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  • Trump campaign sues Washington Post for libel

    03/03/2020 11:08:21 PM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | 03/03/20 | John Kruzel
    President Trump's campaign has filed a multimillion-dollar libel lawsuit against The Washington Post, claiming the newspaper knowingly published false claims that Trump engaged in a conspiracy with Russia concerning U.S. presidential elections.The lawsuit, filed Monday in a Washington, D.C., federal court, comes a week after the Trump campaign filed a similar suit against The New York Times.The lawsuit cites two Washington Post opinion pieces from June 2019, one which said that then-special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the Trump campaign “tried to conspire with” a “sweeping and systematic” attack by Russia in the 2016 election. A second article stated “who...
  • Times Sued by Trump [semi-satire]

    03/02/2020 11:50:20 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2020 | John Semmens
    The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit against the New York Times for a 2019 article that claimed Trump had a deal with Putin for Russian help against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The suit cites a total lack of evidence or facts in the Times article and argues that the paper showed a "reckless disregard for the truth and malice toward the candidate." Spokesperson for the Times Gunar Bile belittled the suit, calling it "legally merit-less. The courts have granted the press blanket immunity against libel claims unless the plaintiff can prove malice. Malice is a subjective thing....
  • Trump sues New York Times for libel over Russia 'conspiracy' op-ed

    02/26/2020 10:15:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/26/2020 | Gregg Re
    The Trump campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against what it called the extremely biased New York Times, saying the papers March 27, 2019 op-ed titled The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020. They did a bad thing, Trump said at a coronavirus press conference later Wednesday, before apparently promising more litigation. There will be more coming. There will be more coming. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages in the millions of dollars, as well as punitive damages and legal fees. Knowing that then-Special Counsel Robert...
  • Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel over 2019 op-ed

    02/26/2020 2:28:25 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    the hill ^ | 02/26/20 | HARPER NEIDIG
    President Trump's reelection campaign is suing The New York Times for libel, claiming that the newspaper knowingly published false information about the president in an op-ed last year. The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, accuses the Times of intentionally defaming Trump with an op-ed claiming that his 2016 campaign had an "overarching deal" with Russia. "The statements were and are 100 percent false and defamatory," Jenna Ellis, a lawyer for the campaign, said in a statement. "The complaint alleges The Times was aware of the falsity at the time it published them, but did so...
  • Trump campaign sues The New York Times for libel over Russia opinion article

    02/26/2020 12:21:03 PM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | February 26, 2020 | Dan Mangan
    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...
  • Joe Biden Campaign Threatens Liberal Media Against Reports on Debunked Hunter Biden Pay-for-Play Scandals

    01/20/2020 4:33:48 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/20/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Former Vice President Joe Biden warned the liberal mainstream media today against reports on his son Hunter Bidens pay-for-play scandals. Joe Biden insisted the several scandals involving his son have all be debunked which is complete nonsense. This happened on the same day that five members of Joe Bidens family were accused of enriching themselves thanks to Joe Bidens lifelong career in politics. Author Peter Schweizer described the findings in his new book in a New York Post article shortly before its launch date. Politico reported: Joe Bidens campaign issued a memo to media outlets on Monday warning them against...
  • Newsweek Changed Its Article About Me. But ...

    01/14/2020 3:43:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 14, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    In my last column, "Newsweek Hits a New Low," I wrote about Newsweek's dishonest description of what I had said on one of my weekly PragerU "Fireside Chats." A viewer had asked me to respond to a statement Anne Frank made in her epic Holocaust diary. Frank said, "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." The Newsweek headline, "Conservative Radio Host Ridicules Anne Frank," was simply a lie. In order for readers to appreciate the level of mendacity, I had my entire response transcribed and placed it in the column.A few days later I received a...
  • Tommy Robinson appears in High Court over very serious allegations...

    12/24/2019 3:39:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Ruptly TV ^ | 14/11/19
    Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson appeared at the High Court in London on Thursday after being sued by a Syrian refugee for defamation. Sixteen-year-old Syrian schoolboy Jamal Hijazi and his family are seeking damages after Robinson alleged on social media the teenager had attacked white girls. "I'm being sued by the lawyer who's trying to get Shamima Begum into our country, the lawyer who represents all the terrorists," said Robinson who further alleged the lawyer had given his children's address to a far-left extremist. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had made the comments after a...
  • Clinton Slams UK Election Results [semi-satire]

    12/15/2019 10:01:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    Unsuccessful presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed the victory of Conservative Boris Johnson in this weeks elections in the United Kingdom, saying its sad to see the British succumb to the same mistake we did in 2016 when Russia colluded with Trump to thwart the will of the voters and elect Trump. Like he did for us in 2016, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele compiled a dossier proving that Johnson, like Trump, is a Putin stooge, Clinton said. I would have thought that the obviously Russian name Boris would have been enough to persuade voters that Johnson...
  • White House official sues Politico, targets Schiffs role in impeachment

