Gawker’s John Cook reported earlier today that CityFile issued a retraction and apology earlier today over a July item headlined, “”Jim Dolan To Kill Christmas In July?”  In said post, CF suggested Cablevision/MSG chief Dolan was contemplating shutting down the Rockettes’ annual Radio City Xmas revue or replacing the legendary troupe with another act (the Knicks City Dancers?).  Apparently, out of all the disparaging things that have been written about Dolan over the years, THIS was the one deemed worthy of Dolan filing a defamation suit.

“We now realize that we could have done more to ensure that all relevant facts were included in the article,” sputtered CF, despite the original item including attempts by their reporter to contact the relevant Cablevision subsidiary for comment (they declined).

So there you have it. Not only is Dolan the saboteur of one of the NBA’s most glittering properties, he’s not merely one of the most horrible Blues Hammer tribute artists known to man, but he’s also a bona fide enemy of  free  expression.