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Post by Addie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:54 pm

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Russian radio takes over local DC station

The Russian state-sponsored news outlet Sputnik is entering the Washington, D.C., radio market in an effort to push back against what it called "constant attacks" by U.S. media companies.

Sputnik Radio announced Friday that it has taken over 105.5 FM, which previously aired bluegrass music.

In a statement, Mindia Gavasheli, the editor-in-chief of Sputnik's D.C. bureau, accused U.S. news organizations of unfairly attacking and criticizing the news outlet, which is funded by the Russian government.

"We’re glad to finally be able to directly address our listeners in Washington. During the last few months Sputnik Radio has become the target of constant attacks in the US corporate media," Gavasheli said. "And often the people who wrote or spoke about us didn’t even bother to listen to our broadcasts first."

Sputnik was launched by Rossiya Segodnya, a Russian state-run news service, in 2014 and has been accused in the U.S. of being a propaganda tool of the Kremlin.
By the way, the FCC, in February, changed the rule about foreign ownership of US broadcasting entities from 25% allowed to 100%.
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Post by Addie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:20 pm

The New Yorker has a long profile on slimy Trump's slimy buddy who owns the National Enquirer:
Feeding the Beast ...

Pecker is now considering expanding his business: he may bid to take over the financially strapped magazines of Time, Inc., which include Time, People, and Fortune. Based on his stewardship of his own publications, Pecker would almost certainly direct those magazines, and the journalists who work for them, to advance the interests of the President and to damage those of his opponents—which makes the story of the Enquirer and its chief executive a little more important and a little less funny. ...

A former Enquirer employee told me that Pecker would frequently fly from New York to Palm Beach and back on Trump’s private plane. “David thought Donald walked on water,” the employee said. “Donald treated David like a little puppy. Donald liked being flattered, and David thought Donald was the king. Both have similar management styles, similar attitudes, starting with absolute superiority over anybody else.” In the eighties and early nineties, Trump was something of a fixture in the Enquirer, thanks to his multiple marriages. A typical headline from 1990 read “Trump’s Mistress Cheats on Donald with Tom Cruise.” But, once Pecker took over, critical coverage of Trump vanished. “They have an agreement where David would not write anything that damages Donald,” a senior A.M.I. official from this period told me.

One employee said that Trump was also a frequent source for Enquirer stories. “When there was something going on in New York, David would talk with Trump about it. Trump provided David with stories directly,” the employee said. “And, if Donald didn’t want a story to run, it wouldn’t run. You can put that in stone.” Indeed, early in the 2016 campaign Pecker simply turned over the pages of the Enquirer to Trump, allowing the candidate to write columns under his own byline. ...

If anything, Pecker may further entrench himself in the media business. In 2013, just before Time, Inc., separated from its longtime parent company, Time Warner, Trump devoted a telling series of tweets to Pecker. “David Pecker would be a brilliant choice as CEO of TIME Magazine—nobody could bring it back like David!” Trump wrote. “@TIME Magazine should definitely pick David Pecker to run things over there—he’d make it exciting and win awards!” Ron Burkle, a California supermarket magnate and a friend of Pecker’s, recalled, “I know they were considering him to be C.E.O. when Time magazine spun off. He hasn’t had a decent balance sheet for as long as I’ve known him, but he figures out how to make his numbers work and keep his businesses going. But the boards of companies like Time Warner can be very political, and they weren’t going to turn the company over to the guy who runs the Enquirer.” At the time, it did seem outlandish that the steward of a supermarket-tabloid empire would wind up as the proprietor of a storied name in American journalism. But the idea of Pecker as the leader of Time, Inc., like that of Trump as the President of the United States, has gone from preposterous to more than possible. ...

At a time when many print publications have disappeared, the readers and employees of Time, Inc., can expect that Pecker, with his disciplined regimen of cost-cutting, usually in the form of layoffs, would keep the company’s venerable titles alive. But Time and the other magazines would survive, as the Enquirer does, as vehicles for Pecker’s cultivation of his friend, the President. That’s what happened when Pecker bought US Weekly, which has heretofore largely been apolitical in its orientation. In one of the early issues of US Weekly under Pecker’s leadership, the magazine ran a fawning cover story about Ivanka Trump. “Balancing her personal ideals with love and loyalty to her father,” the cover said, “the president’s daughter will always fight for what she believes in.”
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Re: Media Moves

Post by bob » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:37 pm

bob wrote:Talk about the Streisand Effect: I watched the episode only because the lawsuit made it sound so fun
THERE'S MOAR!: Daily Beast: Coal King Begs Court to Gag John Oliver:
The CEO of America’s largest privately owned coal company is suing the late-night comedian for defamation—and wants to silence his show in the meantime.

