MSNBC’s Ari Melber said the verdict against Alex Jones on the Sandy Hook libel case was a warning shot for Fox News and right-wing media.
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Ari Melber says the loss of Alex Jones’ libel suit is a warning shot for Fox News. pic.twitter.com/vqpUZJ18Q3
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 1, 2021
Melber said on his MSNBC show The Beat: “This action now and this judgment Now is a reminder to others People out there who might want to do something similar or already have, it’s a warning shot because for example the right news Outlets such as Newsmax and Fox News about defaming and lying about people or our voting systems fan the flames Conspiracy that led many to do so tend to violence in the Revolt. Freedom of expression protects many, many Things. It protects offensive Ideas. It does not protect maliciously Defamation or acts that incite violence directly. “
The Sandy Hook lawsuit, combined with the potential for Fox News to lose $ 2.7 billion in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit, could do what the government has failed to do since the end of the fairness doctrine.
Right-wing media could finally be held accountable for their dangerous lies, defamation and agitation.
The Alex Jones decision could be a turning point where right-wing media will finally have to pay for their destruction.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association