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Donald Trumpís latest act of media intimidation sets an alarming precedent
The Washington Compost ^ | August 22, 2016 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 08/23/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT by Navy Patriot

Donald Trump has hired the lawyer who helped Hulk Hogan win an invasion-of-privacy case against Gawker and given him a new mission: threaten legal action against several media outlets that picked up a Slovenian magazine's report claiming that Melania Trump worked as an escort in the 1990s.

The website Liberal America on Monday posted a letter it received from Hollywood attorney Charles Harder demanding a retraction and an apology. Politico reported that at least three other news organizations, including London's Daily Mail, received the same notice, which warns that Melania Trump will "institute immediate legal proceedings against you" if her conditions are not met.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: consequences; karma; libel; shill; slander
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The compost quivers in fear at the thought of having to tell the truth.
1 posted on 08/23/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

Obama never intimidated the media...... /s


2 posted on 08/23/2016 6:42:25 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ( Black's jobs matter!)
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To: Navy Patriot

It’s about time the presstitutes start shivering in their boots. Bullies don’t like someone who fights back.


3 posted on 08/23/2016 6:44:30 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Navy Patriot

An accusation of being a prostitute is worthy of a lawsuit. It’s outrageous.

I guess the Washington Post doesn’t think Melania as a woman has the right to defend herself under the law. But Hillary’s child rapist was just fine.


4 posted on 08/23/2016 6:45:18 AM PDT by Williams (Make America Great Again)
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To: Navy Patriot

So, how is Trump protecting his wife from lies, “intimidating”?


5 posted on 08/23/2016 6:45:39 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Take it Easy, Chuck. I'm Not Taking it Back -- Donald Trump)
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To: Navy Patriot

Trump would have to show that journalists knowingly published a false story or acted with reckless disregard for the truth.

Which should be a slam dunk and very easy to prove, They ARE ALL LIARS.


6 posted on 08/23/2016 6:45:47 AM PDT by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: txrefugee

It bears repeating, Hillary used the law to defend a child rapist and her rapist husband, but Melania can’t defend herself in court?


7 posted on 08/23/2016 6:46:38 AM PDT by Williams (Make America Great Again)
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To: Navy Patriot

When the Washington Post assigns 20+ reporters to get the dirt on Hillary, I’ll start to think they’re fair and unbiased. Until then, they’re unprofessional garbage.


8 posted on 08/23/2016 6:46:53 AM PDT by boycott (--s)
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To: Navy Patriot

FUWP


9 posted on 08/23/2016 6:47:36 AM PDT by Fido969 (Maybe I';ve been posting for the last 10 years, and rather than spew cr@p you could look up my posts)
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To: Navy Patriot; All
Callum Borchers

I'm sorry, I just HAD to post this guy's pic!

10 posted on 08/23/2016 6:48:30 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America, a Rule of Mob nation)
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The compost quivers in fear at the thought of having to tell the truth.

Beat me to it. The media fear facing consequences for their lies.

11 posted on 08/23/2016 6:49:30 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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An accusation of being a prostitute is worthy of a lawsuit. It’s outrageous.

More worthy of pistols at dawn.

12 posted on 08/23/2016 6:50:02 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America, a Rule of Mob nation)
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To: Navy Patriot

The MSM is so in the tank for Hillary Clinton that they are completely unaware of the very visible signs of serious health issues. Can you imagine the complete meltdown of the MSM if Hillary is capacitated for any reason within the next 45 days?


13 posted on 08/23/2016 6:50:04 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: Navy Patriot

Golly, if this keeps up, Big Media might actually be forced to (gulp) report the truth.

How dare this Trump guy refuse to be intimidated!


14 posted on 08/23/2016 6:50:52 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Navy Patriot

And yet the ComPost said nothing for years as investigative journalists like Breitbart were targeted.


15 posted on 08/23/2016 6:51:34 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Navy Patriot

The MSM is so spoiled. They’re used to Republicans accepting whatever abuse they dish out.

Typical abusers—they don’t expect their victims to come back at them with greater force.


16 posted on 08/23/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT by jazminerose (oective)
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To: Navy Patriot

Callum Borchers aka queer bait.


17 posted on 08/23/2016 6:53:48 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches, and get with what's real.)
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To: Navy Patriot

When Trump wins this, he is going to make the MSM sources apologize at great, great length or will simply not grant interviews.


18 posted on 08/23/2016 6:55:04 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (I had a cool idea for a new tagline and I forgot it!)
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To: txrefugee

Bwahahahahaha. Run, bitches.


19 posted on 08/23/2016 6:55:34 AM PDT by Noumenon (We owe them nothing: not respect, not loyalty, not obedience.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Donald Trump’s latest act of media intimidation sets an alarming precedent

I'd guess "The Freerepublic" is No. 1 on her hitlist.

20 posted on 08/23/2016 6:55:43 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (KAINE-Voting For Hillary Will Put American Women On Par With Women In Iraq, Afghanistan = Sharia Law)
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