Fake news MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was finally slapped with a $10 million dollar defamation lawsuit on Monday.
The 46-year old leftist, who aside from propagating false news is perhaps equally known for tearfully blubbering on national TV, has just been clobbered by One America News Network (OANN) for “maliciously and recklessly” accusing the conservative cable network of colluding with the Russians.
More precisely she’s in trouble for accusing the privately-owned network of being a Russian propaganda outlet.
According to a complaint filed on September 9th by OANN’s attorneys, Maddow is accused of slandering the cable news network, by publicly suggesting on a July telecast of her show, that OANN “really, literally is Russian propaganda” on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
Maddow as per her usual style of sloppy journalism combined with a preconceived leftist dogma referenced an unreliable article by The Daily Beast claiming that OANN’s top news reporter Kristian Rouz is a “Russian national on the payroll of the Kremlin’s official propaganda outlet, Sputnik.”
The slanderous and malicious attempt my Maddow to purposely damage the credibility of the independent news network along with the reputation of a stiller journalist was inexcusable.
OANN on July 29th demanded that both The Daily Beast reporter a guy named Kevin Poulsen along with Maddow’s publicly retract the bogus article along with the harmful remarks.
Attorney Skip Miller, representing OANN said according to a previous press release.
“This is vile, sensationalistic reporting. These defamatory statements must be retracted immediately. One America News Network has no connection to the Russian government or any other government, no connection whatsoever, financial or otherwise.”
The lawsuit just filed also contends that Comcast is also being sued for refusing to carry OANN as part of its cable programming because the network has a bias towards conservative news, and refuses to go against the progressive politics of MSNBC.
The lawsuit also alleges that Maddow and the other defendants knew her comment was false. It suggests the statement was intentionally made to hurt OANN because of the network’s conservative views.
OANN’s lawyers gave Maddow and The Daily Beast until Aug. 15th to retract its statements, according to the cease-and-desist requests sent on July 29th.
Obviously, they refused; so on September 9th OANN filed a $10 million dollar defamation lawsuit.
According to a statement, “One America is wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government.”
Adding “This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law.”
Maddow has a long history of conflating and actually falsifying facts in an attempt to gin up her ratings, as was the case during the Mueller fiasco.
Even former MSNBC host Krystal Ball ripped into her former colleague stating “Just how much damage has MSNBC in particular done to the left?” Ball said. “Rachel Maddow, you’ve got some explaining to do.”
Adding, “Seriously, this is not journalism. It is info-wars conspiracy theory.”
Ball then singled out Maddow as one who built too much anticipation for former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony.
“I single out my former employer in particular, in part because they were certainly the worst mainstream offenders,” Ball said. “Russian conspiracy was great for ratings. … Consider this whole set-up has done more damage to the Democrats chances of winning back the White House than anything that Trump could ever have dreamed up.”
Maddow along with MSNBC are an unscrupulous lot, falsely claiming early this year on her show that she had evidence by an expert analyst that the President edited out a question from a Reuters journalist asking whether Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Trump to win the 2016 election during their meeting on July 16th in Helsinki.
However, it never happened. Washington Post reporter Philip Bump explained, that the omission had nothing to do with the President, but rather a change “between the feed from the reporters and the feed from the translator.”