- An opinion that's based on accurate facts and doesn't have a negative intent about the subject. It's a key shield used by the media from defamation lawsuits, especially about public figures, unless it is proven that the remarks were made with the objective to harm
- The radio host claimed his remarks about the mayor were fair comment, based on the facts.
- The newspaper argued that their article was fair comment, aiming to factually portray the celebrity's actions.
- Though the blog post was harsh, it was deemed fair comment due to its reliance on truth.