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‘Fake News’ Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction


By Tyler Durden | 5 December 2016

ZERO HEDGE — As the “fake news” narrative grows, and The House quietly passes a bill to “counter Russian propoganda” websites, one alleged ‘fake’ news wesbite – as defined by the farcical PropOrNot organization – has struck back. Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith has threatened The Washington Post with a defamation suit and demanded a retraction.

 As the lawyers like to say, res ipsa loquitur. Please tweet and circulate this letter widely. You will notice that our attorney Jim Moody is a seasoned litigator who has won cases before the Supreme Court. He has considerable experience in First Amendment and defamation actions. Past high profile representations include Westomoreland v. CBS and defending Linda Tripp.

I also hope, particularly for those of you who don’t regularly visit Naked Capitalism, that you’ll check out our related pieces that give more color to how the fact the Washington Post was taken for a ride by inept propagandists, particularly our introduction to our spoof site, which uses the PropOrNot project as an example of sorely deficient propaganda and shows where it went wrong, or the humor site itself. Be sure not to miss its FAQ.

We have another post today that describes how the few things that are verifiable on the PropOrNot site don’t pan out, as in the organization is not simply a group of inept propagandists but also appears to deal solely in fabrications.

If the site is flagrantly false with respect to things that can be checked, why pray tell did the Washington Post and its fellow useful idiots in the mainstream media validate and amplify its message? Strong claims demand strong proofs, yet the Post appeared content to give a megaphone to people who make stuff up with abandon. No wonder the members of PropOrNot hide as much as they can about what they are up to; more transparency would expose their work to be a tissue of lies.

We fully endorse Yves Smith’s efforts.

Additionally, we note that the only reason we haven’t followed up with a similar action is because i) the allegations were beyond laughable – we have rejected all of them on the record, and ii) there are simply too much other events taking place in what should otherwise be a quiet end to the year taking place to focus on what may be a lenghty, if gratifying, legal process.

1 Comment on ‘Fake News’ Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction

  1. This lawyer for Yves Smith & Naked Capitalism, Jim Moody might milk some big money from Yves & naive donors to put on a show, but lawyer James Moody knows this is dead from the get-go, given how corrupt US judges protect CIA media

    Lawsuit against the CIA’s Washington Post?… ‘class action lawsuit’ against the media cabal? … HA HA HA … ZeroHedge claims they would sue but they are ‘too busy’ … yeah, right

    There is NOTHING major allowed to go on in US courts without oligarch approval … ‘class action’ etc shakedowns that enrich the lawyer-judge-political mob included … otherwise it’s ‘Case Dismissed’ after several hundred thou in legal fees have been spent

    Funny that smart people seemingly awake to all sorts of gov scams & frauds … still accept propaganda illusions about USA corrupt courts & its judges … as if US courts are like in Hollywood movies

    A USA system where national federal judges are KILLED (see below) when they go off the reservation … US lawyers INSTANTLY DISBARRED for bringing legal cases exposing corruption (Richard Fine, disbarred & jailed in California, many others) … top writers on US legal corruption CENSORED from Google (Harvard-educated Dr Les Sachs, exiled from USA after US Fed judges banned his speech & threatened to kill him, with no USA lawyer ever brave enough to represent him) … anti-court-corruption groups DESTROYED & harassed till the founders are dead (Jail 4 Judges, RIP Barbie Branson)

    Federal Judge John Roll was shot dead on an Arizona street in 2011 after ruling against Obama, crazy-looking ‘lone gunman’ promptly put forward & whisked into prison, tho people saw other shooters … US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, found dead with a pillow on his face in 2016 after ruling against Obama, no autopsy ordered of course, smeared with ‘Scalia paedophile’ story afterwards … US judges have ‘gotten the message’ via their dead colleagues

    Has James A Moody of Andrew Grosso & Associates, REALLY ever confronted the bribed judge cabal that can disbar him, judges who WILL shelter the CIA’s own pet media, Washington Post, where US Navy intel agent Bob Woodward was planted as a fake ‘brave reporter’ in the Watergate ‘Silent Coup’ hoax run by Joint Chiefs & CIA … and where Woodward’s protégé Bart Gellman was an early pumper of the Edward Snowden fraud with ex-gay-pornographer & Rothschild employee Glenn Greenwald?

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