Skip to comments.Maddow’s “I’m Not a Real Journalist” Defense Prevails in Court
Posted on 05/25/2020 5:44:41 PM PDT by grundle
Any belief that Rachel Maddow is a journalist was set to rest in a San Diego federal courtroom on Friday, with a federal judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against Maddow. The judge concluded that Maddow was far too silly to be taken as a credible news source.
The lawsuit against Maddow was brought by OANN, a news network that Maddow falsely accused on her show as being controlled by the Kremlin.
For the lawsuit to go forward, OANN would had to have shown that Maddows show stated facts rather than opinions.
In court Maddows lawyer argued that her show was one of quintessential statements of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false. John Nolte called Maddows lawyers claim the Alex Jones defense, although comparing Maddow to Jones is an insult to Jones in light of the Russigate and Avenatti hoaxers Maddow perpetrated.
In any event, the court agreed with Maddows lawyers. The defamation claim was dismissed because Maddows show is one of opinion and rhetorical hyperbole, and Maddow engages in an exaggeration of the facts.
If you think Im exaggerating, read the full ruling.
The judge himself seemed to think Maddow is a silly teenager rather than an actual reporter, as he highlights her show uses terms like sparkly and giblet. The judge also found it compelling that Maddow moved her head in goofy ways.
Maddows win is Americas gain.
No one can credibly claim that Maddows show is real news.
There are better ways to deal with her.
Just ask the mob.
If it works for her, I imagine it ought to work for the Alex Joneses of the world.
In court Maddows lawyer argued that her show was one of quintessential statements of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.
Well, it’s incapable of being proved true, so that’s not completely wrong.
O, my gosh. THAT'S gonna get some mileage.
Wait, wait, wait. Is this satire? I don’t recognize the source.
And this differs from CNN how??
The “I’m An Idiot” ploy.....
This woman has moderated Presidential debates.
When I first saw the headline, I thought I was on the humor page and it was a Babylon Bee article.
It removes any remaining doubt -- that the lying on the air is a problem for leftists and their stooges.
I thought it was "No one in their right mind believes anything she says" defense.
MSNBC has presented her as a credible news source for years.
If she’s not a real journalist then she has none of the perks or privileges of being a journalist.
Perhaps the person should sue MSNBC to list the show as Not News in their chiron for her show or pay up.
It would be funny if significant portions of the Democrat party didn’t actually think she was Walter Cronkite. Its also why all their hacks can go on and claim they have evidence of Trump colluding with the Russians when they’ve testified under oath that this is nonsense.
Hannity is right. Journalism is dead and everybody is just doing Jerry Springer knock-offs.
So MSNBC can defame people as long as they act shrill and childish as they do it? What a ridiculous ruling that shows the bias in our courts.
Boy, you got that right bitch!
(You don't mind if I call you "bitch"?)
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