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Trump campaign sues The New York Times for libel over Russia opinion article
cnbc.com ^ | February 26, 2020 | Dan Mangan

Posted on 02/26/2020 12:21:03 PM PST by ransomnote

Key Points
  • President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sued The New York Times for libel over a 2019 opinion piece.
  • The campaign is seeking millions of dollars in damages for what it claimed was The Times’ false claims that the Trump campaign had “a conspiracy with Russia” during the 2016 election.
  • The Manhattan Supreme Court suit claims the newspaper intended to hurt Trump’s chances of reelection in 2020.

 

President Donald Trump’s campaign sued The New York Times for libel over a March 2019 opinion article, saying the newspaper published its allegedly false claims with the “intentional purpose” of damaging Trump’s chances for reelection this year.

The campaign, which is seeking millions of dollars in damages, said The Times falsely reported “as fact a conspiracy with Russia” in the op-ed written by Max Frankel, which was published on March 27, 2019 under the headline “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo.”

Frankel is a former executive editor of the newspaper.

The Times had no immediate comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Reached at his home, Frankel declined to comment.

“No, I’m going to leave that to The Times,” he said.

Among other things, the suit alleges that the newspaper “has engaged in a systematic pattern of bias” against Trump’s campaign, which is designed to damage the campaign’s reputation and cause it to fail.

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1 posted on 02/26/2020 12:21:03 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

This is good. We need more of this. The media should not be able to lie with impunity.


2 posted on 02/26/2020 12:22:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: ransomnote

Teddy Roosevelt used to sue people for this kind of crap.


3 posted on 02/26/2020 12:24:26 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (With every passing day, I am a little bit gladder that Romney lost in 2012.)
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To: ransomnote

After the election, the NYT announced they were no longer fact based, but were an anti-Trump advocate dedicated to his removal.

Exhibit A


4 posted on 02/26/2020 12:26:25 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: ransomnote
They who pioneered in Russia and fake news.
5 posted on 02/26/2020 12:31:51 PM PST by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: ransomnote
Machiavelli observed that “false accusations are most often employed where there are few public indictments and wherever cities are less well organized to receive them.” Constitutions of government must allow public charges against any citizen, done without fear, and without respect to the accused’s rank or position. Alternatively, false accusers must suffer because great disorders follow unanswered whisper campaigns.

Crush President Trump's Hearsay Accusers.

6 posted on 02/26/2020 12:38:41 PM PST by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Every citizen in the US has recourse in the LAW to address this kind of thing.

Good!

If the ‘media’ recognizes what their sloppy, fraudulent and intentionally damaging ‘news’ is going to cost them... maybe they’ll return to ‘journalism’ as it’s ethically done. Maybe THEN people will respect them and actually listen to them.

As it is, who actually believes them at this point?


7 posted on 02/26/2020 12:42:09 PM PST by SMARTY ("Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights".)
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To: ransomnote

Love it, let’s hope for some justice and a guilty verdict and a hefty fine.


8 posted on 02/26/2020 12:46:08 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: SMARTY
"As it is, who actually believes them at this point?"

Indoctrinate Millenials and Gen Z types.

9 posted on 02/26/2020 12:52:14 PM PST by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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To: A Navy Vet

Right-people with the attention span of cocker spaniels or with short memory’s


10 posted on 02/26/2020 12:54:25 PM PST by SMARTY ("Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights".)
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To: 1Old Pro
Love it, let’s hope for some justice and a guilty verdict and a hefty fine.

Plus a full front-page retraction and apology.

11 posted on 02/26/2020 1:00:25 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The Truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: ransomnote

I support Trump 100% but could they also claim that the President of the United States unfairly called them the failing New York Times and fake news to intentionally hurt their business?
Trump should keep calling them that because he isn’t lying about them so it’s not libel.


12 posted on 02/26/2020 1:02:56 PM PST by Rad_J
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To: ransomnote

He’s got a high bar to jump. As public a figure as he is, he has to prove actual malice or willful disregard for truth. While we all know that both of those elements define the Slimes, proving it is next to impossible.


13 posted on 02/26/2020 1:04:20 PM PST by IronJack
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To: ransomnote

WINNING! Of course the asslown contestants in the DUHbait last night were swearing to it being a well known fact. Even to the point of tommy styro claiming he started pushing for an impeachment 3 years ago. What flaming idiots. And one is for sure.


14 posted on 02/26/2020 1:07:25 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: A Navy Vet
Indoctrinate = Indoctrinated.

Plus there are the naive who believe if they see it on TV, it must be true. Why would CBSABCNBC, CNN, MSNBC and the various print media lie to them?

There are just too many of the MSM to all being lying, spinning, parsing, distorting. Kinda makes sense, unless a person has a logical and reasoning mind and the slightest knowledge of history.

Then there are the antifa and greenie anarchists types who just hate everything associated with the greatest society this Rock has ever seen. This and my earlier post above is why "Bernie the Commie" has so much support.

15 posted on 02/26/2020 1:17:30 PM PST by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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To: ransomnote

Go for it. Sue the pants off of them!


16 posted on 02/26/2020 1:32:05 PM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: ransomnote; All

Good... Devan Nunes started the ball rolling. Let’s hope more conservatives have the stones to do likewise.


17 posted on 02/26/2020 1:37:12 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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I would target the individual. Plenty of biased bastards on MSNBC and CNN. Mark Levin could make a fortune given the task. 👍
18 posted on 02/26/2020 1:39:43 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: IronJack
He’s got a high bar to jump. As public a figure as he is, he has to prove actual malice or willful disregard for truth. While we all know that both of those elements define the Slimes, proving it is next to impossible.

On top of that, New York courts hold that anything labelled "editorial or "opinion" is almost always libel-proof.

19 posted on 02/26/2020 1:41:42 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: OttawaFreeper

Nice picture of Walter Duranty, OttawaFreeper.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Duranty

All you need to know about the NYT. They haven’t changed since then.


20 posted on 02/26/2020 1:53:56 PM PST by Rocky
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