CNN is facing a lawsuit that could cost the network hundreds of millions of dollars.
And CNN got some bad news.
That’s because a judge just smacked CNN with this massive courtroom defeat.
U.S. District Court Raag Singhal allowed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz’s $300 million lawsuit against CNN for misrepresenting his comments during Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial.
Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz’s defamation lawsuit against CNN over its coverage of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial can continue after a judge refused the network’s motion to dismiss.
Dershowitz alleged CNN provided an edited version of his remarks and a misleading narrative about his views that damaged his reputation as a scholar. He’s seeking $300 million in damages, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
Dershowitz sued CNN claiming commentators Joe Lockhart and Paul Begala misrepresented his comments defending President Trump.
In response to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s question about Donald Trump believing his re-election was in the public interest, Dershowitz agreed and said all public officials believed that, which meant Trump was not asking for a quid pro quo when he requested the Ukrainian President help uncover corrupt acts committed by Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine.
But Dershowitz added that a corrupt motive would make a quid pro quo illegal.
“Every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest and, mostly you are right, your election is in the public interest, and if a President does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment,” Dershowitz declared.
Lockhart claimed Dershowitz declared the President had a “license to commit crimes.”
“The Dershowitz Doctrine would make Presidents immune from every criminal act, so long as they could plausibly claim they did it to boost their re-election effort,” Begala added. “Campaign finance laws: out the window. Bribery statutes: gone. Extortion: no more.”
CNN claimed the lawsuit was baseless because the network was protected by the fair report privilege, which allows the media to report on government proceedings without fear of lawsuits.
Judge Singhal disagreed and cited the fact that CNN edited Dershowitz’s remarks.
“CNN presented an abridgment of Dershowitz’ answer to Senator Cruz'[s] question,” Singhal ruled. “The abridgment is not accurate, to the extent that it omitted a crucial qualification: that an illegal motive for a quid pro quo would be corrupt.
“As a result, the commentators’ statements – that Dershowitz believes a President can do anything, even commit crimes if it would help his re-election – are not based upon a fair and accurate summary of Dershowitz’ statement to the Senate,” Singhal added.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota just floated a ridiculous conspiracy theory after a Supreme Court decision
CNN destroyed its credibility by peddling Fake News during Donald Trump’s Presidency.
But with Trump out of office, the network hasn’t changed their approach.
Now CNN’s Alisyn Camerota just floated a ridiculous conspiracy theory after a Supreme Court decision.
The Democrats remain in meltdown mode after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, sending the abortion issue back to the individual states.
For nearly 50 years, Democrats have repeated the lie that a “constitutional right to abortion” existed.
The Left are coping with this reality by coming up with ways to circumvent the law in red states with restrictive abortion laws.
Out of ghoulish desperation, the Left have crafted a conspiracy theory that the government will use data from period tracking apps to determine if women are pregnant, and CNN is giving credence to this insane idea.
“My period tracking app tells me when I’m supposed to be getting my period and when I’m not, and so you can use that data to see when I am supposed to be pregnant, but aren’t and a state attorney general, local law enforcement could use that against me…” Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA) told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota recently. “[I]t can take everyone’s data and create mass surveillance architecture to be able to track people who are traveling out of state, who should be pregnant but aren’t, searching… for abortion pills or for clinics or how to get to California, for instance where I represent.”
This narrative is completely detached from reality.
Pregnant women who seek abortions are not being criminalized, and there is zero probable cause for law enforcement to acquire a warrant in Rep. Jacobs’s dystopian vision.
Also, it should be noted that the type of medical tyranny Jacobs is warning about was proposed by the Left during the height of the COVID pandemic.
“Right now, there are no protections for how that data could be used by law enforcement at the state or local level or by non-profit groups like local right-wing non-profits, small right-wing non-profit groups, who could be buying or getting that data in order to, you know, be able to take part in the bounty law that’s part of the Texas anti-abortion legislation,” the Congresswoman claimed.
This is #BlueAnon nonsense.
But the conspiracy theories of the Left get the so-called “mainstream” media’s acceptance, as Camerota offered no pushback whatsoever to the absurd suggestion.
“I mean, Congresswoman, this sounds so Big Brother,” Camerota responded. “It sounds so Handmaiden’s Tale. It’s just, you know, dystopian what — you believe that tech platforms would hand over information like that to, you know, some Sheriff who came calling.”
Democrats do not handle losing well, especially on the issue of abortion.
For decades, they viewed it as a sacrament, and now it is no longer protected by a flawed Supreme Court decision.
