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Question: When does the hazardous NY/DC press axis become civilly/criminally liable?
Free Republic ^ | December 2, 2016 | AAABEST

Posted on 12/02/2017 6:46:09 AM PST by AAABEST

Not the first time that POS Brian Ross conveniently lied about or faked a story to further an agenda. It's also not the first time the jaundiced swamp-whores and crypto-Never-Trumpers at FOX ran breathlessly to their mics, barely able to contain their glee; Our president was heading for the unthinkable constitutional crisis they've been vying for and the stock market was crashing on the news. YAAAAAAAAYYYYY!

This is worse than yelling "fire" in a crowded movie theater. No objective person can deny that they are attempting to overturn an American election and hobble the will of The People... often in unison and in an overt and coordinated fashion. They are going from irrelevant - to desperate - to threatening - to dangerous.

Can this contemptible group of self-interested northeastern metropoloids just ravage markets and disrupt the functioning of government with their perpetual flow of slander, lies and incompetence?

When they start doing tangible, demonstrable harm to the citizenry, how do we fix it?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; FReeper Editorial; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abc; belongsinchat; brianross; disruption; fakenews; metropoloids; notnews; partisanmediashills; sedition; slander; vanity
Serious question: If they don't go out of business fast enough, or hang themselves in janitors closets, what can we do?
1 posted on 12/02/2017 6:46:10 AM PST by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST
Question: When does the hazardous treasonous NY/DC press axis become civilly/criminally liable?

Sorry, but treason is more appropriate when discussing the NY/DC press axis.
2 posted on 12/02/2017 6:51:28 AM PST by akalinin
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To: AAABEST

Maybe stop letting the affairs of a few hundred mandarins in DC and NY dominate our lives? Carve out a happy, free, and Godly life outside of politics?

Politics is a scam and we’re suckers for playing.


3 posted on 12/02/2017 6:54:58 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Hope and redemption are to be found in the Lord. Not in politics.)
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To: AAABEST

FR is just strange. I did not see this article, posted just a few stories down:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3609866/posts

Basically saying the same thing. Mods can remove this.


4 posted on 12/02/2017 6:56:15 AM PST by AAABEST (Got Traditional Catholicism? - Angelqueen.org)
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To: AAABEST

Never, and nothing.


5 posted on 12/02/2017 7:06:15 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: AAABEST

“...When they start doing tangible, demonstrable harm to the citizenry, how do we fix it?...”
There are already laws on the books that can be used. Fake news is one thing in a political arena, but when it does “demonstrable harm” in society, especially financial markets, enough is enough. Free speech and freedom of the press is one thing. Screaming “fire” in a crowed theatre and unproven falsehoods that affect the market are quite another.
In this specific case, millions of people were affected and billions of dollars lost in a very short amount of time due to these azzholes. ABC and in particular, Brian Ross, need to be held both civil & criminally liable; personally and corporately, for their incompetence in this. IF it were you or I that somehow managed to do something of this magnitude, we’d already be in jail for a long time.
The SEC should be the first agency to file charges against them over it. Then, there should be a class-action lawsuit filed against them that sues them right into bankruptcy and hopefully out of business....and let it be a lesson to the other POSs out there.


6 posted on 12/02/2017 7:07:45 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: AAABEST

“When they start doing tangible, demonstrable harm to the citizenry, how do we fix it?”

There don’t seem to be any consequences for such behavior. I think if there were consequences, and if those consequences involved a lamp post and a bit of piano wire, the problem would rectify itself in a very short order.


7 posted on 12/02/2017 7:12:05 AM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump.)
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To: AAABEST

How much more of this fake and fabricated news are abc watchers

and ADVERTISERS

going to take before they drop abc like the rotten seething pile of rotten defecation they are?


8 posted on 12/02/2017 7:19:04 AM PST by Bob Celeste
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To: AAABEST

The press gets a VERY WIDE BERTH when it comes to defamation - it is the law.

I’ve been saying, ON THIS SITE, that their free ride needs to end, based on their recent behavior (particularly in regard to Trump, but not only Trump - think Dan Rather) - and then I get blasted for wanting to gut the First Amendment.

Well the Founders assumed a reasonably unbiased, or at least balanced, media would always be the case in this country. It is not. It is not even close. The media is now an arm of the Democrat Party - they are a political entity defaming people on our side, and then hiding under the cloak of the First Amendment.

Don’t get me wrong, keep the First Amendment, but allow people like Trump, or those who lost thousands yesterday in their 401k’s, to SUE the media, under the SAME RULES that apply to everyone else.


9 posted on 12/02/2017 7:34:07 AM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: AAABEST

The markets dropped hundreds of points because this fool put out fake news.


10 posted on 12/02/2017 7:57:55 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: AAABEST
Unless the 1st Amendment is repealed...*never*.
11 posted on 12/02/2017 8:03:36 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: AAABEST

Malice is now a forgone conclusion. All one has to show is negligence. That should be easy as they have a wanton disregard for the truth.


12 posted on 12/02/2017 8:06:57 AM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: AAABEST
When does the hazardous NY/DC press axis become civilly/criminally liable?

After the revolution.

13 posted on 12/02/2017 8:09:40 AM PST by libertylover (Kurt Schlicter: "They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump")
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To: bk1000

the consequence is lack of eye balls, thus the lack of revenue leading to termination of bodies and eventually the enterprise. Look at the NFL/ESPN/Disney, give backs will be nearly 800m, ESPN has terminated about 500 people and the NFL has lost about 30% of its audience. The slimes is dying on the vine, newsweak and the rest are hemorrhaging, the trumpster has effectively branded the criminal liberal media as fake, and its has stuck, hell FNN is held in higher regard by democrats then the rest of the media. Just turn it off and let them die.


14 posted on 12/02/2017 8:57:05 AM PST by waynesa98 (.)
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To: bk1000

the consequence is lack of eye balls, thus the lack of revenue leading to termination of bodies and eventually the enterprise. Look at the NFL/ESPN/Disney, give backs will be nearly 800m, ESPN has terminated about 500 people and the NFL has lost about 30% of its audience. The slimes is dying on the vine, newsweak and the rest are hemorrhaging, the trumpster has effectively branded the criminal liberal media as fake, and its has stuck, hell FNN is held in higher regard by democrats then the rest of the media. Just turn it off and let them die.


15 posted on 12/02/2017 8:57:05 AM PST by waynesa98 (.)
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To: BobL; AAABEST

“Don’t get me wrong, keep the First Amendment, but allow people like Trump, or those who lost thousands yesterday in their 401k’s, to SUE the media, under the SAME RULES that apply to everyone else.”

Maybe massive/large Class action suits documenting harm like to our 401K’s, IRA, Sep IRAs, Keogh plans.


16 posted on 12/02/2017 8:57:52 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Build Kate's wall and keep the illegals out of America.)
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To: Grampa Dave

I don’t watch the Leftist Media Whores.
I cancelled my subscription to the NYT years ago.
I don’t watch the NBA
I don’t watch the NFL
I DON’T think I am alone.


17 posted on 12/02/2017 9:08:11 AM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Unless the 1st Amendment is repealed...*never*.

The 1st Amendment is not absolute and it's not intended as a weapon for malicious media resistors using our airwaves to willfully inflict hazard on markets and governments.

1A isn't a license to engage in slander, sedition, crashing 401ks and overturning elections.

18 posted on 12/02/2017 9:26:29 AM PST by AAABEST (Got Traditional Catholicism? - Angelqueen.org)
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