OAN – One America News files suit on Maddow

September 10, 2019
 
NBC Universal is owned by Comcast
Maddow
OAN doesn’t have any connection with the Russian government, but doesn’t NBC and Maddow and many more Coordinate with the DNC?
Is that legal?

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‘One America News’ Claims Defamation In $10 Million Lawsuit Against Rachel Maddow

It looks as though liberals may never learn that just because they disagree with someone’s opinion, it doesn’t automatically make them a tool of the Russian government. And leading the charge of liberals disseminating Russiagate nothingburgers, of course, continues to be Rachel Maddow.

Conservative television network One America News (OAN) is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million after she referred to the network as “paid Russian propaganda”. OAN filed the defamation suit in federal court in San Diego, according to AP. OAN is a small, family owned conservative network that is based in San Diego and has received favorable Tweets from the President. It is seen as a competitor to Fox News.

OAN’s lawsuit claims that Maddow’s comments were retaliation after OAN President Charles Herring accused Comcast of censorship. The suit said that Comcast refuses to carry its channel because “counters the liberal politics of Comcast’s own news channel, MSNBC.”

It was about a week after Herring e-mailed a Comcast executive when Maddow opened her show by referring to a Daily Beast report that claimed an OAN employee also worked for Sputnik News, which has ties to the Russian government.

 

Maddow said: “In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right-wing news outlet in America really literally is paid Russian propaganda. Their on-air U.S. politics reporter is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.”

Except Maddow, likely still upset from spending 3 years trying to promulgate a Russian hoax that didn’t exist, didn’t quite get her facts straight. Big surprise. 

OAN said in its lawsuit that while reporter Kristian Rouz was associated with Sputnik News, he worked solely as a freelancer for them and was not a staff employee of OAN. And the lawsuit includes a statement from Rouz stating that while he has written some 1,300 articles over the past 4 and a half years for Sputnik, he has “…never written propaganda, disinformation, or unverified information.”

Skip Miller, OAN’s attorney stated:

 “One America is wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government. This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law.”

The lawsuit included an August 6th letter from an NBC Universal attorney who stated that “OAN publishes content collected or created by a journalist who is also paid by the Russian government for writing over a thousand articles. Ms. Maddow’s recounting of this arrangement is substantially true and therefore not actionable.”

We’ll see about that.

 HAT TIP

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/one-america-news-claims-defamation-10-million-lawsuit-against-rachel-maddow

 

List of ‘reporters’ / ‘journalists’ exposed in the Wikileaks files

who actively collude with the DNC / Clintons / other Leftist groups

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Smollett ? Race liable should see prison – will he?

August 30, 2019

 

BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Charges REINSTATED

 

Smollett could finally face justice!

A Cook County, Illinois judge has ruled that a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the alleged hate crime hoax case involving actor Jussie Smollett, which would allow charges to be reinstated against Smollett.

CBS News Chicago reported that the judge made the ruling because “Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had no authority to hand [the case] off to her top deputy after announcing she recused herself.”

TMZ noted that the judge “used a nautical metaphor to describe the screw-ups” made by Foxx’s office, saying, “There was no master on the bridge to guide the ship as it floundered through unchartered waters. And it ultimately lost its bearings.”

“Smollett’s case in many ways was truly unique,” Judge Michael Toomin said, according to reporter Megan Crepeau. “A case that purported to have been brought and supervised by a prosecutor authorized to serve in the stead of the duly elected state’s attorney but in fact who was appointed to a fictitious office.”

Crepeau added: “The special prosecutor may further prosecute Smollett, and if they have ‘reasonable grounds to believe that any other criminal offense was committed … special prosecutor may commence the prosecution of any crime as may be suspected.’”

Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer for the Chicago Police Department, tweeted: “We stand firmly behind the work of detectives in investigating the fabricated incident reported by Jussie Smollett & #ChicagoPolice will fully cooperate with the court appointed special prosecutor.”

Src: The Daily Wire

BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Charges REINSTATED


Israel – Treason by lies of the Main Stream Media – An Ambush by the Lebanese misreported as ISRAELI AGGRESSION. ISRAEL should sue the PRESS in the UK courts for LIABLE.

August 8, 2010

The media should be dealt with in the US for not reporting their errors.  The only reason that they don’t is because their credibility is already SHOT.

But this goes beyond credibility.  These lies weaken our allies and by weakening our allies they give aid and comfort to our enemies.  Israel is an ally.  By weakening her, we weaken our own positions in the middle east.

Israel and her military have become milksops regarding the defense of their character in the media.

The Democrats have decided, on their own, that defending Israel is no longer the strategy that they want to peruse.  The media is by and large liberal, democrat and progressive (Rosie O’Donnell on Helen Thomas and BP)  The Democrats want to throw Israel under the bus.  Why?

