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Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News: Legal experts give their opinions. That's what CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates told Erin Burnett Thursday night when discussing Smartmatic's $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, three of the network's hosts (Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro), Rudy Giuliani, and Sidney Powell.

Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News: Legal experts give their opinions

"When you are making statements that are knowingly false, and you make them with malice, and you actually tarnish reputations and it has a financial consequence — that's why you have defamation lawsuits in the first place," Coates said, explaining the seriousness of the lawsuit. Coates is not alone in believing Smartmatic's suit poses real threat to Fox. University of Georgia media law professor Jonathan Peters noted on Twitter that "libel law makes it difficult to prevail where the plaintiff is a public figure and/or where the speech involved a matter of public concern.

In various ways, these will be key issues in litigation. " But, Peters added that he believed the "smart money" is on Smartmatic. Wall Street Journal: Endorsing the assassination of Speaker Pelosi is merely ‘nutty' and ‘cuckoo rhetoric’ - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board says U.S.

Wall Street Journal: Endorsing the assassination of Speaker Pelosi is merely ‘nutty' and ‘cuckoo rhetoric’ - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's endorsement of assassinating the Speaker of the House, a former U.S. President, and two former U.S. Secretaries of State is merely "nutty," and "cuckoo rhetoric. " "On Thursday, under pressure from all sides, Ms. "Everyone agrees Ms. Really? Are they unaware of all of the QAnon Congresswoman's offenses? Congresswoman Greene is a "backer of the violent and absurd 'Frazzledrip' conspiracy theory, which is linked to QAnon and Pizzagate," Media Matters reports, "and essentially claims that Hillary Clinton and former aide Huma Abedin sexually assaulted a child, filleted her face, wore her face like a mask, and then drank her blood as part of a satanic ritual to ingest something called adrenochrome. " Fox Business cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' after being sued for $2.7 billion: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.

After spending months pushing conspiracy theories about voter fraud, Lou Dobbs is reportedly out of a job.

Fox Business cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' after being sued for $2.7 billion: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

"Fox News has canceled "Lou Dobbs Tonight," the program hosted by television's staunchest supporter of Donald Trump and of his assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election, The Times has learned. Dobbs' program, which airs twice nightly at 5 and 7 p.m. Eastern on the Fox Business Network, will have its final airing Friday, according to a Fox News representative who confirmed the cancellation," the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Fox News 'Cancel Culture' Segment Goes Off The Rails When Jonah Goldberg Blames Trump. Conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg threw a wrench into the works at Fox News on Sunday after he accused network hosts of lying about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

Fox News 'Cancel Culture' Segment Goes Off The Rails When Jonah Goldberg Blames Trump

Fox News host Howard Kurtz began the segment by asserting that liberals are engaging in "cancel culture" in an effort to silence conservatives. "I have to be honest about this," Goldberg replied. "This is an American problem. There is a vast and thriving right-wing cancel culture. Fox News faces backlash after implication that Biden is just as racist as Trump during press briefing - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Fox News faced off against the new White House on Monday and tried to create a false equivalency between former President Donald Trump, a documented racist, and President Joe Biden.

Fox News faces backlash after implication that Biden is just as racist as Trump during press briefing - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

When President Trump was imposing travel restrictions in March on China, then-candidate Biden called it "xenophobic and fearmongering," said Fox News' White House reporter Peter Doocy, son of host Steve Doocy. "So, now President Biden is putting travel restrictions on people coming in from other countries. What word would you use to describe that? " Obviously, in the case of Trump, who referred to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "Kung-flu" and "Chinese virus," travel from China was shutdown not based on science but on fear.

Dr. In the case of Biden, the decision was made based on the recommendations of scientists and medical experts on the COVID-19 team. See the video below as well as some of the criticisms: 'Are We On Another Planet Right Now?' Pundit Laughs In Fox Host's Face Over Biden Whines. Left-leaning activist Nomiki Konst pushed back against Fox News host Harris Faulkner after she complained that the press has not been tough enough on Joe Biden during his first 24 hours in office.

'Are We On Another Planet Right Now?' Pundit Laughs In Fox Host's Face Over Biden Whines

Chuck Todd: Biden's Presidency 'Will Have Failed' If He Doesn't Deliver 100 Million Doses In 100 Days. MSNBC host Chuck Todd suggested on Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden will have "failed" if he is unable to deliver 100 million vaccine doses during his first 100 days in office.

