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Libel Suits Targeting Corrupt News Outlets Are Piling Up

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

One of the most pressing issues facing America today is finding some way to hold corrupt and out of control media outlets accountable for their intentional reporting of blatantly false information as part of their tireless efforts to support the agenda of the Democrat Party. Accomplishing this is very difficult given the state of U.S. law and the protections afforded the press under the first amendment.

As things stand today, seeking to punish these corrupt organizations via the libel laws is essentially the only route available to those they have abused, and it is a very tough road indeed. Regardless, some hardy souls and creative lawyers are making the effort.

On Friday evening, GOP congressman Devin Nunes announced he would soon be filing libel suits against both CNN and The Daily Beast, two of the most corrupt purveyors of fake news on the planet. The Daily Beast filed a report earlier this week alleging that Ukrainian operative Lev Parnas, who has been indicted in the U.S. on campaign finance technicalities,  claims that he helped Nunes set up meetings in which he obtained information about Ukraine during a European trip last November.

Nunes says the stories are blatantly and demonstrably false:

“These demonstrably false and scandalous stories published by the Daily Beast and CNN are the perfect example of defamation and reckless disregard for the truth,” Nunes told Breitbart News late Friday night. “Some political operative offered these fake stories to at least five different media outlets before finding someone irresponsible enough to publish them. I look forward to prosecuting these cases, including the media outlets, as well as the sources of their fake stories, to the fullest extent of the law. I intend to hold the Daily Beast and CNN accountable for their actions. They will find themselves in court soon after Thanksgiving.”

Because he has spent the past three years as a leader in the effort to expose the deep state coup cabal within the DOJ and FBI and also led the defense of President Trump during the past two weeks’ impeachment circus, Nunes has been the target of all manner of false reporting by these and other corrupt media organizations. It would be a great blessing for the nation if he could prove his case and win monstrous judgments against both CNN and The Daily Beast.

On Thursday, Covington Catholic High School student Nicolas Sandmann won a crucial judgment in his $275 million libel case against NBC Universal. The judge in that case, U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman, ruled that if NBC’s allegations that Sandmann “blocked” well-known leftist activist Nathan Phillips or “did not allow him to retreat” during their confrontation on the National Mall last year are false, then they are libelous.

As reported by Fox Business on Friday:

Video widely shared online showed Sandmann and Phillips standing close to each other, with Sandmann staring and at times smiling at Phillips as the man continued to beat on a drum. Both Phillips and Sandmann have said they were trying to defuse tensions rising among three groups on a day when Washington hosted both the anti-abortion March for Life, attended by Sandmann and his Covington Catholic High School classmates, and the Indigenous Peoples March.

You will remember that every corrupt fake news organization in America participated in a feeding frenzy following that confrontation in an effort to portray Sandmann and his classmates as a pack of rabid, privileged white kids who bullied a poor “native American” who was just minding his own business when they supposedly descended upon him. We quickly learned – and the video of the incident proved beyond all doubt – that it was in fact the kids who were minding their own business waiting for a bus to arrive to pick them up when Phillips, a notorious leftist agitator with a long history of aggressive behavior, descended on them.

Notably, Judge Bertelsman is also the presiding judge in Sandmann’s similar cases against CNN and the Washington Post, and has also ruled in Sandmann’s favor on these issues in those cases. With any luck, Sandmann will ultmately prevail in all three cases.

Who knows, given that CNN is already a money-losing proposition, maybe a couple of judgments totaling half a billion dollars or so would give its owners at AT&T cause to consider whether their ongoing support for CNN’s Goebbels-like fake news operation is worth bearing the cost and reputational damage.

We can always hope. For America to survive in its current form, we must find some means of enforcing accountability in our intentionally-fake news media establishment. If the libel laws can’t be made to work, some other, probably uglier, alternatives will have to be found.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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10 thoughts on “Libel Suits Targeting Corrupt News Outlets Are Piling Up

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  2. phineas gage - November 23, 2019

    Aggressive legal action was used to take on La Cosa Nostra and reduce it to a shadow of its former self.

    The media is the modern mob of our time and needs to be similarly attacked and disaggregated.

  3. Gregg - November 23, 2019

    Now that is the great good news I was talking about wanting to hear.

    Bravo-Zulu to you Dave and to the brave people fighting back. Another thing to be thankful this year.

  4. SkippingDog - November 23, 2019

    It’s easy to file a lawsuit. It’s not so easy to win a lawsuit.

    1. phineas gage - November 23, 2019

      True, but filing lawsuits creates its own problems in terms of time and money. This sort of legal warfare is used by the Left all the time. Why shouldn’t it be directed back at them?

      1. maudib - November 24, 2019

        As citizens, would it be possible to sue them simply for being intentionally neglectful in their reporting? Wouldn’t they lose their status as a valid news organization? This could be done by groups from every state, which would share the costs of each suit. The publicity and impact of many suits should be detrimental and possibly discredit them enough to shut them down as news orgs.

  5. phineas gage - November 23, 2019

    Slightly O/T, epic article by John Nolte at Breitbart on the hoax impeachment disaster.

    The Dems and media have delivered a massive turkey in a timely fashion.

  6. Jimmy MacAfee - November 23, 2019

    Too bad the accused Duke students only were able to sue Duke and other principals – railroad newsmedia. Might have set a precedent. In the more recent rape hoax, the UVA dean did get some satisfaction from her case against Rolling Stone(d), but the fraternity was given only a small part of what they deserved in their lawsuit.

  7. Clowny Lapel Flower Squirts - November 23, 2019

    The Criminals In Action won’t like this. Look for false flag distractions and 50 clowns piling out of a Zil Trabant with a glorious hammer and sickle on the side.
    The Great Leap Forward is so wildly entertaining Comrades!

  8. Ben Colder - November 24, 2019

    I hope the fake news outlets all go broke then we can start over with honest news .Ha that will be the day I think we are stuck with fake news from now on out until they get the communists to take over the government thats what they really want and I don’t think they are to far from getting it done.

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