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While the litigation plays out, Murray wants Oliver to stop talking about him—and he wants HBO barred from re-broadcasting the episode in question. In a motion filed in the Marshall County Circuit Court in West Virginia on June 28, Murray’s lawyers asked Judge Jeffrey Cramer to bar HBO from re-broadcasting the June 18 episode of Oliver’s show, Last Week Tonight, and to bar Oliver and the other defendants (including the show’s writers) from discussing the lawsuit in public. That could mean HBO would have to take down any YouTube videos of the episode, according to First Amendment litigator Ken White, who called Murray’s effort to get a gag order “astonishingly frivolous.”

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In the filing, Murray’s lawyers said Oliver incited his audience to “vigilantism” against the coal baron. Spammers tried to crash his company’s website, according to the motion, and the company had to take its entire site down on June 20 “to implement new, increased security measures.”

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Oliver’s viewers have also been calling employees of Murray Energy, according to the filing, and saying, “Tell Bob Murray to eat shit!”
According to the filing, one caller said, “Your owner is a pussy and he’s fat!”

“Others demanded that Plaintiffs ‘Stop with their bullshit lawsuits’ or asked, ‘Why are you suing John Oliver?’” the motion said.

The motion quoted another caller as saying, “This is a squirrel, F@@@ you Bob, F@@@ you Bob!” and another as telling employees to “watch their back.”

The motion said Murray’s son also got a phone call “that wished him death.”

The motion described this as part of the “John Oliver Effect,” and noted that Time and Fortune have reported on the enormous response that people criticized on his show receive from his viewers.

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The motion includes sworn affidavits from a Murray Energy receptionist and the company’s IT manager, as well as Murray himself.
Murray, etc.,'s motion for a TRO/PI.

Unsurprisingly, the motion publishes the names or e-mail addresses of Murray's harassers, which will undoubtedly lead to Murray's supporters harassing them.

Do as Murray says, not as he his lawyers do.
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Re: Media Moves

Post by Mr. Gneiss » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:10 pm

Quick question, since this lawsuit is filed in a state court, do the defendants have the right to transfer to a federal court based on diversity? If so, would they have to petition the court before it issues a TRO/PI (if it decides to do that)?

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Re: Media Moves

Post by bob » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:33 pm

Mr. Gneiss wrote:Quick question, since this lawsuit is filed in a state court, do the defendants have the right to transfer to a federal court based on diversity?
No: As :sterngard: mentioned, ante, there are Delaware corporations on both sides of the case. Which means diversity isn't "complete." Which means it stays in state court. (If all of the Delaware defendants left the case, it might be possible, but it looks like they are all proper parties to this suit. So that won't happen.)

And, as :sterngard: mentioned, there are no anti-SLAPP provisions in West Virginia.
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Re: Media Moves

Post by Mr. Gneiss » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:53 pm

Thanks for the info, Bob. I don't see how a large company with many subsidiaries can effectively shop for a state jurisdiction, but IANAL. In this case, sue in W.Virginia where they own several coal mines, but successfully avoid a claim of diversity because those mine properties are owned by subsidiary companies incorporated in another state.

I'm a JAS (just a surveyor) and I study cases like Clement v. Packer, a land boundary dispute in Pennsylvania where the federal courts assumed jurisdiction through a diversity challenge because one party lived in Pennsylvania and the other lived in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court finally settled that case acting as a "surrogate" for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, therefore the decision is only a precedent for the State of Pennsylvania.

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Re: Media Moves

Post by AndyinPA » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am

I watched this on "Last Week with John Oliver" on Sunday:

http://www.nationalmemo.com/john-oliver ... broadcast/
Americans tend to trust local news outlets –including their regional TV stations — more than national news. Even in this era of media consolidation and ideological silos, local television reporters often perform important services and provide vital investigative journalism.

Which is why, as John Oliver explains, the increasing control of local TV by outfits like the ultra-right Sinclair Broadcast Group is so disturbing. With clips from obnoxious commentator Mark Hyman that appear on its outlets across the nation, Oliver shows how this corporation is force-feeding Fox News-style, hard-right clichés to local TV viewers.
It's well worth watching.

