‘Self-OANN’: Trump’s favorite channel loses Maddow lawsuit

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‘Self-OANN’: Trump’s favorite channel mocked after losing lawsuit against Rachel Maddow

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May 22, 2020

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Matthew Chapman

On Friday, a federal judge dismissed One America News Network’s defamation lawsuit against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for saying their network “literally is paid Russian propaganda.” The decision held that Maddow’s statements, in context, were “an opinion” and “cannot serve as the basis for a defamation.”

Commenters on social media were quick to laugh at the failure of OAN, a San Diego-based far-right news network that President Donald Trump has increasingly promoted as he grows frustrated with the coverage on Fox News. Some gleefully commented that because the suit was dismissed under California’s anti-SLAPP law, Maddow is entitled to recover her legal fees from them.


Ash

@cuzkristoff
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8h

Replying to @BresPolitico
and @nycsouthpaw

Best part: The suit was dismissed under the California anti-SLAPP statute, which protects speech on matters of public interest from frivolous suits. As the victor, Maddow will now have the opportunity to seek attorneys’ fees from OAN.






Eric Takamiya

@ektaka
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7h

Now do Devin Nunes' frivolous litigation against a fake cow....

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The Real Don Shafer @ShaferThe Replying to @BresPolitico @MaryWills612

Trump tweets OAN is being silenced in 3.....2.....1

49 4:15 PM - May 22, 2020

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williammyers @Williamsaysso1

Cheers. I was going to do the same thing until I saw yours.

15 4:56 PM - May 22, 2020

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Xtrmly stbl genius @Mattyxy Replying to @thedailybeast

Firm dedicated to lying brings dispute where truth, rigor, and evidence are required for victory. Who could think of a better self-oann?

16 3:38 PM - May 22, 2020

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Iris GW

Maybe Trump will get the DOJ involved on their behalf ....

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jerzeegirl (FL zone 9B)(9b)

Dismissed with prejudice which means it's dismissed permanently, it can't be retried.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

OAN a legitimate news source? LOL

Rachel a "yellow journalism propagandist"? LOL

Everything in reverse!

Kate

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soupgirl53

It is foolish to let an opinion blind you to the facts.

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soupgirl53

Not taking the bait, Lurker.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

You are counting individual straws. In the meantime, 80 some percent of blacks are supporting Biden.

Kate

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

All the cute comments in a row don't change the fact that the Democrats have very strong racial minority support and Trump has a few "individuals."

Kate

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patriciae_gw(07)

Nor does this change the OP.

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Annie Deighnaugh

The truth is always a defense against defamation:

Kristian Brunovich Rouz, originally from the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, has been living in San Diego, where OAN is based, since August 2017, reporting on U.S. politics for the 24-hour news channel. For all of that time, he’s been simultaneously writing for Sputnik, a Kremlin-owned news wire that played a role in Russia’s 2016 election-interference operation, according to an assessment by the U.S. intelligence community.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/oan-trumps-new-favorite-channel-employs-kremlin-paid-journalist

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

A number of deleted posts above--in case you were having trouble following the arguments. : )

Kate

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