - are legit. And for the record, we have aired emails doubting Oksana and defending Mel.

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