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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:43 AM

Former FBI agent says Sarah Sanders libeled CNN's Jim Acosta with 'doctored' InfoWars video:

‘Your tweet is Exhibit A’

A former FBI special agent says White House press secretary Sarah Sanders libeled CNN reporter Jim Acosta by sharing an altered video of his interaction with an intern during a presidential news conference.
Asha Rangappa, a CNN contributor and former counterintelligence agent, said Sanders had met the standard of proof for libel — publishing a false statement to damage a person’s reputation.
“.@PressSec you are seriously tweeting out an obviously doctored video – from InfoWars no less – to substantiate a false accusation of assault against a journalist???” Rangappa tweeted.
“The standard for libel against a public figure is acting with ‘actual malice,’ and your tweet is Exhibit A,” she added.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/former-fbi-agent-says-sarah-sanders-libeled-cnns-jim-acosta-doctored-infowars-video-tweet-exhibit/

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Reply Former FBI agent says Sarah Sanders libeled CNN's Jim Acosta with 'doctored' InfoWars video: (Original post)
Tripper11 Nov 8 OP
MrsCoffee Nov 8 #1
NewJeffCT Nov 8 #5
Baitball Blogger Nov 8 #10
PunkinPi Nov 8 #11
TeamPooka Nov 8 #36
LAS14 Nov 8 #38
malaise Nov 8 #2
2naSalit Nov 8 #3
LiberalLoner Nov 8 #4
marieo1 Nov 8 #31
bench scientist Nov 8 #48
Raven Nov 8 #6
ZZenith Nov 9 #51
FakeNoose Nov 8 #7
yuiyoshida Nov 8 #17
pangaia Nov 8 #23
ck4829 Nov 8 #25
study war no more Nov 8 #29
Racerdog1 Nov 8 #8
flibbitygiblets Nov 8 #16
calimary Nov 8 #26
watoos Nov 8 #9
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 8 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 8 #13
MontanaMama Nov 8 #15
gademocrat7 Nov 8 #14
Autumn Nov 8 #18
watoos Nov 8 #19
Autumn Nov 8 #20
True Blue American Nov 9 #50
ck4829 Nov 9 #57
NoMoreRepugs Nov 8 #21
flibbitygiblets Nov 8 #32
Duppers Nov 8 #45
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 8 #47
pangaia Nov 8 #22
flibbitygiblets Nov 8 #27
pangaia Nov 8 #30
ZZenith Nov 9 #53
ck4829 Nov 8 #24
workinclasszero Nov 8 #28
RockRaven Nov 8 #33
workinclasszero Nov 8 #34
Habibi Nov 8 #35
hueymahl Nov 8 #37
Hamlette Nov 8 #39
hueymahl Nov 8 #41
Initech Nov 8 #40
uppityperson Nov 8 #42
treestar Nov 8 #43
TomSlick Nov 8 #44
bench scientist Nov 8 #49
TomSlick Nov 11 #58
bench scientist Nov 12 #59
avebury Nov 8 #46
Cha Nov 9 #52
duforsure Nov 9 #54
Vinca Nov 9 #55
chwaliszewski Nov 9 #56

Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:54 AM

1. Lock her up!

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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:03 AM

5. I think it was more than just Sanders

somebody at InfoWars, I believe, doctored the video.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:11 AM

10. What an irony if Sanders gets caught peddling Fake News.

Like it's never happened before.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:18 AM

11. Yes, supposedly it was Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.



The original video may be from alt-right professional liar, Paul Joseph Watson, of Infowars who unlike CNN's Jim @Acosta, was one of the few "press" agencies granted White House press credentials. He is often supporting white nationalist groups. pic.twitter.com/BjNckPZpYv

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:40 AM

36. doesn't matter, just retweeting it is libel. Google the current libel case against Joy reid of msnbc

and notice the details are almost identical and Joy will probably lose that case too.

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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:45 AM

38. +10000

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:55 AM

2. Sue them

NOW

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:01 AM

3. ruh roh for

Sara Honey Booo Boo!


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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:03 AM

4. But who is going to charge her?

Seems like this administration gets away with way too much illegal and immoral crap.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:57 AM

31. EndCorruption

I have wondered the same, seems like they can just do whatever they want and no one ever charges them. This WH is so corrupt and we keep hearing about it and yet nothing happens. I am baffled by all of it. If the average citizen did half of what people (DJT) does, we'd be in court in a heartbeat.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:21 PM

48. Libel is a civil action. Acosta would need to file a civil suit in Court. There is no "charge".

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:06 AM

6. The interesting thing to me is

she did this in spite of the fact that there were dozens of people in the room who witnessed what happened. It's clear to me that the WH knows what a rout the mid-terms were for them and that from now on they will play only to the Infowars crowd because that's all they have left. Not that I didn't know this before, but we are in for a very rocky ride and it's not going to end well. What I'm not sure of is whether it's not going to end well for them or for us.

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Response to Raven (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:03 AM

51. It's not going to end well for them.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:06 AM

7. Sarah needs to resign

This has gone way too far. Sanders has demonstrated terrible judgment, inexcusable treatment of the media (not just Jim Acosta), and besides that she's all-around incompetent in the job of White House press secretary.

She has to go!



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:55 AM

17. As much as we would like to see it

it probably won't happen.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:22 AM

23. Right. Sarah is going to resign.

And I am going to order steamed sea cucumber for lunch at Wendy's.




