The alternate is equally unfair. Great Britain has famously stringent libel laws that favor the public persona. Lance Armstrong won a case for libel because the paper couldn't "prove" he had cheated. We've seen how that turned out... As defamation laws have a chilling effect on free speach, it's not surprising which harm this country is more accepting of.
"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."