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/ ... 9?cmpid=sf
Even while under fire for requiring its outlets to run conservative content, Sinclair Broadcasting is increasing the "must-run" segments across its affiliates featuring former Trump White House official Boris Epshteyn to nine times a week, the company confirmed on Monday.

The move comes as the company is seeking to dramatically expand its holdings by purchasing Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, which would make it the largest local television operator in the country, with more than 200 stations.

But Sinclair's unusual practice of requiring all its stations to run reports dictated from the corporate offices has been flagged by critics of the Tribune acquisition and even become a subject of late-night TV ribbing by HBO's John Oliver.

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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:21 pm

CNN
Pro-Trump media scrambles to react to bombshell emails

Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of Breitbart London, reacted to the story of Donald Trump Jr.'s newly-released emails in a way that wouldn't typically be expected from someone at the far-right outfit, which is a reliable supporter of President Trump.

"So like, this is straight up collusion," he wrote in the news outlet's internal Slack, according to a transcript of the conversation obtained by CNN. "Right?"

Minutes before, Donald Trump Jr. had disclosed on Twitter an email exchange from June 2016 in which he'd agreed to meet with someone he'd been told was a "Russian government attorney" about "very high level and sensitive information" that would "incriminate" Hillary Clinton.

The text of the emails sent shockwaves through most newsrooms. At Breitbart, not everyone was on the same page.

Some staffers were seemingly left astonished. Writing in the company Slack, senior editor Rebecca Mansour reacted with only one word: "Wow." Amanda House, the outlet's deputy politics editor, wrote only, "???????"
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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:29 pm

HuffPo
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Is Leaving The Republican Party

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican Party and will register as an independent voter.

His announcement came during Tuesday night’s taping of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” which released a clip from his interview on Twitter before the episode was scheduled to air that night.

“I am a Republican, but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore. I’ve got to become an independent,” he said to loud applause from the audience.

“This was well before Donald Trump was elected president that my party has betrayed their core values,” he said, noting his frustration with GOP lawmakers’ unwillingness to admonish Trump’s racist statements and election promises. ...

The former lawyer was the Republican congressman representing Florida’s 1st District from 1994 to 2001.
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Chicago Sun-Times
Union group led by Eisendrath outduels Trib owner to acquire Sun-Times

An investment group led by former Chicago Ald. Edwin Eisendrath that includes a coalition of labor unions acquired the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reader on Wednesday, staving off a competing bid for the papers by the owner of the Chicago Tribune.

“A great group has come together and made sure that a genuine voice with honest and good reporting that connects with working men and women thrives,” Eisendrath said shortly before the deal closed. ...

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed. But a source involved in the transaction said the purchase price of Sun-Times parent Wrapports LLC totaled only $1.

The Eisendrath group, called ST Acquisition Holdings LLC, won over the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division — which is responsible for investigating newspaper mergers and oversaw the sale — by securing more than $11.2 million in operating funds to bankroll the company for an undisclosed period.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... 1b7ea62cf5
For months, Mark Serrano has been one of President Trump’s fiercest defenders and most enthusiastic supporters on TV. In semiregular appearances on the Fox Business Network, the veteran Republican operative has praised Trump’s leadership and bashed news media coverage of him. He’s called Ivanka Trump the most “powerful or influential advocate for women’s empowerment ever in our history.”

Fox News and Fox Business have described Serrano variously as a Republican strategist, a crisis-management expert and a former adviser to President George H.W. Bush since he began appearing on the networks in 2014.

But Serrano has had another role this spring, one that wasn’t disclosed to viewers as he was touting Trump: His firm was a paid consultant to the president’s 2020 reelection campaign.

Federal disclosure forms filed by the Trump committee Saturday show that it paid Serrano’s firm, ProActive Communications, a total of $30,000 for “communications consulting.” The records indicate that it paid $20,000 on April 17 to the company, based in Leesburg, Va., and another $10,000 on May 30.
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http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/media/s ... -stack-dom
Fox News Channel star anchor Sean Hannity will no longer receive the conservative Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence at its September 21 gala, sources familiar with the situation tell CNN.

Buckley, the founder of the National Review, who died in 2008, was hailed in his day as "arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States." Giving an award in his name to Hannity -- a pugnacious talk radio host who has shared conspiracy theories on his popular cable news show -- had caused hand wringing among some conservatives.

It also caused distress among Buckley's family -- in particular his only child, best-selling author Christopher Buckley.

