By this time, three teams of lawyers were investigating the old intractable question: how do jokes work? Perhaps we should have used a hamster all along. What will they do next, next time I criticise the ABC? The opening round of a defamation case sees a judge sitting alone deciding what claims can later be put to a jury. If I got offended by cartoons — golly heavens above, give us a break. The Chaser team cannot speak freely about the outcome. Apologies have been offered and cash will be paid to the News Limited journalist.
Ava. Age: 21.
The Chaser had mocked Chris Kenny.
Liana. Age: 21.
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The Chaser had mocked Chris Kenny. The last big name to take a joke to a jury was Harry Seidler 30 years ago. It is expected to condemn the ABC. Though they believed a judge would let it through to a jury, they saw a number of strong defences available to the ABC: comment, contextual truth and qualified privilege.