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Mon May 9, 2022, 11:02 PM

OAN Finally Admits 'No Widespread Voter Fraud' After Settling Defamation Suit

Source: Daily Beast

FINALLY

OAN Finally Admits ‘No Widespread Voter Fraud’ After Settling Defamation Suit

Georgia election workers were dragged through the mud on OAN by right-wing conspiracy theorists like Rudy Giuliani. Now the network is finally acknowledging there was no fraud.

William Vaillancourt
Published May. 09, 2022 10:28PM ET

The right-wing cable network One America News Network on Monday ran a pre-recorded 30-second segment acknowledging that there was “no widespread voter fraud” by Georgia election workers in the 2020 presidential election. The segment appears to be part of a recent settlement relating to a defamation lawsuit brought against the network by two such workers.

The segment notes that an investigation by state officials into unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud made by ex-President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani turned up nothing. “The results of this investigation indicate that Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct,” a narrator states.

“A legal matter with this network and the two election workers has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties through a fair and reasonable settlement,” the voiceover adds.

Freeman and her daughter, Moss, say they were harassed online and in person after baseless rumors began circulating online, due in part to content published by the conspiracy website The Gateway Pundit, which the pair also sued. In January 2021, when Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to try to “find” votes to overturn the state’s election results, he mentioned Freeman’s name 18 times. Freeman was also visited by a publicist for Kanye West, who threatened her in an effort to extract a confession about committing election fraud.

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Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/oan-finally-admits-no-widespread-voter-fraud-by-georgia-election-workers-after-settling-defamation-lawsuit

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2022, 11:12 PM

1. I'd want 10 million dollars and that apology to be repeated every hour for six months

Included in the prerecorded apology the president of the company states that OAN lied and every newsreader does an apology at the start of every segment for four months

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Mon May 9, 2022, 11:58 PM

5. +1000!

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2022, 01:05 AM

10. +1,

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2022, 11:44 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2022, 11:51 PM

3. K&R

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2022, 11:55 PM

4. Liquidate OANs assets

Hand the money over Freeman and her daughter.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 12:20 AM

6. Translation: Yeah; we lied. Please don't hurt us!

I hope the penalty is searing, but I don’t think it will be.

Now destroy Gateway Pundit!

(I wonder how this will affect Dominion’s suit against Fox?)

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Response to Grins (Reply #6)

Tue May 10, 2022, 12:26 AM

8. Any punishment where every OAN viewer doesn't hear OAN's admission of guilt...

...and a strong denial of voter fraud claims, with the same repetitive force as the network's propaganda, for months on end, isn't good enough.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 12:24 AM

7. Whoohoo!!! K&R!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 12:53 AM

9. Aren't they still facing lawsuits from the voting machine companies?

I can't keep it straight anymore...I know that NewsMax had settled at least one lawsuit (or should I say, LOLsuit), but then some of their on-air "talent" started mouthing off again, and the settlement was reversed. I think they're potentially on the hook for at least $1B. Last I heard, OANN had refused to settle and continued to "report" blatant lies about the election. If that's the case, their demise is pretty much assured, because they just lost >90% of their funding (AT&T dropped them) and they are by far the poorest of the cable news channels. Their resources are so meager that their programs look like bad '90s cable access shows.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 02:25 AM

11. It is amazing how the threat of losing a major lawsuit will change some minds

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:19 PM

12. Won't change minds but hopefully change behaviors wrt slandering regular citizens. n/t

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Response to myccrider (Reply #12)

Wed May 11, 2022, 12:38 AM

13. Amazing what a lawsuit can do to force outlets like OAN to tell the truth.

Fear of being sued is powerful

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 05:33 AM

14. Imagine the implications vis a vis Dominion and Faux News/Mr Pillow

imagine Faux News and Mr Pillow having to admit there was no widespread voter fraud. Delicious proposition. Hope it happens.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 06:24 AM

15. Will the MSM rebroadcast this everywhere to finally

Help kill off the BIG LIE?

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Response to Takket (Reply #15)

Wed May 11, 2022, 06:38 AM

16. Magahats don't watch MSM

Probably about 4% of the adult population watches Fox News, Newsmax and OAN.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 06:52 AM

17. "We're Republicans so of course we lied." - OAN

dependable

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 09:30 AM

18. Wonder how much money they received also? This is the best way to attack the MAGA movement and

Trump. Sue the hell out of them!

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