Chuck Todd: Biden's Presidency 'Will Have Failed' If He Doesn't Deliver 100 Million Doses In 100 Days

"Let's be realistic," Todd said on his Meet the Press Daily program. "Biden's first crucial task is to vaccinate America, to fulfill that promise to get 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. " "The ultimate success or failure of his presidency may hinge simply on that one promise," the MSNBC host continued. "And it might be his only way to immediately begin cauterizing American's social, economic and political wounds. " Fox Settled a Lawsuit Over Its Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition.

On Oct. 12, 2020, Fox News agreed to pay millions of dollars to the family of a murdered Democratic National Committee staff member, implicitly acknowledging what saner minds knew long ago: that the network had repeatedly hyped a false claim that the young staff member, Seth Rich, was involved in leaking D.N.C. emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Fox Settled a Lawsuit Over Its Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition.

(Russian intelligence officers, in fact, had hacked and leaked the emails.) Fox’s decision to settle with the Rich family came just before its marquee hosts, Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity, were set to be questioned under oath in the case, a potentially embarrassing moment. And Fox paid so much that the network didn’t have to apologize for the May 2017 story on FoxNews.com. But there was one curious provision that Fox insisted on: The settlement had to be kept secret for a month — until after the Nov. 3 election. The exhausted plaintiffs agreed. Fox News and its lawyer, Joe Terry, declined to answer that question when I asked last week.

Why the polls were so far off in the 2020 election. Chaos at Fox as some refuse to believe the network’s own reporting on Trump’s contempt for troops. On Friday, Fox News confirmed much of the reporting by The Atlantic on President Donald Trump disparaging American service members.

Chaos at Fox as some refuse to believe the network’s own reporting on Trump’s contempt for troops

The network followed the Associated Press and The Washington Post in largely confirming the reporting. But even after Fox News reporters matched the reporting, Fox News personality Greg Gutfield falsely claimed on-air that the story had been “debunked.” As Fox's own reporters confirm parts of the Atlantic story, Greg Gutfeld refers to it on air as a "hoax" and a "scam" pic.twitter.com/Fg938GaSyf— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) September 4, 2020 The split continued throughout the day. ‘Trump Is Finally Done, Trump Is Finally Done,’ Says Strait-Jacketed Opinion Columnist Babbling To Cup Of Applesauce. WASHINGTON—Growing increasingly unhinged after reading that the president’s favorability numbers were plunging, strait-jacketed opinion columnist Gail Collins repeated to herself that “Trump is finally done” while babbling to a cup of applesauce, sources confirmed Tuesday.

‘Trump Is Finally Done, Trump Is Finally Done,’ Says Strait-Jacketed Opinion Columnist Babbling To Cup Of Applesauce

“The Republicans are at last abandoning him, yes they are, yes they are, yes they are,” said the deranged, heavily sweating op-ed writer as she rocked back and forth, laughing maniacally while noting that Trump had “proven his clear unfitness for office, don’t you think, Richard?” To a snack-sized serving of Mott’s unsweetened applesauce. “The American people have finally seen through his charade ticky ticky ticky ticky! We all go down. The media's dubious about-face on coronavirus risks. If a ludicrous media consensus is abandoned overnight, did it ever really exist? This is a question many of us have been asking ourselves for nearly two decades about the Iraq war, which practically no one is willing to defend these days. In 2003 the situation was very different; that Saddam Hussein had acquired "weapons of mass destruction" (what sort was neither clear nor especially important) and willing to employ them (from half a world away, against the world's most powerful military) was not seriously questioned by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, or indeed any organ of public opinion save for a handful of blogs and the then-newly founded American Conservative magazine.

The handful of dissidents were reviled as dumb hippies or "unpatriotic conservatives"; the terms of the debate, such as it was, were personal, not empirical. We all know what happened. There were no weapons, nor, it soon became clear, had there ever been any good evidence for believing otherwise. Andrea Mitchell Gives Props For Donald's 'Effective Communication' About Hydroxychloroquine.

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday called President Donald Trump “effective” at “communication” about his controversial use of the drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. Mitchell’s remarks came after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed Trump’s promotion of hydroxychloroquine. “Come on, man, what is he doing?” Biden exclaimed during an interview on Tuesday. Let’s explore exactly why Dr. Phil’s coronavirus arguments are so obtuse. Fox News Doc: It's Time For COVID-19 Patients To 'Come Off' Ventilators And Either Survive Or Die.

