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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:59 PM

Rachel Maddow Wins Dismissal of OAN Defamation Lawsuit

Fox News is not conservative enough for trump and so trump has a new RWNJ channel. I have to admit that OANN makes Fox look almost like a real news station.

OANN filed a really weak lawsuit against MSNBC and Rachel which was dismissed today and it appears that Rachel will get her attorneys fees paid by this group nutcases



A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against Rachel Maddow, finding she did not defame One America News when she said it was “Russian propaganda.”

Herring Networks, the parent company of OAN, claimed that Maddow had defamed the company in July 2019, when she discussed a Daily Beast article reporting that an OAN contributor was also on the payroll of Sputnik, a Kremlin-backed news site.

Maddow said OAN “really literally is paid Russian propaganda.” Herring Networks alleged that she made a false statement, in that OAN is not paid by the Russian government.

In dismissing the suit on Friday, U.S. Judge Cynthia Bashant ruled that Maddow was giving her opinion based on an accurate summation of the article.

“A reasonable viewer would not actually think OAN is paid Russian propaganda, instead, he or she would follow the facts of the Daily Beast article; that OAN and Sputnik share a reporter and both pay this reporter to write articles,” Bashant wrote. “Anything beyond this is Maddow’s opinion or her exaggeration of the facts.”

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Reply Rachel Maddow Wins Dismissal of OAN Defamation Lawsuit (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote May 22 OP
Da Mannn May 22 #1
Letmypeoplevote May 22 #6
Da Mannn May 22 #8
Letmypeoplevote May 22 #10
Da Mannn May 22 #11
CornFed May 22 #2
357blackhawk May 22 #3
Letmypeoplevote May 22 #7
357blackhawk May 22 #14
Letmypeoplevote May 22 #9
357blackhawk May 22 #13
PrescientWon. May 22 #4
Letmypeoplevote May 22 #5
Charlie Mike May 22 #12
MeatSandwich Saturday #15
Ilovestx Saturday #16
DavesNotHere Saturday #17

Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:00 PM

1. it is already being appealed.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:35 PM

6. This was dismissed early on due to the fact that defamation only applies to statements of fact

This petition was so poorly drafted that it was funny. Statements of opinion are not actionable under defamation laws. An appeal will not help this mental midgets.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:39 PM

8. spin and lies are all you have.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #8)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:46 PM

10. This is rather basic First Amendment law

Statements of fact have to be false to be actionable under defamation laws. Statements of opinion are not actionable and OANN will be paying Maddow's legal bills due to this mistake

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:49 PM

11. and so are appeals.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:03 PM

2. That dude is UGLY !

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:05 PM

3. LWNJ

Alex Jones Maddow and MSNBC is "real news" but Fox and OAN aren't? How do you know that? Can you point to objective facts or just your confirmation bias?
MSNBC is race-baiting conspiracy theories and CNN is a reality TV clown show.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:38 PM

7. Alex Jones is not real news except when he is getting has ass sued

Alex Jones is a joke but I have enjoyed seeing that Jones has to pay Juanita Jean's son a ton of attorneys fees. Mark Bankston has been kicking Jones' sorry butt in court and has a couple of awards of attorney fees

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #7)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:59 PM

14. Neither is Rachael Maddow

and she is an even bigger joke with her muh Russia conspiracy theory.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:41 PM

9. Here is a good example why Fox is RWNJ source

This is so very sad

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #9)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:57 PM

13. Most MSNBC viewers

and Pacifica listeners think Shiff told the truth about "evidence", which he didn't.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:12 PM

4. in YOUR OWN WORDS, Goth...

make the argument that the OAN case is or is not solid.

Start.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:33 PM

5. Self-OANN: Trumps favorite channel mocked after losing lawsuit against Rachel #Maddow

This lawsuit is so very funny. OANN is such a bad organization that it is sad which is why trump likes these idiots. I enjoyed reading the petition when it was filed and I am glad that these idiots are getting SLAPPed which means that OANN will have to pay Maddow's legat lees



On Friday, a federal judge dismissed One America News Network’s defamation lawsuit against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for saying their network “literally is paid Russian propaganda.” The decision held that Maddow’s statements, in context, were “an opinion” and “cannot serve as the basis for a defamation.”

Commenters on social media were quick to laugh at the failure of OAN, a San Diego-based far-right news network that President Donald Trump has increasingly promoted as he grows frustrated with the coverage on Fox News. Some gleefully commented that because the suit was dismissed under California’s anti-SLAPP law, Maddow is entitled to recover her legal fees from them.



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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:53 PM

12. So, we now have a judicial ruling that says Maddow is just peddling opinions, not facts.

And you are dumb enough to count that as a victory.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #12)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:22 AM

15. Mr. Attorney didn't catch that one, did he?

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:51 AM

17. Good for Maddow! I wasn't sure the "It wasn't defamation, I just lied" defense would work for her.

n/t

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