Threatening to sue people is really not a way to demonstrate that your journalism stands alone.Digger said:funny you should mention moore - he told me he'd see me in court last fedruary 12mths when I said he wasn't honest in his writings about sky.
I'd also suggest the next time someone says they will sue you is that they follow the pre-action protocols and the law.
Therefore request they;
Provide their real name, home address, appointed solicitor (if any), particularise their complaint in detail and why they feel they have suffered loss and how they'd like it to be addressed - compensation, withdrawal of the statements etc.
Until its put into writing how they have been defamed, injured, hurt, suffered loss etc. it's meaningless and probably a defence mechanism to shut you down from exercising your right to ask questions.
Additionally if someone keeps saying they're going to sue you and they don't, they enter a state of actually doing the very thing they are accusing others of.
Nothing will go to court unless they've followed these steps.
In this instance if Moore was serious he ran the risk of having his claim thrown out, paying his costs, your costs, the courts costs for wasting everyone's time with a pointless claim. Is he acting on behalf of Sky or not?