For some this is the tale of how the author of a best-selling parental guide cried like a baby.
And for the rest of us in the multimedia publishing business it raises questions about how we deal with user comments or, in the present argot, user generated content.
Here at More4 News and Channel 4 News we have a fairly pragmatic approach to potentially defamatory and abusive posts to our Forums. We allow every post to go up immediately but have a commitment to remove anything that may be libellous, defamatory or just plain abusive within 24 hours. In the business it's called post-moderation.
The upside is that approval doesn't slow down genuine debate. The downside is that unpleasant remarks might float around in cyberspace for a while.
Meanwhile, on the More4 News blog we have been - up to now - a little more conservative, choosing to pre-moderate all comments that come in. (On the other hand, we don't ask you to register before commenting).
It's a policy that's always up for review but in the light of the Mumsnet saga perhaps we'll stick to the cautious approach for a little while longer. Cowards, us?
You can watch Channel 4 News' report on Gina Ford versus Mumsnet here.
(As a post-script to the debate about the potential significance of Gina Ford versus Mumsnet, forum dwellers, publishers and ISPs alike would do well to brush up on their history - Godfrey versus Demon, seven long internet years ago, is the real case law.)