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Re: Trump

Post by jjbd » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:11 am

Anthony Bennett@zampos
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@MayklUoker
I have looked at the evidence, which speaks for itself. The #Dominion voting machines gave him tens of thousands of extra votes in several states.

#DonaldTrump won by a large margin
Complete and absolute fool and liar.

Just remember - people followed and supported him and paid him - the con artist.

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Re: Trump

Post by Alibongo » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:55 pm

You have to wonder if there is a major genetic flaw in Bennett's family :s_dunno
Every family has its black sheep/tinfoil conspiarloon but Bennett's family appears to have been blessed with two :s_crazy
Him and his brother Piers both pushing complete conspiracies and seem to be picnics short of a sandwich. I wonder if they'll get a psychological recognition a new mental illness named after them :s_yes
Parent-blaming is all-too-common these days, and usually the point is to make other parents feel better about their own parenting skills

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Re: Trump

Post by jjbd » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:20 am

Bloody hell Ali - I didn't know there were two of them!!!!!!

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Re: Trump

Post by jjbd » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:48 pm

Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani for $1.3bn over baseless election claims
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... t-election
Anthony Bennett@zampos
Replying to
@MayklUoker
I have looked at the evidence, which speaks for itself. The #Dominion voting machines gave him tens of thousands of extra votes in several states.

#DonaldTrump won by a large margin
I hope they include bennett just for a laugh.

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Re: Trump

Post by jjbd » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:18 pm

Anthony Bennett@zampos
I think @peston has just proved that he is a #TinHat #conspiracy theorist
Think very carefully about what bennett has said.

Don't forget he has said:
I have looked at the evidence, which speaks for itself. The #Dominion voting machines gave him tens of thousands of extra votes in several states.
What he means is - I have searched the internet for doctored youtube videos that show what I want them to show.

Who would you suggest is a #TinHat #conspiracy theorist?

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Re: Trump

Post by honestbroker1 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:01 pm

Carana wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:44 am
When even Tucker Carlson of Fox News couldn't cope with Sydney Powell...
Ooops:

Today's Times
Donald Trump’s lawyer Sidney Powell is defending herself in a billion-dollar defamation case by arguing that “no reasonable person” would mistake her claims that the election was stolen from the former president as fact.

Powell, 65, is facing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, a US company that supplied voting machines, accusing her of peddling misinformation about its equipment in her weeks-long attempt to invalidate President Biden’s victory.

As Trump made spurious accusations of mass voter fraud in the days after his election loss, Powell falsely claimed in media appearances that Dominion was created in Venezuela to rig elections for the former president Hugo Chavez and that its machines had switched millions of ballots to Biden.

“Powell’s wild accusations are demonstrably false,” Dominion’s lawyers said in the lawsuit, which was filed in January.

Attempting to have the case cast out by a Washington DC judge or moved to a court in Texas, Powell’s lawyers said in a court filing on Monday that she had merely been sharing her “opinion”.

“No reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact,” they wrote.

Rather, Powell’s statement should be viewed “only as claims that await testing by the courts,” they argued.

Election officials and law enforcement agencies have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election and insist the results were accurate. Trump’s legal team, which included Powell, challenged the results in court, losing dozens of cases.

Dominion, which claims Powell knew her accusations of fraud were false and hurtful to the company, has also sued Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Powell’s lawyers also argued that she still believes her claims to be true and that her statements were protected by the right to free speech under the First Amendment.

Peter Meijer, a Republican congressman from Michigan who voted to impeach Trump in January after the US Capitol riots, called Powell’s argument “pathetic”.

A former federal prosecutor based in Texas, Powell rose to prominence after criticising the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

She went on to become a key Trump ally and was reportedly touted by him as a possible special counsel to investigate voter fraud, before being sacked by the former president’s team after spreading widely derided conspiracy theories.

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Re: Trump

Post by Carana » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:10 pm

Oddly enough, this was the judge's opinion in a defeated defamation case against Tucker Carlson.

An issue is that there are two wings to Fox "News". One actually reports news... the other is a right-wing opinion outlet.


Now comes the claim that you can't expect to literally believe the words that come out of Carlson's mouth. And that assertion is not coming from Carlson's critics. It's being made by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and by Fox News's own lawyers in defending Carlson against accusations of slander. It worked, by the way.

(snip)

Just read U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil's opinion, leaning heavily on the arguments of Fox's lawyers: The "'general tenor' of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not 'stating actual facts' about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in 'exaggeration' and 'non-literal commentary.' "

She wrote: "Fox persuasively argues, that given Mr. Carlson's reputation, any reasonable viewer 'arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism' about the statement he makes."

Vyskocil, an appointee of President Trump's, added, "Whether the Court frames Mr. Carlson's statements as 'exaggeration,' 'non-literal commentary,' or simply bloviating for his audience, the conclusion remains the same — the statements are not actionable."

Vyskocil's ruling last week, dismissing a slander lawsuit filed against Carlson, was a win for Fox, First Amendment principles and the media more generally, as Fox News itself maintains. As a legal matter, the judge ruled that Karen McDougal, the woman suing Carlson, failed to surmount the challenge.


https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/91774712 ... 7120096657
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