A source familiar with the situation tells CNN that Christopher Buckley "expressed great dismay" at the announcement that the award would go to Hannity, who has spent a great deal of time insulting conservative intellectuals on Twitter, particularly since he became a strong supporter of Donald Trump.

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Post by bob » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:16 pm

Hollywood Reporter: HBO Fights Energy Co.'s Bid to Prevent Rebroadcast of John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight':
The pay network says the so-called "John Oliver Effect" is no reason to impose an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech.

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About a week after the case was filed in state court, HBO had it removed to a federal one. But not before Murray made an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order to prohibit the pay network from rebroadcasting the segment containing the statements being challenged as false and defamatory.

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[Kevin] Baine and local attorney Robert Fitzsimmons are arguing that a restraining order would amount to an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech and say that the challenged Last Week Tonight episode hardly rises to the kind of "exceptional case" that would overcome First Amendment protections. HBO's injunction opposition also focuses on whether Murray is likely to prevail in his claims. The defendant tells the judge that it has a fair report privilege to cover official government proceedings including decisions by the National Labor Relations Board and that the First Amendment protects opinion and rhetorical hyperbole. Besides showcasing its show as commentary "coupled with obvious satire," HBO also nods to how Murray has availed himself of media opportunities and thrust himself to the forefront of public discussions concerning the coal industry. As a public figure, Murray is said to be missing the actual malice component of a defamation claim.

* * *

Murray would prefer his dispute with HBO happen in state court. In a motion made on July 7 to remand the case, his side objects to the notion that certain plaintiffs — subsidiaries or affiliates of Murray Energy — were added to the complaint so that diversity jurisdiction wouldn't apply.

On Friday, HBO presented its own arguments that these other plaintiffs can't show that statements made on Last Week Tonight were "of and concerning them," and thus, were fraudulently joined.

Before U.S. District Court judge John Bailey even tackles the restraining order, he will likely have to decide which forum is most proper.
So, to recap: Oliver, etc., removed the case to federal court, arguing that some the plaintiffs were added only to destroy diversity (and thus keep the case in state court); Murray, etc., disagree, and are seeking to remand the case back to state court.

Once the forum is decided, then the injunction will be tackled. (As the federal court's jurisdiction is being challenged, there's no way it'll rule on the injunction first.)
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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:28 pm

I saw that episode, and it was awesome!

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Post by Addie » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:14 pm

Vanity Fair
Michiko Kakutani, the Legendary Book Critic and the Most Feared Woman in Publishing, Is Stepping Down from The New York Times

The novelists of the world will sleep a little easier tonight.

Vanity Fair has learned that Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times chief book reviewer and Pulitzer Prize winner, who has been, by a wide margin, the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world, is stepping down. Her final review, on the debut novel by Nigerian author Ayobami Adebayo, was published on Tuesday. Reached by phone Wednesday night, Kakutani said that she could neither confirm nor comment. But sources familiar with her decision, which comes a year after the Times restructured its books coverage, told me that last year’s election had triggered a desire to branch out and write more essays about culture and politics in Trump’s America. One of her most most influential pieces of the past few years landed in September, when Kakutani impishly reviewed Volker Ullrich’s Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939, in a style that sounded as if she could have been writing about another demagogue who was at that very moment consolidating power on the U.S. political scene. “Hitler,” Kakutani wrote, “was often described as an egomaniac who ‘only loved himself’—a narcissist with a taste for self-dramatization and what Mr. Ullrich calls a ‘characteristic fondness for superlatives.’ ”

Kakutani’s departure will instantly change the shape of the publishing world. She wielded the paper’s power with remarkable confidence and abandon. During the course of her nearly 40 years at the Times (she joined as a reporter in 1979, before switching to criticism in 1983), Kakutani, 62, helped make the careers of many literary namebrands, from George Saunders, Mary Karr, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen, to Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, and others. Just as often, and more memorably, she tore apart some of the book world’s sacred cows—often ones whose earlier work she had praised. She slashed away at Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer, who ranted about her in a 2005 Rolling Stone interview. (“I’m her number-one favorite target. . . . But the Times editors can’t fire her. They’re terrified of her.”) Three years later, Franzen called her “the stupidest person in New York City,” presumably for her pan of his memoir, The Discomfort Zone. One wonders what Franzen thought of her, years later, when she wrote about his novel Freedom: “This time, in creating conflicted, contrarian individuals capable of choosing their own fates, Mr. Franzen has written his most deeply felt novel yet—a novel that turns out to be both a compelling biography of a dysfunctional family and an indelible portrait of our times.”

