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Trump sues New York Times

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel over 2019 op-ed
     
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  2. philnotfil

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    Discovery on that one will be entertaining.
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    It's about freaking time... Now I wonder how the other fake news agencies are going to "report" their "news" moving forward with their hate agenda towards the POTUS.
     
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  4. wgbgator

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    Stunt Lawsuit
     
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  5. mdgator05

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    Oh, the New York Times would be celebrating this if they ever thought it would even get to the point of taking depositions. Their lawyers would depose Trump, given that he is an obviously material witness here.
     
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  6. WarDamnGator

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    Obama would be the first quadrillionaire if he sued Fox News for every negative opinion they expressed about him.
     
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  7. gatorknights

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    It will be interesting to see how Fox reports this. :D:D
     
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  8. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

    Apr 8, 2007
    yeah, Trump will end up dropping it. As Phil pointed out, imagine if Trump is asked to produce evidence that the opinion piece was false.
     
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  9. Gatorrick22

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    Lol... Bloomberg even stated on national TV that his ads are the reason why the Dems took the House. Yeah, these stories and ads are basically the same this as far as their impact on people's lives, mainly Trump's political life...

    Proving damages should be easy...
     
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  10. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    I'm guessing we've got a bombshell on our hands. A big one.
     
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  11. Gatorrick22

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    There are more liberals/centrists on Fox News than you might think.
     
  12. mdgator05

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    You have to prove what they said is untrue. Truth is a defense. You can't do that without Trump under oath. You really think Trump's lawyers will ever let him be put under oath about this matter?
     
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  13. Gatorrick22

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    Why? Why don't the News people have to prove that it's factual? They are after all the ones that printed it as fact. The burden of proof should be with the News Paper, not the victim.
     
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  14. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Maybe Trump can get U.S. law changed. You know, just for this one case.

    By the way, the word is plaintiff. Not victim.
     
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  15. ajoseph

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    Damages? Trump will be asking for damages because the purported “Hit piece” culminated in Trump winning?
     
  16. wgbgator

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    What's even stupider about the lawsuit is its over an op-ed, not some journalistic story lol.
     
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  17. mdgator05

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    Because that isn't how the law works. That's a bit like asking why you don't have to prove that you didn't murder somebody. If you are suing for libel, you have to prove three things: 1. What they said was false; 2. They knew it was false; 3. And it damaged you.

    I doubt they could even come close to handling #1, but to even try to do so, they definitely have to put Trump under oath about this subject. He was given that opportunity once before. His lawyers did everything in their power to make sure that he didn't have to sit down and answer questions.
     
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  18. philnotfil

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    Because they are the defendants?
     
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  19. Gatorrick22

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    Same thing in many of these such cases...

    But tell us, river, does it sound right that 'plaintiffs' needs to DISPROVE an article published in a News Paper? That doesn't even pass the smell test.
     
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  20. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Like you said, it's a stunt lawsuit so he can brag about it at his rallies and the crowd will all cheer. "Hot damn, we've got that damn lyin' New York Times now!"
    The folks on Fox can crow about it.
    And eventually it gets dropped or thrown out.
     
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