Why is a loaded question.

There are many different reasons.  MORALITY is not one of them.  Right and Wrong is not one of them.  It’s money, greed and power.  POWER is the key.  The Global Union is what they are after.  The socialist and progressives are in the same band wagon.  The progressive Republicans are there too.  This is not just a Democrat vs Republican issue.  This one goes deeper.

Israel should take a stand and decry the media in every public forum.   They should bring proof and even more than anything else, maybe they should sue the media in court for LIABLE.  In the UK, many Saudi’s have gained much by suing for liable there.  They should bring suit against the EDITORS of these media outlets for every LIE that they don’t correct in the public forum.

USE THE TOOLS OF THE ENEMY TO THEIR DISADVANTAGE.  Isn’t that what they have been using against us?

Where is Rahm Emanuel to defend Israel, the big JEW that he is?

"Full responsibility for the incident and its consequences lies with the Lebanese army which disrupted the calm in the area," the military said in a statement in which it acknowledge for the first time that its troops had returned fire with light arms and artillery fire.  "During the afternoon, the Lebanese army opened fire towards an IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) position along the Lebanese border in northern Israel. The force was in Israeli territory, carrying out routine maintenance and was pre-coordinated with UNIFIL," it said, referring to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

"Full responsibility for the incident and its consequences lies with the Lebanese army which disrupted the calm in the area," the military said in a statement in which it acknowledge for the first time that its troops had returned fire with light arms and artillery fire. "During the afternoon, the Lebanese army opened fire towards an IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) position along the Lebanese border in northern Israel. The force was in Israeli territory, carrying out routine maintenance and was pre-coordinated with UNIFIL," it said, referring to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

What the World Isn’t Being Told about the Israeli-Lebanese Border Incident:

Don’t look to the MSM to give you the truth about this week’s ambush of IDF reservists.

August 6, 2010 – by Richard Landes

Despite the careful “he said … she said” approach of the mainstream news media about the clash along the Lebanese-Israeli border this week, events are quite clear: Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were deliberately ambushed by Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

In an outdoor press conference held at a lookout point above the Lebanese border where the incident occurred, Ilan Diksteyn, the deputy commander of the Israeli brigade, explained what happened. The IDF had notified the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)  of its intentions and complied with multiple requests to delay a routine job that should have started early in the morning and didn’t get going till midday.

According to Diksteyn, he had personally walked the border with the UNIFIL commander and identified all the trees and shrubs they intended to cut down, all approved of as being located on the Israeli side of the border by the UNIFIL commander. The key tree was some 200 meters from the Blue Line, so there was not the most remote possibility that Israel trespassed on Lebanese territory. The IDF even set out the crane without a man in it, just to demonstrate their intentions beforehand.

But no sooner did they put a man in the unit and lift him over the fence than a sniper shot and killed the commanding officer of the unit who was away from the border and observing from a distance. Despite claiming they fired first in the air, and that Israel initiated the hostilities, an LAF spokesman eventually asserted their right “to defend Lebanon’s sovereignty.”

Israeli soldiers sit on top of their tank near the site of an exchange of fire between Israeli and Lebanese troops along the border between Israel and Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.

Israeli soldiers sit on top of their tank near the site of an exchange of fire between Israeli and Lebanese troops along the border between Israel and Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.

The Israelis claim this was an ambush by units of the Lebanese Armed Forces. And as such, this was an unprecedented new level of aggression. Even the normally cautious UNIFIL, which the previous day had restricted itself to calling for calm and announcing its intention to investigate, eventually — and exceptionally — sided with Israel’s claim that the tree was on their side of the border. Even the Lebanese admit they carried out an ambush.

Of course, for UNIFIL to do so means that Israel had to be unquestionably and irrefutably in the right — “2-300 meters away,” the Israeli officer claimed. Otherwise the UN troops, which operate on the Lebanese side of the border and are subject to constant harassment by Hezbollah, would have found some way to equivocate if not prevaricate. After all, in violation of UN Resolution 1701, which the UNIFIL forces have been deployed to enforce, Hezbollah has managed to rearm and reoccupy the southern border. Indeed, pictures of UNIFIL troops standing side by side with heavily armed LAF troops suggest that the efforts to prevent a clash consisted primarily in getting the Israelis not to do what they had a right to do, rather than preventing the Lebanese from doing what they had no right to do.

