A key member of the U.S. Media Party, The New York Times, is being sued by the Trump campaign over their fake news Russia collusion scam. It was only a matter of time before some push back occurred over their clear and deliberate pushing of fake news. Breitbart reports:
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has sued the New York Times for libel regarding a 2019 op-ed, alleging that the establishment newspaper published false allegations with purpose of hurting the president’s chances of winning a second term.
The re-election campaign alleges that the Times erroneously reported that the president had an agreement with “Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy” to help defeat his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential election. The purported claims were made by Max Frankel, a former executive editor of the paper, in an article titled: “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo.”
The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, also accuses the Times of engaging in a “systematic pattern of bias” against President Trump’s re-campaign with the aim of damaging its reputation beyond repair.
“There was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy because they had an overarching deal: the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting with relief from the Obama administration’s burdensome economic sanctions,” reads Frankel’s article. “The Trumpites knew about the quid and held out the prospect of the quo.”
The suit states that the Times was “well aware when it published these statements that they were not true” and that the paper’s own past reporting run counter to Frankel’s claims.
Jenna Ellis, a senior legal aide to President Trump’s re-campaign, said the allegations laid out in the Times‘ article “were and are 100 percent false and defamatory.”
“The complaint alleges The Times was aware of the falsity at the time it published them, but did so for the intentional purpose of hurting the campaign, while misleading its own readers in the process,” stated Ellis.Breitbart
I wonder how long it will be before we see key elements of the Media Party in New Zealand being sued for their false reporting and fake news as they campaign to bring down NZ First?
The Media Party is, in reality, a globalist cabal pushing its own very anti-democratic agitprop. Little wonder that polls consistently show that the public trusts the media about the same as prostitutes, car salesmen and even politicians. In other words, not at all.
The Media party is actually an echo chamber. A classic case here was Mediaworks getting upset over some luvvies protesting about a naff show that bugger all people watch. When Twitter is outraged, media companies cave.
Here in New Zealand, we are seeing NZ First attacking the Media Party. There is, in reality, no downside to doing this. The Media Party always reacts like petulant fools and give NZ First and Winston Peters plenty of earned press coverage. Contrary to popular opinion NZ First only really needs to appeal to about 15% of the population.
It is hard for small parties to get cut-through when the big fish are eating up all the media coverage. Attacking The Media Party ensures you get your message out via the very same media as they express outrage over being exposed for the motivated shills that they are.
Of course, that dovetails neatly into speaking past the guarded gateway of media by simply talking directly to the population via social media.
As long as members of The Media Party involve themselves in the process of campaigning there is plenty of mileage to be made by attacking them as hopelessly biased, politically motivated and purveyors of fake news.
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