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Fri May 22, 2020, 03:42 PM

OAN loses its defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow, will wind up paying her attorneys' fees.


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https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.casd.645957/gov.uscourts.casd.645957.30.0.pdf

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Reply OAN loses its defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow, will wind up paying her attorneys' fees. (Original post)
kpete Friday OP
malaise Friday #1
Midnight Writer Friday #2
nilram Friday #17
jls4561 Friday #3
mitch96 Friday #29
Iliyah Friday #4
Wellstone ruled Friday #5
jpak Friday #6
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ProfessorGAC Friday #21
dhol82 Friday #34
aggiesal Friday #23
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Major Nikon Friday #31
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:44 PM

1. Get thee to the greatest page

RFN!!

Go Rachel - do not suffer these dangerous fools - gladly or otherwise!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:44 PM

2. I hope Rachel used very expensive lawyers.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:32 PM

17. +1. Or, +$100,000.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:44 PM

3. And Rachel for the win!

Once again.

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Response to jls4561 (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:43 PM

29. She most definitely crosses her t's and dot's her I's... nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:45 PM

4. Good .. .

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:45 PM

5. Betcha Little Lord Poopy Pants

and his Spawn are not liking this. There Millions invested in this Propaganda operation just bit them in their ass.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:46 PM

6. Hahaha!!@@

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:46 PM

7. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:47 PM

8. I hope Rachel talks about it tonite.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:48 PM

9. "one America.. "? Good on Rachel Winning!

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:41 PM

40. Yeah, isn't that something?

"One America News". The last thing they have in mind is "one America".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:58 PM

10. OAN. Don't even know who that is, but fuck 'em!

I hope now two they can be sued in civil court. Fuck 'em twice!

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:05 PM

13. OAN is going to be the trump network

Junior has invested millions on the bet they can take down Fox.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #13)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:47 PM

21. They're Still A Pipsqueak

They're 1/10th the size company as NewsCorp. Comcast (NBC, MSNBC) is 10x that.
And junior is a front man. The family doesn't have $250 million to spend. It's other people's money.
Naturally!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #21)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:08 PM

34. Well of course it's not their money! Why would they ever?

However, they are looking for a network that they can control totally.
Dictators want to dictate, after all.

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:00 PM

23. They're located in San Diego ...

just east of the I-5, just north of the CostCo on Morena Blvd.
I can’t stand seeing the place when I drive past it.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #23)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:32 PM

35. OH dear. . .maybe the same thing could happen to their building that happened to the statue

of moroni on the lds building in La Jolla back in the 90's.

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:49 PM

31. When you are too fucking stupid for the Faux dog whistles

...OAN is your network. It’s a straight up alt-right channel that employs no-shit Russian propagandists.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #31)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:25 AM

48. +100000

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:44 PM

41. TrumpTV

Because FOX apparently isn't carrying Trump's water enough for his liking. Blatant Trump propaganda. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Russian or Trump money finances it.

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:32 PM

58. It's supported by Russia

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:03 PM

11. Judge in San Diego rejects defamation complaint filed by OAN's parent company against Rachel Maddow

One America News Retweeted

NEW: A judge in San Diego rejects the defamation complaint filed by OAN's parent company against MSNBC host Rachel Maddow:



Case 3:19-cv-01713-BAS-AHG Document 30 Filed 05/22/20 PageID.290 Page 16 of 17

IV. Conclusion

For the foregoing reasons, the Court finds that the contested statement is an opinion that cannot serve as the basis for a defamation claim. Plaintiff has not shown a probability of succeeding on its defamation claims, thus, the Court GRANTS Defendants’ Special Motion to Strike. Finally, because the Court grants the Motion, Defendants may file a motion for attorney’s fees and costs. See Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 425.16(c)(1) (If the movant prevails on a special motion to strike, it is “entitled to recover [its] attorney’s fees and costs”). The motion is to be referred to Magistrate Judge Goddard.

