Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts

Back in September, we reported that TV network OAN had filed a lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.”

Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with a defense for her statement in court. And she has also apparently hired Lionel Hutz as her legal adviser.

According to Culttture, her lawyers argued in a recent motion that "…the liberal host was clearly offering up her ‘own unique expression’ of her views to capture what she saw as the ‘ridiculous’ nature of the undisputed facts. Her comment, therefore, is a quintessential statement ‘of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false."

Oh, it's capable of being proved false, alright. Maddow had previously claimed, on air, about one of OAN's reporters:

“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right wing news outlet in America is really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” and added, “Their on-air politics reporter (Kristian Rouz) is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.”

The testimony of UC Santa Barbara linguistics professor Stefan Thomas Gries, however, stands at odds with Maddow's defense. Gries said: “It is very unlikely that an average or reasonable/ordinary viewer would consider the sentence in question to be a statement of opinion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are the walls closing in on you for backing the "wrong horse", my dear, with this big blob of codswallop?!?

Did you believe, for one moment, that your personal "invincibility" would ever be questioned, or challenged?!? That moment seems to have come, and all you appear to be able to do here, linguistically, is an attempt to "duck and cover" for the moments you lied to the American people with impunity, and thought, really thought that you could get away with it.

Whose going to pay the penalties, if this lawsuit is successful for OAN, you personally, or the station which carries you, MSNBC?!?

We here at WRH, will be watching the conclusion of this trial with great interest.

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