Maddow is in full Meltdown Mode.
Back in September, our friends at Zero Hedge reported that TV network OAN had filed a lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.”
Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with a defense for her statement in court. And she has also apparently hired Lionel Hutz as her legal adviser.
According to Culttture, her lawyers argued in a recent motion that “…the liberal host was clearly offering up her ‘own unique expression’ of her views to capture what she saw as the ‘ridiculous’ nature of the undisputed facts. Her comment, therefore, is a quintessential statement ‘of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.”
Oh, it’s capable of being proved false, alright. Maddow had previously claimed, on air, about one of OAN’s reporters:
“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right wing news outlet in America is really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” and added, “Their on-air politics reporter (Kristian Rouz) is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.”
The testimony of UC Santa Barbara linguistics professor Stefan Thomas Gries, however, stands at odds with Maddow’s defense. Gries said: “It is very unlikely that an average or reasonable/ordinary viewer would consider the sentence in question to be a statement of opinion.”
Gries continued: “I am the second most widely-cited cognitive linguist and sixth most widely-cited living corpus linguist. The field of cognitive linguistics draws from both linguistics and psychology and studies how language interacts with cognition.”
You can read more from our friends at ZeroHedge.com
Rachael Maddow makes libeling statement on National TV. Gets caught. Now insists its “opinion”?
Yeah, right. Just like her “recent” remake of a previous statement after the 2016 Election; you know, the one that started with “This is our country now…..”. Funny how the redo sounded SO much more upbeat. lol Almost like a personal vendetta
I think we ALL know that Maddow’s “words are not facts” but thanks for the newsflash!
So her defense is going to be no one believes anything I say? Well as credible as that may be, Hannity does refer to her nightly as, Area 51, Roswell Rachael Madow there’s still a rub. “Deep pockets” means all her editors and MSNBC are at least 1% culpable and that means award for the plaintiff in full, paydays are how the law works after all. Furthermore, if Mad Rachael Madow doesn’t know, or is too stupid to realize what it is she is saying, there should have been an adult supervising her. One simply cannot allow one’s employee to… Read more »
Quick someone get a screwdriver before the robot wipes out.
Got the dyke by her imaginary balls, eh?
I think she should be cut some slack, after all she’s only a high school boy.