Because there is no set of facts that could support a claim for defamation based on Maddow’s statement, the complaint is dismissed with prejudice. After Defendants’ motion for attorney’s fees is resolved, the Court will instruct the Clerk to close this case.

IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: May 22, 2020

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #11)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:00 AM

52. Thanks for posting... Very informative.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:04 PM

12. Oh, I hope Rachel and her attorneys ran up enormous, gigantic

legal bills, or to paraphrase Chump, fees "the likes of which the world has never before seen!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:05 PM

14. Good news!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:08 PM

15. Rachel does her homework, you miserable idiots! :) nt

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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #15)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:35 PM

18. Exactly! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:23 PM

16. It's got that Slam Dunk feeling.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:42 PM

19. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:44 PM

20. Putin's got his grimy hands everywhere in our country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:57 PM

22. also

Rachael she has been given ninety minutes starting tonight. So Go Rachael on both fronts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:06 PM

24. I hope she talks about this tonight

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:12 PM

25. There's no such thing as bad publicity

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:29 PM

26. Hurray!

Nobody would take up the terrible corruption at the meat packing plants and how the workers have suffered but Rachel. Thank her every day and hope that some lives will be saved around the world if only some of the legislators will stand up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:35 PM

27. Wish I could rec this a million times! Nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:39 PM

28. OAN

is that awful media whose young female reporter doesn't have a clue about any kind of news but is always called on by Trump and who tells him what a great job he is doing. I'm sure the real reporters who have to sit through this bs are glad they have masks now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 05:47 PM

30. "Next time, Maddow! Next time!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:07 PM

32. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:08 PM

33. That's gotta hurt. And judging by the incompetent "reporters" they hire, they have a small budget.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #33)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:17 AM

51. Will President Thumper accept a pardon offered by President Biden

for his not pardoning President Obama for Obamagate?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:39 PM

36. I knew it...

NewsMax next!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:41 PM

37. WAAAAH - waaaah!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:45 PM

38. It's Doctor Maddow. PhD in Political Science from Oxford. Dr. Maddow ain't no slouch.

The bastards find out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:16 PM

39. The difference between a Journalist and a bunch of political hacks.

Ms Maddow knows her craft, dots her i’s and crosses her t’s. She also kicked ass and took names.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:58 PM

42. "Truth will out."

Hold these fuckers to account. Hold all fuckers to account.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:59 PM

43. Talk about believing your own bullshit...

...and then falling for your own scam.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:00 PM

44. And that's what happens when you play tackle football with the Varsity

Too bad, you little hack! Rachel just clobbered you!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:24 PM

45. No wonder Trump likes that network

They're whiny and have a victim complex just like him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:47 AM

46. Put a restraining order on them

n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:40 AM

47. We need a national anti-SLAPP law.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:08 AM

49. Ahhhhhahaha fuck you!!!!

Bye bye, dickheads!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:55 AM

50. AHAHAHAHAH!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:05 PM

53. The pdf file at the link is a very interesting read. The explanation of how the claim of libel was

evaluated and how a decision was reached about whether Maddow's comments on her show were libelous is very logical, as are the examples from previous cases. It's great to see the transparency with which the decision was reached. I have to say it raises my esteem of the American judicial system, particularly when compared to countries where there is no way to determine how a judge reached a verdict of guilt or innocence. There are many such countries.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #53)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:10 PM

56. And this is one of the reasons why lawyers charge so much.

There are many people to pay besides the lawyer. Researchers, paralegals, trial presentation specialists, court reporters, videographers.

I hope OAN gets soaked for a ton of $$$$$.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #56)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:39 PM

57. One thing show business lawyers are REALLY good at?

Running up the bills and "expenses"!!!!

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #57)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:55 PM

59. Am I to understand that you think anything in the statement suggested padding a bill or cheating

a client? I'd appreciate any suggestion regarding redundant or unnecessary research someone found in the decision. To my mind, it was a perfect investigation and decision. I'd be very interested to hear concrete examples of why anyone opals think otherwise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:23 PM

54. This is Winning!

I would like to see some more of this.

A lot more of this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:03 PM

55. k&r

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