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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:31 AM

Family of slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich sues Fox News

Source: CNN

"The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Fox News, one of the network's reporters, and a wealthy Texas businessman over their roles in the publication of a baseless conspiracy theory about Rich's 2016 death
The lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks compensation for "mental anguish and emotional distress, emotional pain and suffering, and any other physical and mental injuries."

"No parent should ever have to live through what we have been forced to endure," Joel and Mary Rich said in statement Tuesday night. "The pain and anguish that comes from seeing your murdered son's life and legacy treated as a mere political football is beyond comprehension."

The lawsuit said that Malia Zimmerman, the Fox News reporter named in the lawsuit, worked with Ed Butowsky, the wealthy businessman, to develop a "sham" story about Rich's death that Fox News published online in May 2017 and referenced on-air multiple times."
Zimmerman's story said Rod Wheeler, a private investigator and Fox News contributor hired by Butowsky to look into Rich's death, had learned that Wikileaks had been in contact with Rich prior to his death. The story suggested without real evidence that Rich had leaked a trove of DNC emails to Wikileaks and further suggested that his death, which police suspect was a botched robbery, was retribution for the supposed leak.
Within hours, however, the Fox News story fell apart when Wheeler, who is now suing Fox News over the story, told CNN he had no evidence to suggest Rich had contacted Wikileaks before his death.
But Fox News left the story up on its website for days and guests continued to mention the conspiracy theory on its air. The network ultimately retracted the story seven days after it was published.


Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/14/media/seth-rich-lawsuit-fox-news/index.html

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Reply Family of slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich sues Fox News (Original post)
wishstar Mar 2018 OP
More_Cowbell Mar 2018 #1
JusticeForAll Mar 2018 #2
CentralMass Mar 2018 #3
GreydeeThos Mar 2018 #4
hlthe2b Mar 2018 #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2018 #7
DesertRat Mar 2018 #10
Scurrilous Mar 2018 #5
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #8
The Wizard Mar 2018 #9
Blue_Tires Mar 2018 #11
Oneironaut Mar 2018 #12
oasis Mar 2018 #13

Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:59 AM

1. Oh, that's great.

I hope they drag Fox through the mud for years.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:04 AM

2. Good

May each party receive the justice it deserves.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:10 AM

3. Good.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:52 AM

4. I hope Sean Hannity gets sued also

Actually Hannity needs to be in an orange jumpsuit for the accusations he has made concerning the murder of Seth Rich.

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Response to GreydeeThos (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:57 AM

6. Yes. why isn't HE named in the suit?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:51 AM

7. Good question!

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Response to GreydeeThos (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:03 AM

10. I hope so too

Hannity added to the anguish that family had to endure.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:20 AM

5. K&R

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:41 AM

8. Could this be what pricks the Faux/Fake News Bubble?

Finally?

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:54 AM

9. Someone should

empty a dump truck full of bullshit at the entrance to Pox.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 PM

11. They also need to sue Wikileaks

who from the start have been pimping this bullshit conspiracy harder than anyone

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:40 PM

12. Oh my god! Theyre in on it! - What idiot Hannity will probably say.

Hes competing with Alex Jones for the biggest doofus award.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:43 PM

13. Go for the max.

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