Kakutani was a fearsome and unpredictable gatekeeper, more so because she has been a singularly private person, almost never seen or heard from outside of her reviews. She is said to be close friends with Maureen Dowd and Alessandra Stanley, part of a long-standing clique of empowered and influential women at the Times. "No one has played a larger role in guiding readers through the country's literary life over the past four decades than Michi," Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet wrote in a memo to the staff after the story was published. A new chief book critic has not been appointed, but the Times announced that Parul Sehgal, a senior editor and columnist at the Sunday book review, will join the paper's team of book critics.

Kakutani didn’t stay for long in her literary lane. She wrote prolifically on topics like the Iraq War and 9/11, as well as tackling the ex-statesperson memoir genre. (George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, the Clintons, etc.) Not to mention her Barack Obama exit interview, in which the outgoing commander in chief regaled Kakutani with a thorough discourse on his reading habits.
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Recode
Laurene Powell Jobs is buying the Atlantic magazine

The widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs is buying a majority stake in the publisher.

Laurene Powell Jobs, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, is acquiring a majority stake in the Atlantic magazine.

Jobs, in a statement, called the Atlantic “one of the country's most important and enduring journalistic institutions,” and cited the links between her organization, the Emerson Collective, and the Atlantic’s founder, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who “created a magazine whose mission was to bring about equality for all people.”

David Bradley, who bought the Atlantic for $10 million almost two decades ago, will continue to own a minority stake and remain chairman for the next three years. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:28 am

White House and faux noise worked together on fake news.

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/08/01/ ... story.html
According to the lawsuit, Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer met at the White House with Wheeler and Butowsky to review the Rich story a month before Fox News ran the piece.

On May 14, about 36 hours before Fox News’ story appeared, Butowsky left a voicemail for Wheeler, saying, “We have the full, uh, attention of the White House on this. And tomorrow, let’s close this deal, whatever we’ve got to do.”

The lawsuit is evidence that the Trump White House is planting fake news in conservative media outlets, but equally as important is the idea that conservative media, like Fox, are working with the White House to spread fake news.
Fox News was forced to retract their story that linked the murdered DNC staffer to the DNC email hacks, but the conspiracy is alive and well with the President Of The United States who continues to claim that the Russia scandal both doesn’t exist and is a Democratic plot to get him.

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Daily Beast
Corey Lewandowski Has Been Fired From The One America News Network

Corey Lewandowski has been fired. Again.

Three sources with knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that the former Trump campaign manager and current informal adviser to the president has been let go from One America News Network, a pro-Trump cable channel pitching itself as an aspiring Fox News.

Lewandowski angered OANN leadership with his frequent appearances on Fox and other competitors, which one former OANN employee described as “a big no-no” with the channel’s leadership. Senior staff at the network knew it was likely that Lewandowski would do other network appearances, but things came to a head when it began to appear that Lewandowski was giving more attention to competitors than his employer.

Robert Herring, One America’s chief executive, declined to comment directly on Lewandowski’s status with the channel save to note that the one-time Trump campaign manager was spending an inordinate amount of time on-air with OANN’s competitors. Asked directly if he had any reason to deny The Daily Beast’s reporting, Herring replied: “I have none whatsoever.”

Lewandowski joined OANN in January, shortly before Trump’s inauguration, to provide political analysis and an insider’s perspective on Team Trump. The network was a somewhat surprising choice. Launched in 2013, OANN has attempted to position itself as a mini-Fox News—running straight-news reports alongside sharply right-wing commentary. But as of 2015, the channel was available in just 15 million of 100 million available American homes.
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Post by GreatGrey » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:17 pm

The ACLU has filed an amicus brief in the Murray Energy, Bob Murray defamation suit against John Oliver & HBO.
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The brief is here, good for a few chuckles: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... 23086.html
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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Apparently because Plaintiffs' delicate sensibilities were offended, they clutched their pearls and filed this suit.
That's a fun read.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:21 pm

I dislike the style and tone of the ACLU's submission. It will not be well received. The time taken to try to write something funny would have been better spent proof reading the damn brief. Take a look at this whopper of a typo at page 9:
All prior restraints on expression are presumptively constitutional; prior restraints on matters of public concern are even more so. See, e.g., Org. for a Better Austin v. Keefe, 402 U.S. 415, 419 (1971).
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Post by Suranis » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:25 pm

Based on the Antediluvian's opinion, I would guess it was filed for publicity. Which isn't what you should use a court for, especially now.
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