English version

fair comment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfair commentfair commentBritish English used to say that a remark or criticism seems reasonable fair
Examples from the Corpus
fair commentAnother defence to an action for defamation is that of fair comment.If its people called you a liberal subversive in the pay of effete capitalist Western powers it was regarded as fair comment.To say that temperament is to a certain degree putty in the owner's hands, is fair comment.This is fair comment; and the last clause in particular is, surprisingly, manifestly true, explain it how we may.This was fair comment at the time; some of it doubtless justified.There is no wrong done if it is true, or if it is fair comment on a matter of public interest.
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