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Trump Was Right: CNN Forced to Pay Lawsuit Over Fake News

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 18:43
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TRUMP WAS RIGHT: CNN Forced to Pay Lawsuit Over Fake News The media response to President Trump’s accusations of false reporting has been to accuse the president of being against a free and independent press.

Journalist Chris Wallace complained on Fox News Sunday this week that an adversarial press is necessary to the republic. But there’s a big difference between “adversarial” and a press that flatly creates fake news.

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A Case in Point

The courts are finally punishing CNN for at least one of their fake news stories that caused real harm.

David Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida won his lawsuit against CNN for their fake news and false statistics.

Carbone alleged that CNN “intentionally” manipulated statistics and purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital. Because of CNN’s negligence, Carbone was fired.

The statistics in question involved CNN falsifying infant mortality rates at the hospital in order to sensationalize reports.

His attorney L. Lin Wood stated,

“In our case, we contended that CNN essentially made up its own standard in order to conduct an ‘apples to oranges’ comparison to support its false assertion that St. Mary’s mortality rate was 3 times higher than the national average. Accordingly, the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’” 

Federal District Judge Orinda Evans agreed, and ruled that Carbone’s accusation that CNN “purposely skewed statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital” had merit.

Fake news has consequences, and frankly should be an embarrassment to the journalism profession.

Judge Evans commented that CNN may have acted with “actual malice.”

Former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center wins fake news lawsuit against CNN

As stated earlier, Carbone lost his job. Moreover, it became extremely difficult for him to find new employment in hospital administration because of CNN’s reputation-damaging report.

Wood also declared:

“False and defamatory accusations against real people have serious consequences. Neither St. Mary’s or Mr. Carbone did anything to deserve being the objects of the heinous accusation that they harmed or put babies and young children at risk for profit.”

CNN Lawsuit: Legal Accountability

CNN tried to get the case dismissed. But Judge Evans found grounds for Carbone’s defamation claim. Her order reads in part:

“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice.’”

The Clown News Network is losing more than just the public’s trust, they’re finally being held legally accountable as well. At this rate, CNN may find itself on the junk heap of journalism AND broke.


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  • wiseoldlady

    Now get started on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC…….

  • Boo

    At the rate of misinformation and mischaracterization of the facts CNN is putting out…I would imagine the CNN lawsuit line could reach from coast to coast. Cuckhold News Network. Perfect epitaph.

  • Detergent

    Networks can be too big and powerful, just like banks. Break ‘em up!

  • jdpent01


  • Russ-T-Nails

    All the MSM should be sued into oblivian for Sandy Hook Hoax

    • Godzilla

      Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon, Pulse night club, aurora theater, 9-11, etc.

      9-11 being the biggest of all. Plenty of conservative are willing to ignore this one since it was one of their own puppets that caused unspeakable damage now for 15 years, not just in America, but also throughout the middle east.

      Both parties are nothing but shit!

  • Redlist Renegade

    Jake Crapper , Anderson Pooper , Wolf Shitzer and Dumb Dump Lemmon ALL need to be wiped out of the “News” business and FLUSHED Straight down the toilet !!! CNN (CRAP News Nutwork) is nothing but sensationalized LIES and Pure SH*T reporting !!!

  • Einstein

    I hope CNN is forced to pay hundreds of millions in damages when they are judged to be at fault…. fck em hard!

  • Truthhurts

    Oh No, this might tarnish the good name of CNN.

  • Thom V

    More lawsuits coming the way it’s going and soon, bye,bye: Crappy Non News, or Clown No-news Network.

  • unidentified

    there’s more fake news on the internet than on all alt-news outlets combined

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