Trump Sues CNN for Defamation

Posted on AllSides October 6th, 2022
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Former President Donald Trump sued CNN (Left bias) for defamation on Monday, seeking at least $475 million in damages.

Trump’s lawsuit alleges that CNN used “false, defamatory, and inflammatory mischaracterizations” to interfere with Trump’s political career. It argues that the phrase “the Big Lie,” in reference to Trump’s unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud, is an attempt to connect Trump to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” “Beyond simply highlighting any negative information about the plaintiff and ignoring all positive information about him, CNN has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly...

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