Throughout the bizarre misadventures of Donald Trump’s election defeat, he and his screwball legal team have launched baseless attacks on a variety of people and companies that they blamed for his humiliating loss. Their wild conspiracy theories spun tales of alleged plots against Trump by Joe Biden and other Democrats, as wells as by Dominion Voting Systems and software developer, Smartmatic. And Trump’s increasingly rabid rhetoric is crossing the line into explicit incitations of violence.
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These allegations were never supported by evidence. And the lawsuits filed by Trump’s incompetent attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, et al., failed in nearly sixty separate court cases. That has to be some sort of record. And now it has led to a legal response by Smartmatic who has sent letters demanding retractions from the Trump-fluffing, right-wing media outfits that prop up Trump’s lies. The letters went out Monday to Fox News, Newsmax, and the One America News Network (OANN). According to Mediaite…
“Smartmatic demanded the retraction of dozens of comments made by hosts Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo, as well as Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, who appeared frequently as guests on the network […alleging…] “a conspiracy orchestrated by George Soros and the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.”
All they need to add is Barack Obama’s birth certificate and Hillary Clinton’s emails to guarantee a spot in the Conspiracy Crackpot Hall of Fame. Mediaite also obtained a copy of the letter that Smartmatic sent to Fox News, the network that recently expressed its deep sympathy for the travails of Trump. The letter contains numerous examples of defamatory statements made by Fox News anchors, contributors, and guests, as well as Trump’s lawyers. The letter summarized its complaint saying that…
“Fox News has engaged in a concerted disinformation campaign against Smartmatic. Fox News told its millions of viewers and readers that Smartmatic was founded by Hugo Chávez, that its software was designed to fix elections, and that Smartmatic conspired with others to defraud the American people and fix the 2020 U.S. election by changing, inflating, and deleting votes. While Fox News holds itself out as a trusted news source, it has continually and repeatedly published demonstrably false information and defamatory statements about Smartmatic. Fox News used its anchors and on-air guests, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, to spread lies about a company that had absolutely nothing to do with the voting that took place in areas at the heart of the ‘conspiracies’ discussed following the 2020 U.S. election.” […]
“Smartmatic believes Fox News had (and has) no evidence or credible source to support any of the false and misleading statements it published in the Reports. Indeed, Fox News would have easily discovered the falsity of the statements and implications being made about Smartmatic by performing even a modicum of investigation.”
Smartmatic was stating the obvious in their assessment of Fox News as not “performing even a modicum of investigation.” That’s because Fox has never been bona fide news organization. It’s mission from the beginning was to disseminate conservative propaganda to advance the extremist agenda of the Republican Party, and it’s more recent incarnation, the Trump Party.
The worshipful defense by Fox News of Trump’s preposterous claims of election “shenanigans” is the best evidence of the network’s utter lack of credibility and ethics, not to mention patriotism. And the Smartmatic lawsuit is well founded and warranted. In fact, they should add Trump to the list of defendants since he is at the root of the slanderous lies that form the basis of the lawsuit. Perhaps they will add him after he leaves office next month. But then they’ll have to get in line behind a parade of both civil and criminal cases that are sure to follow Trump into civilian life.
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