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President Is About To Get CNN Legally Designated As Fake News

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Benjamin, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Use of Time

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    The Justice Department went after Rosen. He was investigated. Obama and Bush were big fans of the whole Patriot Act hallpass for investigations. I wasn’t.
     
  2. Benjamin

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    Some apparently believe it is okay to try to hide behind the bill of rights to defend constant slanderous intentional lies but this defense may not work. Not sure if they try to stand on this side of supporting lying morally and/or legally, but in both cases I believe them to be incorrect.

    Like the idiots who would laugh about yelling about a fire in movie theater, regardless of people’s lives being interrupted and possibly injured in a panic and dangerous rush to get to safety BECAUSE of someone’s LIE! A lie they wish to claim is their right.

    But back to this specific case, we have the precedent of this kind of legal action against LIARS trying to defend their lies by standing on the 1st Amendment succeeding through the LANHAM ACT.

    “There is precedent for this type of action against a purported news outlet. In 1993, for example, actor Clint Eastwood took The National Enquirer to court for falsely claiming to have an “exclusive interview” he never gave. Eastwood won, and the Lanham Act was a central basis of that outcome.

    Because of America’s broad press protections under First Amendment precedent, it is very difficult for a public figure like the president to reach the standard necessary to win a court judgment for defamation or libel when media outlets lie. But when they lie to their own viewers and advertisers about the true nature of their business — the very basis of their mission as a news outlet — a media network such as CNN could be found guilty under Lanham Act claims.”
     
  3. KenH

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    As it should be. Conservatives used to defend the 1st Amendment just like they do the 2nd Amendment. It's almost like Trump came along and did a lobotomy on them and removed the part of their brains that looked at issues based on Constitutional prinicples.
     
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    No one believes your strawman. Supporting the 1st Amendment don't mean supporting abusive lies anymore that than to support the 2nd Amendment supports shooting others at will.
     
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    (Pro 17:4) A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
     
  6. KenH

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    Conservatives have become a laughingstock with their support of Donald Trump. They have to do so much mental gymnastics that even Simone Biles couldn't keep up.
     
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    I just read a CNN article crying over a black school resource officer being fired for using the n-word "Don't call me a n...", after a student called him the n-word. CNN didn't point out that the student who first used the word is black (allowing, if not hoping, the reader would assume the student is white). And, CNN didn't point out that a white officer would be fired for the same thing, but no one would come to that white officer's defense.

    That's fake news. That's CNN news every day. A large portion of their home page is devoted to anti-Trump articles, every day.
     
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  8. Benjamin

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    [​IMG] You do realize your fallacious rhetoric does not logically even address my argument, correct?
     
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    Yes, they've (CNN) been caught on tape admitting that they are to be devoted to anti-Trumpism even if it involves spreading lies. Even some of CNN's own employees object to the lying but state their jobs depend on it.
     
  10. KenH

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    The opinions you folks have about CNN can be said(and may have already been said) about any news channel, website, etc., by people of various political stripes.

    Y'all ought to see what newspapers said about politicians in the 1800s.
     
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    Your argument that everybody does it not only fails by any imagination that involves Critic Thinking Skills but fails to recognize that CNN, who's outlandish lying you try to defend, is in a LYING class of its own and has been caught on tape admitting to their motives to lie.

    Mr thinks your Lying Heroes could be coming down. [​IMG]
     
  12. KenH

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    That is your opinion, and you are certainly welcome to it, just as I am to mine.
     
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    And you are welcome to give heed to their false lips, I am not your judge.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Ken, do you TRY to make such inane comments, or is this just a natural talent?
    I must say, you are getting very proficient at it!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  16. KenH

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    Thank you.
     
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