Posts Tagged ‘Libel’

May 14th, 2023 - 8:20 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Texas Gov. Abbott blames Dominion for Carlson’s firing

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) is blaming Dominion Voting Systems for Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News (read story here). He’s knee-jerk reacting to an Axios report that Carlson was fired as part of Fox’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. Other reporting has portrayed Carlson as an out-o[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 8:24 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Murdoch faces new legal difficulties, but so what?

Dominion Voting Systems has the Fox network dead-to-rights: They lied about the company, knew they were lying, but put the lies on the air to make money. Fox is going to pay Dominion a lot of money (but can afford to). But now Fox is in another kind of hot water. Biden’s campaign ran ads [&hel[...]

December 23rd, 2022 - 12:34 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Why Sidney Powell’s “no reasonable person” defense won’t save her

It might not save Sean Hannity, either. Dominion Voting Systems is suing Hannity and Powell for defamation. Sidney Powell, a Trump lawyer and high-profile promoter of his election lies, went on Hannity’s show on November 30, 2020, and said, “There was a whole plot going on and a lot of peopl[...]

November 1st, 2022 - 12:50 am § in Law and Courts

Profit drives conspiracy theories

Why are there so many conspiracy theories? Because promoting them is a lucrative business. Here in the U.S., conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of “Infowars” made millions from calling the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, and the victims’ families “crisis actors.” A jury decided[...]

October 6th, 2022 - 11:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Boebert allegations resurface

By any measure, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is a buffoon. But is she a former prostitute who had two abortions? Back in June 2022, I introduced her to this blog’s readers as a showboater who “rode her fame as a pistol-packing restaurant owner in Rifle, Colorado, to Congress, where her sp[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 5:24 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge makes GOPers pay Democrat’s legal expenses for B.S. lawsuit

Criminal and civil penalties, where justified and warranted, are one of the best tools available for protecting our democracy. Right now, federal prosecutions of Capitol rioters are getting the most attention. Prosecutors worked through the small fry first, who mostly got fines and probation (a few [...]

August 13th, 2022 - 9:13 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Librarian sues book burners over hate speech

Amanda Jones (photo, left) is a school librarian in Louisiana. She’s also president of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, and in that capacity, spoke against censorship at a meeting. Two men who didn’t like what she said went on social media and called her “a pedophile[...]

July 19th, 2022 - 1:02 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Indiana AG bullying abortion doctor hit with lawsuit and bar complaint

Todd Rokita (photo, right), the GOP attorney general who’s harassing a doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim, is facing repercussions. Rokita falsely claimed on Fox News that Dr. Caitlin Bernard failed to report the abortion and has “a history” of reporting [...]

May 4th, 2022 - 10:27 pm § in Politics

The radical right targets LGBQT youth suicide prevention

Conservatives, with Republican Party help, are waging all-out warfare against LGBQT people, including kids. They were already trying to exclude LGBQT kids from school sports, tell them what bathrooms they can use, ban LGBQT books from libraries, and censor teachers. Now, they’re falsely accusi[...]

December 2nd, 2021 - 12:27 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Gateway Pundit is sued again, this time by election workers

Gateway Pundit, a far-right website that routinely publishes libels and promotes false conspiracy theories, is frequently sued. Wikipedia says (here) it “has a record of misidentifying perpetrators of shootings and terror attacks,” pointing out innocent persons by name, and provides mult[...]