CNN learned nothing from its epic loss in the Nick Sandmann suit. Are they about to get taken to the cleaners again?
For a supposedly straight-shooting news source, CNN has made exactly ZERO effort to hide their naked partisan hatred for all things Donald Trump.
They aggressively run endless derogatory stories to disparage or embarrass him, exactly the way Media Matters War Plan (2017) [note: summary on pages 3 and 4] had scripted it when Trump was still President-Elect.
This isn’t merely aggressive reporting. It was malicious intent.
Their warm embrace of every disreputable critic of Trump only underscores their partisan hatred. Creepy Porn Lawyer Avenatti (once celebrated by CNN as a possible contender to oppose Trump) was one example. An even more glaring one was when they gave a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer because he served the useful purpose of slagging Trump.
Now, Trump is calling them on it.
He has delivered a lawyer’s letter nearly 300 pages long demanding CNN issue formal retractions of a litany of defamatory statements made against him. This is the first step in a lawsuit.
What are some of the issues he is raising?
As you can imagine from 300 pages, there’s a litany of specific complaints. Here are a few big ones.
The notice accused CNN of allowing claims that Trump was “illegitimately elected” in the 2016 presidential election to go unchallenged. It then raised accusations that CNN “fed a narrative” that repeatedly defamed Trump’s character before and after the 2020 presidential election.
The document stated that CNN inaccurately branded Trump as a “liar” and likened him to Adolf Hitler and communist leaders by labeling his election fraud claims as the “Big Lie.” The network has coined the term “Big Lie” in relation to Trump more than 7,700 times since January 2021, the document said.
“In this instance, President Trump’s comments are not lies: He subjectively believes that the results of the 2020 presidential election turned on fraudulent voting activity in several key states,” the document said.
The document alleged that the network treats Trump unfairly in comparison to other public figures, including Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Jussie Smollett and Andrew McCabe. It then argued that the former president’s questions about election integrity are legitimate, given that True the Vote reportedly found evidence of illegal, fraudulent votes in states such as Georgia and Arizona. —DailyCaller
We haven’t had a chance to go through the whole document yet, but we really, REALLY hope that Jim Acosta gets a special mention. After all, he was the one who asked Trump the question that led to the ‘very fine people’ quote the media loves to browbeat him.
And here’s what Jim Acosta HIMSELF said about Trump’s response when questioned about racist activists in Charlottesville.
And yet both Acosta and his network never missed an opportunity to dishonestly trot out the ‘very fine people’ Hoax (explained here) to brand Trump as a bigot.
The media (especially CNN) spread that line so aggressively that even Joe Biden’s original campaign announcement used the clip as the supposed rationale for why Biden just HAD to run for office and unseat Trump.
Other networks take note, Trump has made it clear that CNN is not the only network he’s coming for.
Hey Rachael Maddow you used to love delivering that ‘boom’ line… can you give us one of your famous ‘tick tick tick’ lead-ups for other media that will be impacted by this announcement?
Or are you too busy looking up the contact deets for a good lawyer?
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