MSNBC fake news proponent Rachel Maddow has been slapped with a defamation lawsuit of $10 million by the One America News Network (OAN) after she said the network was “paid Russian propaganda” without providing any real evidence for her wild claim.
OAN filed the lawsuit in San Diego, CA, and it will be considered by the courts in the weeks to come. The upstart news agency loved by President Donald Trump feels that Maddow’s comment came as a response to OAN President Charles Herring’s accusation of censorship against MSNBC’s parent company, Comcast.
Herring claimed that Comcast refused to carry OAN because it “counters the liberal politics of Comcast’s own news channel, MSNBC.” Maddow made the comment about OAN being Russian propaganda in July after an article published by the Daily Beast alleged that an employee of OAN also worked for Sputnik News, which is funded by Russia.
“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right-wing news outlet in America really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” Maddow said during an edition of her titular show.
“Their on-air U.S. politics reporter is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government,” Maddow added.
OAN contends in the lawsuit that Kristian Rouz, whose work was highlighted by Maddow’s conspiracy theory, is only a freelancer with Sputnik News, and his work there is completely unrelated to anything he does while working with OAN.
“I have never written propaganda, disinformation, or unverified information,” Rouz said in a statement about the many articles he has written for Sputnik News.
Skip Miller, an attorney representing OAN, believes that there is a legitimate case here against Maddow, Comcast, MSNBC and NBCUniversal Media for defamation, as the fake news has stoked fear with evidence-free conjecture about Russia endlessly for years.
“One America is wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government. This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law,” Miller said in a statement.
MSNBC and their parent company refuse to take any responsibility for their malicious behavior. They are denying that Maddow committed any wrongdoing and refuse to back down from their xenophobic and irresponsible reporting about Russia.
Amy Wolf, a lawyer for the NBCUniversal News Group, said OAN “publishes content collected or created by a journalist who is also paid by the Russian government for writing over a thousand articles” in an Aug. 6 letter addressed to OAN’s lawyer.
“Ms. Maddow’s recounting of this arrangement is substantially true and therefore not actionable,” Wolf concluded.
The courts will ultimately decide if that is or is not the case. If a jury rebukes Maddow for her deceitful reporting and she is forced to pay dearly in the court of law, that may finally silence the Russophobic noise machine that has caused irreparable damage to the American democracy since Trump won the presidency.
Reuters Calls Louisville Riots Where Cops Were Shot by Black Lives Matter Terrorists ‘Mostly Peaceful’
After cops were shot in Louisville during widespread Black Lives Matter rioting on Wednesday night, Reuters had the audacity to claim that the demonstrations were “mostly peaceful.”
Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police https://t.co/lvEd2XalpJ pic.twitter.com/L8GrPNrwCg
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
In the Reuters article linked in the tweet, the shooting of the police officers was buried in the article. Instead, editors focused on the race of the cops who returned fire to Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend after he shot at them while they were carrying out a lawful warrant at his home.
“Two white policemen who fired into the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, will not be prosecuted for her death because their use of force was justified, and a third was charged with endangering her neighbors, Kentucky’s attorney general said on Wednesday,” they wrote.
Reuters buried the lead, opting to demonize the “heavily armed police” who sent the “crowd scurrying for cover,” even though it was the Black Lives Matter/ANTIFA terrorists who shot the law enforcement officers.
Big League Politics reported on the decision by Kentucky officials to charge one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor:
On September 23, 2020, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced that fired detective Brett Hankinson will be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions on the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.
Hankison had previously admitted to shooting blindly. Some of those shots were fired into neighboring apartments not into Breonna Taylor’s where her boyfriend had opened fire onto police.
Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers involved in a serving a search warrant on the night that Taylor was killed, did not receive any charges.
The city of Louisville was placed under a state of emergency on September 22, when city officials shutdown a significant portion of the city perimeter to traffic. The majority of administrative building and other businesses were boarded up prior to the decision. Louisville has been rocked by riots related to Taylor’s death in March. These riots have been occurring for over 100 days and have resulted in a number of deaths and heated confrontations with law enforcement.
Starting on the night of September 23, there will be a 72-hour curfew in Louisville. The curfew will not apply to people partaking in essential travel, which includes work-related purposes or medical attention. Kentucky National Guard members will be deployed to the city for the purpose of maintaining public order…
Conservatives and nationalists should make it a point to promote healthy debate, while establishing a baseline of public security, to ensure that the country does not spiral further out of control in such times of instability.
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