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Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts

The MSNBC host had claimed that One America Network “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.”

Back in September, we reported that TV network OAN had filed a lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.”

Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with a defense for her statement in court. And she has also apparently hired Lionel Hutz as her legal adviser.

According to Culttture, her lawyers argued in a recent motion that “…the liberal host was clearly offering up her ‘own unique expression’ of her views to capture what she saw as the ‘ridiculous’ nature of the undisputed facts. Her comment, therefore, is a quintessential statement ‘of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.”

Oh, it’s capable of being proved false, alright. Maddow had previously claimed, on air, about one of OAN’s reporters: 

“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right wing news outlet in America is really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” and added, “Their on-air politics reporter (Kristian Rouz) is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.”

The testimony of UC Santa Barbara linguistics professor Stefan Thomas Gries, however, stands at odds with Maddow’s defense. Gries said: “It is very unlikely that an average or reasonable/ordinary viewer would consider the sentence in question to be a statement of opinion.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/maddow-meltdown-defense-oan-lawsuit-host-argues-her-words-are-not-facts

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I forgot, how much money does she get for these lies?

Logan McLoganFace
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too much

Magilla Gorilla
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I don’t know. I was pretty impressed with all those molecules of freedom gas issuing from her blowholes.

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Magilla Gorilla

Shouldn’t it be the Russians suing for defamation of character, to be linked to OAN?

Platon
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The only communication that Americans will receive from Russians from now on will come from very high above their heads, without warning.

How long must people try to reason with psychotic states like the Untied Snakes of Americuh?

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If you take away a Jew’s right to lie, you make an existential threat to their existence as they know it. I imagine that now, following Trumpledore’s elevation of Jews to ‘Race’ and Ubermensch status, that they are well and truly above the law, as in Germany, where their ‘needs’ (according to the court) trump the facts, reality and the Truth itself. [The last place to call Jews a ‘race’ was Nazi Germany.] In other words, the Jonathan Pollard defense: “I am a Jew and my first [and only] allegiance is to the state of israel” is now available not… Read more »

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ja ha, last two plus years Ms Mad Cow has been trying convince there world her words were facts.. no what could have brought on this shift in conscience.

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