You won’t believe what Fox News said about one court case that could take it off the air
Liberals have been trying to take Fox News off the air for years.
Some activists think they finally found the silver bullet to bring down Fox News once and for all.
And you won’t believe what Fox News said about one court case that could take it off the air.
The Washington state based Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE) sued Fox News over its coronavirus coverage.
WASHLITE claimed Fox News endangered viewers by supposedly spreading fake news and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.
Fox News responded to this threat to silence them with nuclear bomb of a motion in court, comparing WASHLITE to the “Ministry of Truth” from George Orwell’s 1984 and the “Committee on Public Safety” from the French Revolution for their attempts to silence Fox News.
“Plaintiffs launch a frontal assault on the First Amendment by seeking a gag order and a retraction by judicial fiat against Fox News for airing allegedly ‘deceptive’ commentary about the Coronavirus outbreak. Anointing themselves as both the Committee on Public Safety and the Ministry of Truth, they seek to punish Fox for speech that they deem ‘false’ and dangerous because it does not conform to the official viewpoint of the government and their own proclaimed omniscience and certitude.
“Plaintiffs request a prior restraint prohibiting Fox from airing future speech that contradicts the government’s proclamations. Worse, they request an order forcing Fox to recant past commentary and affirmatively endorse the government’s viewpoint. They also seek ‘treble damages’ based on vague and unspecified harms that they claim to have suffered as a result of Fox’s commentary.
“By this lawsuit, Plaintiffs seek to restrain, control, and penalize what commentators and opinion hosts may say about the most pressing public controversy of our time. Fortunately, neither the First Amendment nor Washington state law allows such brazen interference with the freedom of the press. The case must be dismissed as a matter of law,” the motion read.
In reality, the Fake News Media downplayed the coronavirus for months.
This lawsuit is a transparent attempt by Fox News critics to silence the network and take it off the air simply because liberals think every media outlet should follow the Democrat Party’s agenda and marching orders.