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    Family of slain DNC staffer sues Fox News over retracted story

    The family of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, an investigative reporter and one of the network's frequent guests over a story about Rich and allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy, according to the lawsuit.

    Rich was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., in July 2016. Police said he was shot several times in the back and later died at a local hospital. Rich was 27 years old and worked as a voter-expansion data director for the DNC at the time.

    The May 16, 2017, Fox News article, which allegedly contained "false and fabricated facts," according to the lawsuit, fueled conspiracy theories that Rich was murdered in connection with a massive WikiLeaks data dump of 20,000 DNC emails days after his death.


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    Someone is suing Alex Jones, too.

    It's about time.
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    Good, I hope they win a shit load of money from FOX and Alex Jones and Brietbart for that matter.

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    If FOX fights then discovery could be interesting, if this isn't tossed first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    If FOX fights then discovery could be interesting, if this isn't tossed first.
    If Fox had any "discovery" it would have already been reported. If Fox had real facts...why are they getting sued for continued spreading of lies.


    Now... they're going to tell the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Someone is suing Alex Jones, too.

    It's about time.
    @Blueneck I just have to tell you that your avatar sucks, big time. That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    If FOX fights then discovery could be interesting, if this isn't tossed first.
    FOX doesn't have shit. You will believe garbage like this, but not Russian interference for which there is a ton of evidence. You need to work for FOX, they could use another guy on their creative writing team.
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    Fox had several days to retract their story despite the public recanting of their chief source. They finally, belatedly took it down with no apology.

    I think the TV affiliate (not owned by Murdoch) left it up even longer. Fox then chose to conduct a complete sham of an investigation, with no reports of any interviews, any corrective training or any punishments being triggered by it.

    That's because, as has long been understood, the impetus for the story came from editorial leadership, so punishing any reporters would've demoralized the whole staff even more than they already were. Not even Fox can afford to do that.

    They practically invited to be sued, probably the only reason it took this long is the family's lawyers have been compiling information and interviewing witnesses off-the-record.

    You generally can't sue a media organization for running a false story, without proving malicious intent. That can be done via testimony from insiders, subpoenaed internal conversations, or the defendant's stubborn refusal to yank a story once it's been shown to be false or completely unfounded. The family likely has all three against Fox.
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    Pedesta, in leaked emails, said they gonna make an example out of the leaker...

    Shortly after this dude is offed ...nothing taken from him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
    Pedesta, in leaked emails, said they gonna make an example out of the leaker...

    Shortly after this dude is offed ...nothing taken from him
    Bad things happen after midnight in Washington D.C. when you're out walking by yourself. It's a lot better than it used to be, but they still happen.

    The police believe no conspiracy is a factor, and attempted robberies that go south often result in nothing taken.

    Once he has pulled the trigger, the killer's prime objective is to get as far away from the scene as possible as quickly as possible.

    Failing to trust the police detectives' judgment of the situation is really pretty disrespectful.

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