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  • Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues New York Times for libel

    10/17/2018 11:32:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2018 | By HOLLY ROSENKRANTZ
    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who lost his U.S. Senate bid in August, filed a lawsuit against The New York Times and one of its opinion writers over an opinion piece that he says contains ''several false, defamatory factual assertions" that he claims damage his chances of running for office again. Arpaio, 86, is seeking $147.5 million in damages, as well as attorney fees. The suit, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that New York Times writer Michelle Cottle purposely made malicious statements that would negatively affect a bid for the late Sen. John...
  • Kavanaugh And Thomas Could End Media Protection From Libel

    10/10/2018 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 24 replies
    On Feb. 29, 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested in Alabama on two counts of perjury for allegedly filing false state income tax returns. In response, and believing the case to be without merit, two groups, the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and The Struggle For Freedom In The South, were formed with the aim of assisting Dr. King with the funding of his defense. On March 29, 1960, these two groups published a 10-paragraph advertisement in The New York Times with the aim of collecting such funds. The advertisement contained a description of multiple grievances that had...
  • Dershowitz leads push to seriously punish false accusers:.....

    10/03/2018 1:04:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | October 3, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    FULL TITLE OF ARTICLE - Dershowitz leads push to seriously punish false accusers: Women who willfully lie should go to prison Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz believes the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick provide an “educational moment” in dealing with women who falsely accuse men of sexual misconduct. Dershhowitz joined other panelists on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday discussing the questionable interview of the Supreme Court nominee’s third accuser. Swetnick’s NBC interview which aired Monday was filled with accounts that appeared to differ from the sworn testimony she had already provided claiming Kavanaugh had attended parties in high...
  • The Participants in the Kavanaugh Smear Must be Punished

    10/03/2018 4:49:13 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 39 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    TodayÂ’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Hey, remember 8 days ago, when Rod Rosenstein was going to be fired? When he had resigned? When he had, according to our fake news media, verbally resigned no fewer than five times? Yeah, those were good times, huh? Hey, remember when President Trump ordered the declassification of a bunch of documents that have been requested various congressional committees and stonewalled for more than a year by the DOJ and the FBI? That was, like, 3 weeks ago? Right? Hey, remember when every liberal/leftist/socialist/commie in America was telling us that, if you...
  • Christine Ford is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    09/17/2018 4:19:06 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 219 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/17/2018 | Peter Alexander
    BREAKING: Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser tells @TODAYshow Christine Ford is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Cmte. Says Ford believes alleged attack was “attempted rape.”
  • Kavanaugh’s accuser recovered her memory at the time Dems were panicked Romney would win

    09/17/2018 4:25:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/17/18 | Thomas Lifson
    Bookworm has noticed a very odd coincidence: after telling no one her story about the alleged incident for decades, she suddenly remembered and spoke about it in couples’ therapy in 2012, when leftists perceived the possibility that Mitt Romney, ahead in the polls, would win the presidency and appoint Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She writes: In 2012, Romney ran against Obama. Up until his 47% gaffe, Romney was doing well. He actually had a shot of winning. For the Democrats, as has been the case since Bork, having a Republican in the White House, especially with the ever-aging...
  • Christopher Steele is no-show in London court in civil case over dossier

    02/06/2018 2:24:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/18 | Pamela K. Browne
    On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, former British MI-6 Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is going to extremes to avoiding answering questions from the United States Congress, while at the same time avoiding being videotaped and deposed in a multi-million dollar libel case brought against Buzzfeed. The media outlet published the unverified Trump dossier just over a year ago, setting off an international firestorm. Steele was a no-show Monday for a long-requested deposition in London, Fox News has learned. The news comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have announced a criminal referral...
  • Does Trump Have Grounds for a MASSIVE Libel Suit?

    02/02/2018 10:34:41 AM PST · by Mr. K · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 2/2/18 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    I think there are Felonies here and Misprision of Felonies, but in addition isn't their grounds for a MASSIVE libel suit of epic proportions? I meant they spent $12 million to MANUFACTURE a dossier accusing a person of some pretty terrible things. That certainly is grounds for a civil suit. Then (knowing it was fake) they used it to obtain warrants. That's where the felonies come in. And all the stuff that happened after- including unmasking.
  • Why We Don’t Need Libel and Blackmail Laws

    01/24/2018 6:41:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 24, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    President Donald Trump said, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.” The president was responding to statements made in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Our nation does not need stronger laws against libel. To the contrary, libel and slander laws should be repealed. Let’s say exactly what libel and slander are. The legal profession defines libel as a published false statement that is damaging to...
  • Sholom Rubashkin: PETA (Antifa's) Modern Day Blood Libel