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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:29 AM

25. She does

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:47 AM

29. You know how this works

She'll get a promotion.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:09 AM

8. Sarah Suckabee Sanders

This goofy ass thing gets paraded out to spew shit and lies every day. Nothing new to see here. Go back and join the hogs on your farm.

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:54 AM

16. maybe more like Sarah Suckabee SLANDERS

if the ugly shoe fits...

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:38 AM

26. That's her new name. Sarah Slanders.

It’s also a complete sentence, with a noun and a verb. Accurately depicting that “job” she has.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:10 AM

9. The very first time she filled in as press secretary

I knew she was going to get the job permanently. She is the only person. other than Trump, who puts Bagdad Bob to shame.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:19 AM

12. KR NT

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:23 AM

13. No surprise that the loudest shouting Fake News are the ones perpetrating fake news. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:35 AM

15. Masters Of Projection.

If the media was not on red alert before, they should be now. Gloves should be off. This is a clear threat to what the WH is willing to do. Nobody is safe.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:26 AM

14. Huckabuck Sanders is a pathological liar.

She needs to be held accountable for her behavior. Remedy for Acosta through the courts.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:59 AM

18. Acosta should sue her ass off. Perhaps she was abused as a child.

Have you seen her father and brothers? Maybe being evil is her way of acting out.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:16 AM

19. You mean daughter of a preacher man?

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Response to watoos (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:16 AM

20. Yep.

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Response to watoos (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:00 AM

50. Huckster Huckabee?

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:41 PM

57. Yep

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:20 AM

21. Acosta should float the notion he's considering filing suit - I want to see Suckabee squirm.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:57 AM

32. Not just float-he needs to DO IT. His career will suffer because of this without question.

He has a clear case for filing suit. This is the only thing that will get this fuckers to stop. Threats will do nothing. Doing nothing is a clear signal that their tactics are working, which will ensure more of the same.

SUE HER FUCKING ASS OFF.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:45 PM

45. Not just float but do it!

There's irrefutable evidence.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:48 PM

47. Well, they have revoked his press credentials

which is impacting his ability to access what he needs to do his job. He should file suit.

C'mon CNN, get on this. If you fail to respond, this will become the norm. And it will only get worse. Please take a stand for what's right and just. FILE SUIT. NOW.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:20 AM

22. Why is ANYBODY in comments here surprised at this?


Or wondering why she isn't charged with something?

There has been a fascist coup...


No more....

"How bad can it get?

How can she/he do/say that?

What's next?


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Response to pangaia (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:39 AM

27. Well I guess we'll all just go home and shut up then?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:53 AM

30. I didn't say that.



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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:05 AM

53. That's supposed to be the takeaway, innit?

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:28 AM

24. K&R

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:42 AM

28. Sue her ass!

And anyone else in the White House that assisted her in this false accusation against CNN and Jim Acosta!

How damn long is the MSM going to let Dump and his minions get away with these lies and deceptions?

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:14 AM

33. CNN should fund a lawsuit by Acosta. Think of the discovery phase, Jeff Zucker. Ratings gold!!!

[gotta appeal to his base business instincts, not any sense of right and wrong]

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:16 AM

34. Right cause that's all those assholes care about!

That was made abundantly clear when Orange Hitler was running for office!

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:38 AM

35. Michele Wolf was too easy on Sanders. nt

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:43 AM

37. How can you tell it is altered?

Is there another video that shows this didn't happen?

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:59 AM

41. THANKS!

I could not find that.

What slimy bastards.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:52 AM

40. I hope Acosta sues the shit out of them, I really do.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:20 PM

42. K&R

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:30 PM

43. Standard Trumpian procedure

Get everyone talking about this so we are not talking about his failures and lies.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:39 PM

44. The libel seems clear.

However, it is unclear that Acosta has suffered any damages because of the libel. CNN seems to be standing behind him.

In some jurisdiction, it is possible to be rewarded "nominal damages" if no actual damages can be proven. However, I question the utility of a lawsuit to "clear the name." Anyone Acosta cares about knows that Sarah is lying - again.




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Response to TomSlick (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:27 PM

49. Libel per se. She accused him of placing his hands on intern, ie battery a crime of moral turpitude

Should be libel per se where damages are presumed and need not be pled.

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 10:29 PM

58. Sorry for the delay. I've been off the grid.

Still depends on the jurisdiction. In some, like mine, damages must be proven.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #58)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:49 AM

59. true depends on where filed.

Last edited Mon Nov 12, 2018, 04:01 AM - Edit history (1)

In DC, any written or printed statement that falsely accuses someone of committing a crime constitutes defamation per se. Raboya v. Shrybman & Associates, 777 F.Supp. 58 (D.D.C. 1991).
Likely would still have to make the actual malice standard (knowing that the statements were false or recklessly disregarding their falsity) though if Acosta sued Sanders.
Interesting to see what would happen.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:42 PM

46. Sunny Hostin on The View stated that, from a legal point, the intern

actually committed battery on Jim Acosta.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:04 AM

52. Wouldn't it be nice if Fucking Gaslighter

sarah fucking sanders got what's coming to her.. Sociopathic *****.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:39 AM

54. The press should hound her every chance they get

Asking her why she used a doctored video , a fake video.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:45 AM

55. Jim Acosta should hold them to account and take it to court.

It's time for their lies NOT to be the norm and NOT to be automatically accepted.

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Response to Tripper11 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:10 AM

56. I thought I recognized that face...

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