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier on Sunday said COVID-19 patients would soon need to be removed from ventilators even if they cannot breathe on their own. Media's Taboo Topic: Why's Trump Doing This? Published With Permission of Press Run, Eric Boehlert’s new must-read media newsletter. Subscribe here. Everything Trump has done in response to the coronavirus national emergency has been dead wrong. That's confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that were established over a decade ago for when dealing with a health crisis. The agency created a 450-page manual and Trump and his team have not only ignored the recommendations — be consistent, transparent, factual, and credible — they've actively done the opposite. "The U.S. response will be studied for generations as a textbook example of a disastrous, failed effort," said Ron Klain, who was tapped by President Barack Obama to oversee the nation’s fight against Ebola in 2014.

Trump has seemingly done everything to help spread the disease. Enraged Trump Snarls At Bill Hemmer: 'We Did Not Screw Up!' Bill Hemmer tried to do the impossible: get Trump to agree he wasn't perfect. Silly Bill Hemmer. Considering Hemmer is a Fox "News" guy, maybe THAT is the real story, but regardless, here he is recounting quite plainly for Trump his own words back to him about his COVID-19 response. HEMMER: A month ago, the CDC had an initial test that failed. 'Sycophant' OANN Reporter Schooled After Asking Trump If 'Chinese Food' Is Racist. OANN correspondent Chanel Rion asked Donald Trump on Thursday if the term “Chinese food” is racist. The question came up at a White House press briefing, where Rion seemed to be equating the “Chinese food” to “Chinese virus,” which has been criticized as a racist term to refer to COVID-19. Earlier in the week, Rion had tweeted that she was not offended by White House officials who call the virus “Chinese.”

NYT journalists slammed for allegedly sitting on a damning scoop about Trump. On Tuesday, a bombshell report dropped in the New York Times that gave a detailed and damning account of the machinations behind President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Most explosive of all, the report found that Trump told officials that they should be shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down during commotion at the border, contrary to U.S. law. It was remarkable reporting that appeared to expose Trump’s brutality, ignorance of the law, disdain for human rights, and abuse of power. MSM Smears Sanders For Saying MSM Smears Sanders. Mass media narrative managers have been throwing a fit ever since Senator Bernie Sanders criticized The Washington Post for providing unfair coverage of him at a New Hampshire town hall on Monday. “Anybody here know how much Amazon paid in taxes last year?” Sanders asked the crowd. ‘It’s just sparkling racism’: Internet mocks the hell out of the New York Times for describing Trump’s comments as ‘racially infused’ – Raw Story.

The Spice Must Flow (Part Infinity) The Spice Must Flow. Scenes from HBO's Chernobyl v. Real Footage Shot in 1986: A Side-By-Side Comparison. Audiences today can't get enough of history, especially history presented as a podcast or a prestige television series. Chuck Todd Slams Democrats For Investigating Trump's Transgressions. WATCH: Fox cuts away from Trump babbling about farmers not being able to connect tractors to the internet – Raw Story. NY Times Bans Reporters from Appearing on The Rachel Maddow Show. Unbelievable. Dana Perino Tells Democrats Don't Slam Fox News on Fox News. Awful Andrew Sullivan Mansplains Trump To Zerlina Maxwell. Ugh. The View's Whoopi Goldberg busts Meghan McCain for repeated interruptions: 'Just let people talk!'

Sen. Rick Scott Gets A Pass For Overseeing Largest Case Of Medicare Fraud In History. The Trump administration is going after the Affordable Care Act once again, and guess who they want as a "point man" to help them come up with an alternative? No one other than the guy who oversaw one of the largest cases of Medicare fraud in history. Fox News Caught, Killed Stormy Daniels Story to Help Trump Win. Maria Bartiromo Gets Schooled By Rep. Jim Himes On FBI. New York Times ripped to shreds for tweeting about Pelosi’s speakership by first describing her dress. The Death of the Media: Because It’s Already #2016Redux. 'This makes zero sense': Fox host unloads on Trump for still claiming Mexico is paying for his wall.

How ‘The New York Times’ Deceived the Public on North Korea. The New York Times may still have a Judith Miller problem—only now it’s a David Sanger problem. Miller, of course, is the former Times reporter who helped build the case for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq with a series of reports based on highly questionable sources bent on regime change. The newspaper eventually admitted its errors but didn’t specifically blame Miller, who left the paper soon after the mea culpa and is now a commentator on Fox News. Now, Sanger, who over the years has been the recipient of dozens of leaks from US intelligence on North Korea’s weapons program and the US attempts to stop it, has come out with his own doozy of a story that raises serious questions about his style of deep-state journalism. Fox News Now Just Airing Continuous Blood-Red Screen With Disembodied Voice Chanting ‘They’re Coming To Kill You’ People Are Posting Examples Of How Media Can Manipulate The Truth (15 Pics)