CNN’s S.E. Cupp just redefined “clueless” and explained why the network is sinking faster than the Titanic
Democrats are in the middle of the most spectacular political belly flop ever.
You’d think political “analysts” would be able to grasp that obvious fact.
But CNN’s S.E. Cupp just redefined “clueless” and explained why the network is sinking faster than the Titanic.
America’s economy is falling to pieces with some Wall Street veterans predicting a nasty recession is on the way.
Gas prices continue hitting new records, inflation is out of control, and international relations are in shambles with two nuclear powers inching towards what could become World War III.
But all Democrats can do is panic over losing the ability to kill unborn babies anywhere and everywhere.
Following the announcement that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the talking heads on CNN’s New Day proved why Democrats — and the network that acts as their press department — are quickly sinking into irrelevance.
Ironically, they’re so deep in denial one commentator, entertainingly enough, tried to project the Democrat’s woes onto the Republican party.
At one point, host John Berman asked commentator S.E. Cupp – who once claimed to be a conservative until she realized she wasn’t the next Megyn Kelly – about what she expects going forward.
“Now that anti-abortion activists got what they wanted, right, which is to overturn Roe vs. Wade, what happens now politically, do you think?” Berman asked.
Cupp’s answer had more to do with leftist fantasy than reality.
“It’s hard to imagine the Republican Party surviving this,” Cupp claimed. “Um, between anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ, book banning, anti-democracy, I mean, add all of the regressive bullshit — uh, garbage, sorry, to this — I don’t take that back — um, add it all together and I don’t know who is left in the future — in future generations to be drawn to this Party.”
Actually, she just listed most of the reasons moderate Democrats have been abandoning the Party and fleeing to the GOP for some sanity.
They simply can’t claim a biology degree is needed to define a woman one day and then flip back to crying about “women’s rights” the next.
Democrats are losing their voter base because most reasonable people don’t want to kill unborn babies, serve up porn in school libraries, or push an aggressive, experimental gender confusion agenda.
Radical leftists have clearly hijacked the Democrat Party.
And CNN’s so-called “experts” can’t even see what’s happening — or that they’re helping destroy the Democrats’ chances for elections to come.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
CNN’s Brian Stelter just received some news that has him sweating bullets
CNN is going through an identity crisis.
Their new corporate bosses are not pleased with the product they inherited.
Now, CNN’s Brian Stelter just received some news that has him sweating bullets.
CNN is undergoing a massive shake-up in the aftermath of Warner Bros. and Discovery completing their merger.
Board member John Malone, who was the largest shareholder in Discovery prior to the merger and allegedly possesses a libertarian streak, has been vocal about his belief that CNN has become too biased.
In fact, Malone recently suggested that he’d like to see CNN become more like Fox News, and strike a better balance between hard news and opinion hosts.
One of the hosts who have been identified as being too biased is Brian Stelter, the network’s supposed media “watchdog,” who not only has a major left-wing bias, but is also not bringing in viewers.
“CNN’s Reliable Sources with left-wing host Brian Stelter had its lowest-rated episode since September 2019 on Sunday when only 580,000 viewers tuned into the struggling program,” Fox News reported. “‘Reliable Sources’ also struggled in the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging only 73,000 viewers from the critical category.”
“Stelter’s program shed 13% of the total audience who tuned into the show that precedes it, ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS,’ and lost 25% of Zakaria’s viewers among the demo,” Fox News continued. “It was Stelter’s smallest audience since Sept. 15, 2019.”
Stelter has been called the “attack dog” of disgraced former CNN president Jeff Zucker, who was run out of the network for lying about a relationship he had with network executive Allison Gollust.
And he even had the audacity to publicly criticize one of his new bosses, Malone, after his contention that CNN was too biased.
Without Zucker to protect him, Stelter has truly put himself on the chopping block.
His low ratings and biased reporting could be the pretext needed to run Stelter out of the network.
For example, CNN’s so-called “media watchdog” refused to comment on the corporate press refusing to cover the assassination attempt against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with any seriousness.
New CNN president, Chris Licht, already seems to be trying to rein in the network’s radical left-wing hosts.
He recently suggested that they not use the phrase “the big lie” to describe former President Donald Trump’s comments about possible voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Licht’s rationale was that the phrase was a Democrat talking point, which is correct.
According to internal leaks after Zucker’s ouster, several of CNN’s on-air personalities have voiced their frustration about the new direction of the network.
A tiger can’t change his stripes, so CNN will undoubtedly retain its left-wing bias.
It will probably just do so without Stelter.
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