The Source:1; Eminem: 0.
In a victory for free speech over corporate media control, Eminem’s record company, Shady Records, withdrew the lawsuit against The Source that was launched when the music mag posted snippets from early Eminem songs on its website. The notorious songs, in which Em calls black people “porch monkeys,” and “spear chuckers,” caused an uproar when they were released two years ago. The lawsuit was withdrawn right before Eminem was supposed to take the stand in the highly publicized case. David Mays, the co-founder and C.E.O. of The Source says, “”It appears that Eminem’s ‘copyright infringement’ lawsuit was nothing more than a strong-arm attempt to silence The Source’s constitutional right to freedom of the press.”