“Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ Lawsuit Against CNN Bites the Dust! 🤯 But, Who Really Wins Here? 🤔”
TL;DR; 😅 Judge says ‘Nope!’ to Trump’s $475m defamation suit against CNN. Why? CNN’s comments about Trump’s election claims being the “big lie” were just…opinions. Trump’s side? They find CNN’s remarks ‘repugnant’, but will they appeal? 🤷♂️
You know what they say about opinions, right? Everyone’s got one! 🙃 So when CNN called Trump’s claims about the 2020 election his “big lie”, they were just, well, expressing theirs. Former Prez Donald Trump thought, “Hey, that sounds like a $475m defamation”, but Judge Raag Singhal had other ideas.
Last Friday night, amidst the backdrop of a Floridian sunset 🌇 (or so we imagine), US Judge Raag Singhal, (oh, and by the way, he was nominated by Trump himself in 2019 – awkward? 😬) said, “Hang on, that’s just what CNN thinks. It’s not a fact”. Translation: you can’t defame someone with just an opinion.
CNN’s words, even if they tasted worse than that one time you accidentally bit into a whole clove of garlic, 🤢 were, legally speaking, not defamatory. And, of course, the lawsuit was not just about the cash. Trump believed CNN was deliberately trying to make him look bad by associating him with one of the “most repugnant figures in modern history” – hint hint, it’s that Hitler guy.
But hold your horses! 🐎 Judge Singhal says, “Calm down, no reasonable viewer would (or should) even go there.” Basically, just because you call something a “big lie” doesn’t mean you’re suddenly singing along with the Nazis. Too much of a leap, perhaps? 🤸♀️
Now, from the Trump camp, we have some spicy comments 🌶️. A spokesperson remarked: “CNN’s statements about president Trump are repugnant. CNN will be held responsible for their wrongful mistreatment of president Trump and his supporters.” Now that’s a zinger! But what does it mean? Is Trump going to appeal? Get a time machine to redo the lawsuit? 😜 Time will tell!
Oh, and for those keeping tabs on Trump’s next moves, remember he’s looking like the guy to beat for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Yup, despite facing a few (just a few) indictments. 🕺
Discussion Provoker 🍿: So, let’s get into it, peeps. Do you think there’s a line between a network’s opinion and defamation? Should certain phrases be off-limits, or is everything fair game in the name of free speech? 🎤 And, most importantly, who’s REALLY winning in this media drama – CNN, Trump, or the viewer? 🍿🍿🍿
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