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    Conservative news network files defamation suit against MSNBC, Rachel Maddow for false Russia claim

    Updated: September 9, 2019 at 5:59 pm EST  See Comments

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    On Monday, BizPac Review reported that the conservative news outlet One America News Network (OANN) filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit in a federal court in California against Maddow, Comcast Corporation, NBC Universal, and MSNBC.

    A press release issued by OANN states:

    Herring Networks owns and operates One America News Network (“OAN”), a prominent and popular independent television news channel providing Americans with a conservative alternative to the major liberal news outlets. The Complaint alleges that Comcast refused to carry OAN as part of its cable programming because OAN counters the liberal politics of its own channel, MSNBC.

    The Complaint further alleges that one week after OAN’s President, Charles Herring, called out and objected to Comcast’s anti-competitive censorship in an email to Comcast’s President of Content Acquisition, MSNBC’s most popular show—The Rachel Maddow Show—opened with the show’s host, Rachel Maddow, telling her audience that OAN “really literally is paid Russian propaganda.”

    OAN asserts that, in fact, Defendants knew this statement was false and that they acted maliciously and recklessly in making it. The Complaint alleges that the statement was meant to damage OAN’s business and reputation because OAN, unlike MSNBC, presents a conservative viewpoint; and that OAN was targeted

    The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at Conservative Firing Line

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