    12/26/2017 11:43:52 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    12/27/17 | Yomin Postelnik
    An innocent man is freed.  Alan Dershowitz and numerous congressmen, senators and former US attorneys general spanning the entire political spectrum all put their names and reputations on the line for him.  Hundreds of thousands of Jews, and many Righteous Gentiles, celebrate around the world.  As usual, that doesn't stop the social justice warriors (what a complete misnomer if ever their were one).  And if that were all that happen, who would care?  If PETA wants to go around smearing the kindest and greatest we have, that's between them and the bird brains they represent.  But when people who know...
  • ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

    12/02/2017 2:58:15 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 283 replies
    ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians.
  • Pelosi Defends Clinton, Conyers, Franken; Attacks Trump, Calls Moore ‘a Child Molester’

    11/26/2017 4:36:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2017 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) against allegations of sexual misconduct while attacking President Donald Trump and Alabama GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore. On Clinton, Pelosi said, “I think it is a generational change. Let me say the concern we had then was that they were impeaching the president of the United States. and for something that had nothing to do with the performance of his duties and trying to take him out for that reason.” On Conyers, Pelosi...
  • Palin appeals dismissal of New York Times defamation suit

    11/22/2017 5:26:51 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Sarah Palin, a former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, appealed on Tuesday the dismissal of her defamation suit against The New York Times, according to a court filing. Her suit against America’s newspaper of record was thrown out in late August by a New York judge who ruled that, in the context of “free” and “robust” American political journalism, “mistakes will be made.”....Palin accused the newspaper of having published the editorial with the full knowledge that the connection it mentioned was unfounded, and has pursued a defamation suit against it.
  • Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race

    11/10/2017 3:56:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and several other Republican senators said on Thursday if allegations are true, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the race. The Washington Post released a story on Thursday alledging that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct. Moore denied the allegations. “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “If these allegations are true, he must...
  • McConnell: Moore should step down if allegations true

    11/09/2017 11:20:29 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 331 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Senate Republican leadership is calling for Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore to step down as the party's nominee if new allegations of his inappropriate sexual conduct against a 14-year old girl in 1979 are true. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) released brief statements on Thursday, shortly after The Washington Post published the allegations. "If these allegations are true, he must step aside," McConnell said. Gardner's statement echoed that from McConnell. “The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling,” he said. “If these allegations are found...
  • Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

    11/09/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 137 replies
    WAPO ^ | 09 NOV 17 | By Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites
    Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore. It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing. “He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her...
  • ACLU defends article linking Taylor Swift to white supremacists

    11/08/2017 1:36:47 PM PST · by Houmatt · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-07-17 | unknown
    The ACLU and Taylor Swift are squaring off after the singer tried to get an article detailing how white supremacy movements have embraced her lyrics and music videos, and how her silence has exacerbated the matter, pulled from a website. On Monday, the ACLU sent a letter to Swift's legal team arguing that an article posted by PopFront that links the star to the white supremacy movement should not be taken down -- as Swift has requested -- because the writer has the right to free speech.
  • Fusion GPS specializes in Libel for sale.

    10/26/2017 5:34:45 PM PDT · by Nateman · 17 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | Nateman
    While I was listening to Hannity today and he had on an interesting guest. Thor Halvorssen. Thor made the claim that Fusion GPS is a company specializing in libel for sale. When Thor reported on some thieves from the Venezuela regime said thieves hired Fusion GPS to discredit his sources with libel. Thor claimed they got some hack leftist writer to post a web page on him and then paid Google to push it to the top. I ran the search and there in second place was a page smearing him. It was a poor smear job, no actual names...
  • Discredited gun researcher John Lott’s misleading Las Vegas massacre claims are falling apart

    10/04/2017 4:11:53 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Media Matters ^ | October 3, 2017 | Timothy Johnson
    Discredited gun researcher John Lott attacked strong firearms regulations in a FoxNews.com op-ed with a dishonest comparison between the United States and Europe relating to gun laws and public massacres. Following a mass shooting sniper attack on a Las Vegas country music concert that left 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded, Lott -- a go-to source for conservative misinformation about gun violence following high-profile shootings -- published an opinion piece at FoxNews.com comparing machine gun attacks in Europe versus the United States
  • Sarah Palin and the New York Times: The Next Chapter

    09/06/2017 3:25:52 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2017 | James V. DeLong
    As expected by the bien-pensants of the mainstream media, a New York federal district judge dismissed Sarah Palin's libel suit against the New York Times. The decision reached what is, for the Progressive media, a politically correct result, which is that a scruffy conservative like Palin cannot be allowed to sue the New York Times.