Fresno Bee Calls Devin Nunes’ $150 Million Lawsuit a ‘Baseless Attack on Local Journalism’

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“We should not overlook how awful this is,” NiemanLab’s Joshua Benton wrote. “A sitting member of Congress suing a news organization on clearly nonsense grounds to harass a free press.”
That was on Monday, when Representative Devin Nunes filed a $150 million lawsuit against the McClatchy newspaper chain. He claimed a story in his district’s newspaper, The Fresno Bee, defamed him.
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3 thoughts on “Fresno Bee Calls Devin Nunes’ $150 Million Lawsuit a ‘Baseless Attack on Local Journalism’

  • April 10, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    It’s not free press when you illegally defame someone. The press should be more reliable than that. It’s pretty sad how we can’t trust our national news, but it’s beyond that when you can’t trust your local news source.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    frightfully shocking that the story above is not wasting readers’ time giving any details that would permit readers to make up their own minds … based on fresno bee’s record, i would hesitate before running such an incomplete piece …

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  • April 10, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    But it was perfectly acceptable for the Fresno Bee to initiate a baseless attack against Trump for the past two years. The optics of the Fresno Bee’s hypocrisy does not go unnoticed.

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