Trump Sues CNN for Defamation
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 as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically,” the lawsuit stated.
Both The Washington Post (Lean Left bias) and the Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) highlighted a Loyola Marymount University law professor who said the lawsuit had no legal path forward because it mostly pointed to opinions, not “false statements of fact that were made with actual malice,” the legal standard for defamation.
Coverage was common across the spectrum. Some coverage in center and left-rated outlets noted that Trump had “a history of threatening, and occasionally filing, lawsuits against media organizations whose coverage he deems unfair.” Coverage in Fox News (Right bias) highlighted Trump’s pledge to sue other “Fake News Media Companies.” CNN itself did not appear to cover the story by Tuesday morning.
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From the RightTrump Seeks Over $475 Million in Damages from CNN in Defamation Lawsuit
Former president Donald Trump filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN on Monday, seeking over $475 million in damages.
According to the lawsuit, the media company has used “its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically.” Trump also claims that CNN’s negative coverage contributed to his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
Trump had announced his intent to take legal action against CNN for its allegedly defamatory descriptions of him in...
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Former President Trump has sued CNN in federal court in Florida for defamation.
In the lawsuit filed Monday, Trump’s attorneys claim CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”
The former president is seeking $475 million in punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.
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Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation and asking for compensatory damages in excess of $75,000 and punitive damages of $475 million, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
He is claiming that the cable news giant has harmed his reputation with "false, defamatory, and inflammatory mischaracterizations of him" and that CNN's conduct "is intended to interfere with [his] political career."
In particular, Trump argues that he's entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages because of CNN's use of the term the "Big Lie" to describe...