From here on out, however, the story gets fuzzy. While some newspapers acknowledged UNIFIL’s confirmation of the Israeli “narrative,” few bothered to draw out the implications, and some, like France2, continued to insist the tree was on the Lebanese side. The New York Times, for example, in a remarkably uninformed article, acknowledged the correction, but ended up repeating the “he said … she said” dance by quoting Lebanese officials rather than questioning them about the problems. The Wall Street Journal emphasized the efforts of UNIFIL to prevent an incident, without even addressing the disturbing evidence that they collaborated in the ambush, and then took a day to state what they knew from the beginning — that Israel was on its own turf.

On the contrary, everyone, including the Israelis, is backing off drawing the disturbing conclusions. The intelligence officer who briefed reporters off-record refused to draw even the most elemental conclusions from the incident, even negating claims by major Israeli public figures that the incident was an ambush. He admitted that the Lebanese army had an increasing number of Shiites rising up to the rank of officer, and that even if they were not Hezbollah, many of them had family in Hezbollah. Israel so wants this arrangement with UNIFIL and the LAF to work that they play down their own case.

The intelligence officer even tried to suggest, without dotting the i’s, that this was a rogue incident. He characterized it as an escalation of the “spirit of the commander,” a belligerence that has grown in the past weeks, especially since a Shiite commander took over the brigade that patrols this section of the south. He alluded to a “Levantine attitude” (by which I assume he meant macho behavior), leading Lebanese soldiers to make often imaginative hand gestures at the Israelis (“do you bite your thumb at me sir?”).

Of course sniper fire aimed at a commanding officer in the background (first shot) and RPGs (after a lull) hardly seems constant with escalating the kind of chest-thumping described by the Israeli officer. And the most recent remarks from the Lebanese officer present at last night’s parlay with UNIFIL and an Israeli general make it clear that this came from the top. But theories on just what set of interests set in motion the aggressionremain speculative.

Apart from their daily operational activities to implement their respective mandates, UNIFIL and the LAF also conduct joint military exercises, training activities and exchange experiences through a joint lecture programme. Training activities and exercises are jointly planned.

Apart from their daily operational activities to implement their respective mandates, UNIFIL and the LAF also conduct joint military exercises, training activities and exchange experiences through a joint lecture programme. Training activities and exercises are jointly planned.

<UNIFIL is supposed to be impartial.  How are they supposed to be impartial when they work only with the enemy?  >

In the end we have a grave incident which illustrates more clearly than anything that the Lebanese, and Hezbollah in particular, can begin a war any time they want. And that one of the main forces intended to hinder Hezbollah’s belligerence has been deeply compromised from below, from above, from both directions.

Indeed, the most widespread speculation is that Hezbollah, via sympathetic members of the LAF, provoked the incident to distract from approaching revelations by the Special UN Tribunal for Lebanon — perhaps even arrests — that would reveal major Hezbollah involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in 2005.

Nothing better illustrates the cultural differences between Lebanon, the closest thing to a “democracy” Arab political culture has so far produced, and Israel, the only Western democratic element in the Middle East since the end of World War II. Lebanon, with a thick web of religious, clan, and political solidarities and hostilities, takes war as the norm. Even public statements reflect the kind of tribal “us-them” rhetoric that fosters conflict. Said the commander of the Lebanese army of the incident: “Your brave stand in the face of the treacherous enemy … proved to this enemy that any aggression on our people and land will not pass without a price.” He told this to soldiers in the south.

So Hezbollah, one of the most religious and most powerful of the factions in Lebanon,  risks a war with a more powerful neighbor, in order to distract attention from embarrassing, potentially explosive, revelations about its Machiavellian deeds. They can do so because Israel, rather than explode at the slightest attack, has a high tipping point for violence.

<This is where I say that the courts should come in to play.  For every illegal act, they should make it a public forum.  Have the courts decide and the MEDIA should be brought to court too for liable, if they take the enemies side in spite of the FACTS. >

This would, on some level, represent a fairly common initial relationship between democracies and “strong horse” political cultures: they provoke, the democracy shows restraint. What’s so unusual about this conflict is the way the media at best enable and at worst stoke the most bellicose elements by serving as the mouthpiece for their propaganda. It apparently teems with people East and West, for whom journalistic standards are sacrificed in an inexplicable rush to present the warmongers as oppressed underdogs.

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/what-the-world-isnt-being-told-about-the-israeli-lebanese-border-incident/2/

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My comments at the augeanstables website:

@The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs —
Israel will never win if they don’t bring everything to the forefront and on to the World stage.  Israel, it’s government and military are seen as milksops.  The world perceives Israel and Jews as whiners.  There is no respectability in that.  They need to stop whining and take action.  If they can’t take military action, then they need to take LEGAL action.  If not legal than some other way.  They need to stop allowing the foreign media to MISREPRESENT them and thereby cause injury through slander.

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