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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:18 PM

 

Can We Sue The Press?

CNN and MSNBC have the word "news" in their names.

Calling what they do news is fraud.

Can they be sued?

Fox never counts but should be shut down, not sued. It is pure propaganda with zero credibility.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:20 PM

1. Novel idea!

I don't see it happening though.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:23 PM

2. This is America. Anybody can sue anyone.

Whether it goes forward or not is another story.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:34 PM

3. i believe fox already addressed this.

in a lawsuit where an employee was fired for refusing to read something clearly false on the air.

fox argued that it's in the entertainment business and therefore they're well within their rights to have employees read false stories.

fox won.

hope i'm remembering this properly.



now, actual "news" programs might not want to choose this legal defense, but it seems to me a pretty solid one.

i don't think merely having "news" in the name is enough to call it fraud. ironically, to me fox news is so obviously lying that it's hard to call it fraud.


i suppose trying to deposit monopoly money in the bank could be considered counterfeiting, but there again, it's so obviously fake that, as a juror at least, i would likely buy the argument that it was just a joke.

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:11 PM

17. You're "remembering" a myth.

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Response to onenote (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 31, 2016, 12:19 AM

18. Interesting. Thanks!

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:40 PM

4. Only if you're a billionaire with a grudge like Peter Thiel

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:10 PM

5. Even if you could sue on basis of perceived news quality

what would it change?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:16 PM

6. Unfortunately, the FCC does not prohibit the broadcasting of "false or misleading news"

Unfortunately, the FCC does not prohibit the broadcasting of "false or misleading news" by radio and television licensees.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:37 PM

9. Thank Ronnie Reagan for that, and screw Rupert and Ted turner for making millions of it .

 

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 07:50 PM

12. Had no effect on Fox nor CNN

They are cable shows the FCC has no power to regulate.

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:10 PM

16. Citation?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:16 PM

7. I hope you have deep pockets. Even to begin you'd need a top New York or DC lawyer

 

Good luck.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:34 PM

8. Ronnie Ray-Guns made it so the press wasn't responsible for accuracy, on the event of

 

getting the story first, and could recant any facts found later, worked in 2000 .

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:39 PM

10. No.

To even think so is frankly ridiculous.

New York Times v. Sullivan.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 06:33 PM

11. I know, right? They call it a profession, yet there's not even a professional standard for

truthfulness.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 08:22 PM

13. For your reason, I hope not.

 

Just encourage your friends not to watch and not to give money to those news organizations' sponsors.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:05 PM

14. "The Press" isn't a thing. You could try to sue networks but, no.

I appreciate your frustration though.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:10 PM

15. When did they stop teaching the first amendment to people?

And why do seemingly bright people here continue to repeat the myth about Fox News suing for the right to lie?
http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/foxlies.asp

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