OAN network files $10M defamation lawsuit against MSNBC and Rachel Maddow

May 2019
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Backatown, USA
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More from the Washington Examiner story:

For a start, OAN and Sputnik, a western-focused Kremlin propaganda outlet, do (or recently did) share the same employee, Kristian Rouz. That alone protects MSNBC from the "actual malice" legal standard that OAN must prove in court. Namely, that MSNBC knew their claims were false, or entertained serious doubts to the claims. But that's not all.

After all, as I've explained, OAN's coverage does not simply align with Russian propaganda through Rouz. The network's reporting from Syria, for example, has at times reflected near-textbook Russian government disinformation (what the Russians regard as their special art form of "dezinformatsiya," or disinformation). More tragic, OAN's Syria coverage has supported Russian efforts to conceal deliberate chemical weapons attacks on civilian population centers. These reporting connection points, even if not coordinated, are sufficient to provide MSNBC with an almost indestructible defense to OAN's claims.

In short, OAN has a very weak case.

OAN's wacko lawsuit against Rachel Maddow
 
May 2016
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3,404
Florida
#52
More from the Washington Examiner story:

For a start, OAN and Sputnik, a western-focused Kremlin propaganda outlet, do (or recently did) share the same employee, Kristian Rouz. That alone protects MSNBC from the "actual malice" legal standard that OAN must prove in court. Namely, that MSNBC knew their claims were false, or entertained serious doubts to the claims. But that's not all.

After all, as I've explained, OAN's coverage does not simply align with Russian propaganda through Rouz. The network's reporting from Syria, for example, has at times reflected near-textbook Russian government disinformation (what the Russians regard as their special art form of "dezinformatsiya," or disinformation). More tragic, OAN's Syria coverage has supported Russian efforts to conceal deliberate chemical weapons attacks on civilian population centers. These reporting connection points, even if not coordinated, are sufficient to provide MSNBC with an almost indestructible defense to OAN's claims.

In short, OAN has a very weak case.

OAN's wacko lawsuit against Rachel Maddow

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May 2019
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left wing hit piece. Democrat propaganda arm.
Query: how can this be a hit piece by the AP when the writer admits working for a Russian propaganda outlet right in the suit papers?
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“The lawsuit includes a statement from Kristian Rouz that said he wrote some 1,300 articles over the past 4 ½ years for Sputnik but “’I have never written propaganda, disinformation, or unverified information.’”
 
May 2019
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So, a political hack writer who has, by his or her own admission, written 1,300 articles for Russian media, is suing Maddow for citing an article written by another news outlet that states what the OAN writer already confirmed.

Eye rollin nuttinberder

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I wonder who this person's attorney is and if the law degree rec'd was from Trump U. That is a very telling statement admitting writing for a Russian propaganda outfit. smh.
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