Sean Hannity frantically ends his segment after guests criticize the Trump-Putin summit. Splinternews. Untitled. David Gregory Shows Rest Of Media How To Normalize Trump. 2017 08 electionReport 0. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are angry at Donald Trump now — but they’ve never apologized for promoting him. The National Enquirer’s Fervor for Trump. FEAR & UNbalanced: Confessions of a 14-Year Fox News Hitman. ‘He actually sounded presidential’: CNN guest normalizes Trump for reading Saudi speech without ‘popping off’ Adorable Trump Enablers Joe And Mika Are Engaged. The Media Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think. WATCH: Joe Scarborough melts down after Mika Brzezinski mocks him for comparing Ivanka to RFK. The New York Times Normalizes Trump's Ignorance. ‘Tell us who you’re apologizing to’: Wolf Blitzer lectures abashed Sean Spicer over Hitler comments. Welcome to Donald Trump's Post-Fact America - Rolling Stone.

The mainstream media is preparing to wage war on Ivanka Trump. WATCH: SNL mocks CNN for their nightly Trump surrogate shoutfest panels. Right on Cue, Media Begins to Normalize Trump. Bill Kristol and Joe Scarborough’s ‘Morning Joe’ Shouting Match. Mika Brzezinski snaps at Clinton: ‘Get off your high horse’ because Trump is ‘brilliant’ on taxes. Hannity Loses It Over Journalists With 'Expensive Wine Lifestyles' Criticizing Trump. Donald Trump's Appearance on Jimmy Fallon Is an Insult to American Taxpayers. Trevor Noah Eviscerates Matt Lauer's Presidential Forum Performance.

WATCH: Howard Kurtz blames the media’s “negative” portrayal of Trump for his rising unfavorability ratings. Trump gets Hannitized: Facing down a media frenzy, Trump seeks out some Fox News love. UK Guardian Reporter Produced Fake News « Memory Hole. Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump. Fox "News" Classic: Hitchens On Hannity. An Atheist Destroyed Hannity. Rollingstone. “Fox & Friends” tries to teach the bigots in your life “how to seem tolerant” on Facebook. Fox & the War on Cops. Huffingtonpost. Megyn Kelly abruptly announces unplanned two-week vacation, effective immediately.

Fox News host’s painfully awkward Donald Trump faux pas: Brings up Megyn Kelly comments, and co-hosts fall deathly silent. Fox & Friends’ stunning hypocrisy: “We were never told the nature of [Dylann Roof's] bias” Howard Kurtz: Fox News is the real victim of the Charleston massacre. Jon Stewart Slams Fox News Over Charleston Coverage. Fox host freaks out over ‘Marxist’ Pope Francis: He is ‘the most dangerous person on the planet’

Sunday Times Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst. Jon Stewart SHREDS The New York Times Over Marco Rubio Coverage. Cenk Uygur hammers ‘unbelievable hypocrite’ Hannity and conservatives for backing ex-McKinney cop. It’s Not Just Brian Williams... Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War. It’s Not Just Brian Williams... Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War. Brian Williams Suspended for False Iraq Tale, But Media’s Real Scandal is the War Lies Spun Daily. Most painful ‘Fox & Friends’ segment ever? Hosts fail ‘manhood’ test after tire change ends in near disaster. Watch this activist politely destroy CNN for racism: ‘Whiteness gets nuance and blackness doesn’t’ The Bushies: Out Of Office Six Years And Still Working The Refs.

“Morning Joe’s” Nazi freakout: Joe Scarborough is a bullying egomaniac (pt. 134) Reporting on Waco biker gang killings reveals disparities in news coverage. Jon Stewart Takes Fox, Scarborough To Task For Whining About Obama Saying Fox Demonizes The Poor. Fox News explains Baltimore: A Greatest Hits video. Documentary — "Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us" (2007) CNN host hypes Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina presidential bids as ‘weird girl fight’

Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: Is it possible to be a Muslim and salute the flag? Fox News contributor Stacey Dash’s oblivious Obama-bashing: “No one would have been beheaded” during Bush years (not even the guy that was) Fox News Called Out Again For Fearmongering On Libya. Greta Van Susteren Asks Why Democrats Removed "God" From Party Platform. Why Do Poor People Living in an Abandoned Skyscraper So Outrage the New Yorker? Ryan's Lies… I Mean, His 'Overreaches' Politicians, Don't Worry About Factcheckers–They Don't Worry About Your Lies. The Daily Show: Last Week vs This Week in Fox 'News' Convention Coverage.