The Press: Scourge of Glitter Gulch

In his 25 years as publisher of the stormy Las Vegas Sun (circ. 45,000), Hank Greenspun has been a party to more than 100 lawsuits, a feat that may well make him the most sued man in U.S. journalism. This year alone, ten wrathful readers have taken him to court—from a local councilman whose voting record Greenspun disliked to an acupuncturist the Sun labeled as unqualified to practice.

Though the publisher wins most of those lawsuits, his morning daily seems to embody an old frontier reflex: shoot first and ask questions later. While Greenspun...

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