Conservative news outlets flail in Dominion defamation lawsuits

In their defense of Fox News in the defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems over debunked claims of election fraud, Fox lawyers are not claiming truth as a defense but rather stating claims made by former president Donald Trump and his followers were newsworthy. The lawyers also said Dominion can’t prove actual malice. (NPR, January 23, 2023, by David Folkenflik)

Not to be outdone in novel defenses against defamation lawsuits by Dominion, One America News (OAN) claims the trial cannot be held in the District of Columbia because too many of its citizens dislike Trump and his associates. In a court filing, OAN lawyers also denied that OAN knowingly reported falsehoods and acted in reckless disregard for the truth. (Times of San Diego, Januuary 24, 2023, by Ken Stone)

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