    11/18/2019 11:26:02 AM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | 11/18/19 | Howard Kurtz
    EXCLUSIVE: The impeachment inquiry against President Trump has triggered a wave of charges, countercharges, court battles, subpoenas and legal threats. Now it has produced its first libel suit. A White House official on Monday sued Politico and one of its reporters over stories and tweets that he says falsely accuse him of lying, deceit and unethical conduct. Kash Patel, the National Security Councils senior counterterrorism director, is seeking more than $25 million in damages in the suit filed in Virginia. We have reached out to Politico for comment. The lawsuit also names Natasha Bertrand, a Politico reporter and MSNBC contributor,...
  • Groundbreaking $4.8M Lawsuit Threatens to Unearth SPLC's Secrets

    09/19/2019 6:47:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Over the years, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has faced numerous lawsuits for defamation and other claims. The SPLC earned its reputation by suing the Ku Klux Klan, and in recent decades it has accused various organizations of being "hate groups," listing them along with the KKK in a cynical attempt to raise money and destroy its political enemies.... Every lawsuit against the SPLC has been stalled or dismissed or settled, with none reaching the discovery process a legal process by which a plaintiff can investigate the internal documents of the organization or person he or she...
  • Carrie Severino calls out New York Times' 'shameful attempt to reignite smears' against Kavanaugh

    09/16/2019 9:44:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2019 | David Montanaro
    The short-lived new "allegations" against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were so weak that Senate investigators didn't follow up on them during the confirmation process, author Carrie Severino said Monday. "This is the weakest of the weak type of allegations. It's really a shameful attempt to reignite these smears against Judge Kavanaugh that are utterly baseless," said Severino, the founder of the Judicial Crisis Network, on "Fox & Friends." Late Sunday, the New York Times walked back an explosive report about a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Kavanaugh from his college days. The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin...
  • NYT updates Kavanaugh 'bombshell' to note accuser doesn't recall alleged assault

    09/16/2019 6:19:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 16, 2019 | Greg Re
    The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason to impeach Kavanaugh. The update included the significant detail that several friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault in question at all. The Times also stated for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and has made no comment about the episode.
  • Book: Alleged Victim of Brett Kavanaugh Does Not Recall Incident

    09/15/2019 9:32:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15, 2019 | Joel B. Pollack
    The alleged victim of a previously unreported claim of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh does not actually recall the incident according to the same authors who published the claim Sunday. The New York Times Robin Pogrebin & Kate Kelly reported Saturday, in an article that appears in Sundays print edition: We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. [Deborah] Ramirezs allegation. A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of...
  • NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

    09/10/2019 6:21:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 9, 2019 | LISA MARIE PANE
    The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization." The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA. It asks the court to step in "to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree."
  • Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings

    08/06/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 20129 | Jonathan Stermpel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court [the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over New York] revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palins defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Media Coverage of Gibson's Verdict Misses the Mark

    06/23/2019 6:29:37 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 54 replies
    Oberlin Review ^ | June 18, 2019 | Editorial
    Earlier this month, a jury awarded Gibsons Bakery $11 million following a month-long trial stemming from the bakerys lawsuit against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. Then, last Thursday, it added $33 million in punitive damages. This stunning decision which strikes a serious blow against free speech on college campuses across the country has garnered significant attention in major media outlets such as CNN and The New York Times, as well as on social media and various personal blogs. The tension between the College and Gibsons began in November 2016, when three Black...
  • Oberlin College's FAQ in lawsuit etc.

    06/21/2019 4:24:07 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 30 replies
    Oberlin College ^ | June 19, 2019 | Oberlin College
    FAQS AND BACKGROUND ABOUT THE LAWSUIT FILED BY GIBSONS BAKERY AGAINST OBERLIN COLLEGE INITIAL INCIDENT On November 9, 2016, an Oberlin student inside Gibsons Bakery was accused of shoplifting by Allyn Gibson, Jr., a bakery employee and the son and grandson of the business owners. According to witnesses, the student ran out of the store and Allyn Gibson, Jr. chased him onto Tappan Square and initiated a physical altercation. Two other students became involved in the altercation. When the police arrived, they arrested all three students. Allyn Gibson, Jr. was not arrested. Witnesses reported that Mr. Gibson had initiated the...
  • Jury Rules For Gibsons, Assigns $44 Million in Damages

    06/17/2019 12:07:42 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 35 replies
    Oberlin Review ^ | June 17, 2019 | Anisa Curry Vietze
    The Lorain County jury overseeing the trial between Gibsons Bakery and Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo has ruled in the bakerys favor, announcing $11 million in compensatory damages last Friday and an additional $33.2 million in punitive damages yesterday. Of the total $44.2 million, it is possible that the assigned punitive damages will be reduced to $22 million because of an Ohio state law that caps punitive damages at twice the amount of compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate a plaintiff for any losses they have endured, while punitive damages are meant...
  • Trump seizes on NYU professors (fabricated) tweet to push change of libel laws

    05/27/2019 8:26:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 May 2019 | Frank Miles
    President Trump on Monday seized on a New York University professors false tweet as an example of journalistic malpractice while calling for the U.S. to modify its libel laws to hold news media accountable. In his early morning tweet while on an overseas trip to Japan, the president said a fake quote attributed to him by Ian Bremmer shows whats going on in the age of Fake News. People think they can say anything and get away with it, Trump wrote. Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable! Bremmer, who is the president and...