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People who have been watching fox news have been consistently misinformed about COVID19. So now Fox News is going to be sued for it's fake news on this pandemic.

Washington state nonprofit files lawsuit saying Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus
By Sara Jean Green The Seattle Times (TNS) Apr 4, 2020


A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic.
The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representing the coronavirus as a hoax in broadcasts that aired in February and March. Those broadcasts caused viewers to fail to adequately protect themselves or mitigate the virus’ spread, and therefore contributed to the public-health crisis and preventable mass death, the lawsuit says.


They are right and other entities need to join them in their effort.
This will not go anywhere. It will be just like here on the forum where NOBODY has been able to come up with a quote of Trump calling the virus a hoax. There will be all kinds of quotes of Fox News talking about lefties, coronavirus, and hoaxes, but no quote of Fox calling the virus itself a hoax.
 

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Well, if this ultimately is the beginning of a large-scale comprehensive audit of both our traditional press and the other forms of "journalism" have appeared with the internet, across the board, I'd definitely be good with that.

I'd think some very positive things could come from this, if we keep our eyes and minds open.
 

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People who have been watching fox news have been consistently misinformed about COVID19. So now Fox News is going to be sued for it's fake news on this pandemic.

Washington state nonprofit files lawsuit saying Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus
By Sara Jean Green The Seattle Times (TNS) Apr 4, 2020


A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic.
The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representing the coronavirus as a hoax in broadcasts that aired in February and March. Those broadcasts caused viewers to fail to adequately protect themselves or mitigate the virus’ spread, and therefore contributed to the public-health crisis and preventable mass death, the lawsuit says.


They are right and other entities need to join them in their effort.
This would open up the floodgate of all floodgates. CNN, MSNBC and so many others have not only been wrong about the threat, so have the politicians they have covered who suggested for citizens to go attend the Chinese New Year festival in New York for example, even as the outbreak had started. This is only ONE issue, there are so many other that MSM has lied about, you would literally have a floodgate of lawsuits trying to keep media strictly to facts.

They better start building their Ark I guess...
Ok, tell us all who is, of all news agencies in the world, are right on top of it all?
This is gonna be good.
 

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Oh goodie. CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times......get ready for the lawsuits! No one has been more misleading than the leftwing media on Corvid-19.
Didn’t see any of those networks calling it a hoax or mocking those who were warning of a calamity
This will not go anywhere. It will be just like here on the forum where NOBODY has been able to come up with a quote of Trump calling the virus a hoax. There will be all kinds of quotes of Fox News talking about lefties, coronavirus, and hoaxes, but no quote of Fox calling the virus itself a hoax.
 

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People who have been watching fox news have been consistently misinformed about COVID19. So now Fox News is going to be sued for it's fake news on this pandemic.

Washington state nonprofit files lawsuit saying Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus
By Sara Jean Green The Seattle Times (TNS) Apr 4, 2020


A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic.
The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representing the coronavirus as a hoax in broadcasts that aired in February and March. Those broadcasts caused viewers to fail to adequately protect themselves or mitigate the virus’ spread, and therefore contributed to the public-health crisis and preventable mass death, the lawsuit says.


They are right and other entities need to join them in their effort.
IF ONLY YOU CAN SILENCE ALL DISSENT.
 

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People who have been watching fox news have been consistently misinformed about COVID19. So now Fox News is going to be sued for it's fake news on this pandemic.

Washington state nonprofit files lawsuit saying Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus
By Sara Jean Green The Seattle Times (TNS) Apr 4, 2020


A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic.
The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representing the coronavirus as a hoax in broadcasts that aired in February and March. Those broadcasts caused viewers to fail to adequately protect themselves or mitigate the virus’ spread, and therefore contributed to the public-health crisis and preventable mass death, the lawsuit says.


They are right and other entities need to join them in their effort.
Weren't Hannity and Reagan expressing their opinions? I don't think this will fly.
They weren't the only ones but the viewers take these opinions as fact and have acted on the misinformation whereby they did not take the virus seriously which has helped increase the numbers of cases and probably the deaths.

Few took it seriously, including me. Why? I relied on my government(s), who relied on the Communist Government of China and W.H.O to get it right, and of course, tell the truth. Few thought these authoritarians would be this unconcerned with human life, it's been a GREAT eye opener for the world. Governments better know citizens are pissed. All the happy videos, singing and dancing on balconeys in Italy won't save this government at the election if they don't show outrage against China.

The one single action taken by Trump to ban flights from China was mercilessly attacked by politician and MSM alike. I could list off the top of my head multiple politicians and "journalists" who attacked Trump. We all know the soundbytes, the names he was called, by the people who called them, and, encouragement for people to go on as normal. Including even experts like Fauci who downplayed the significance in January.

As I said about AOC, if this group is looking to sue someone, they can sue President Xi and the Almighty Communist Party of China. You have a First Amendment thankfully. Fox News is no different than CNN and MSNBC in that they are not perfect. I'd argue they are far more pro-American and pro-constitution, but that's just me.
Democrats and the Chinese are allies in the seditious war democrats are fighting against the United States.
 

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On January 31st when president Trump banned air travel from china...Joe Biden called Trump a xenophobe because of it. CNN, MSNBC and other fake news referred to president Trump as a racist.

Joe Biden did not admit that stopping travel from china was a good idea until April 2020.

Exactly WHO wasn't taking this virus seriously???
 

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Well, if this ultimately is the beginning of a large-scale comprehensive audit of both our traditional press and the other forms of "journalism" have appeared with the internet, across the board, I'd definitely be good with that.

I'd think some very positive things could come from this, if we keep our eyes and minds open.

Of course you would. You want to make sure of compliance with Beijing's goals. We MUST MANAGE our news reporting to ensure President Xi is served well.

We get it.
 

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I wish them luck - But I don't think you can sue Fox News for disinformation without suing Dithering Donnie as well.
After all, Fox gets their marching orders straight from the Orange Pie-hole of a Dotard.
I think oldlady and johnlaw are right, but at least this lawsuit will put pressure on fox to present more accurate opinions and coverage of this situation.
They can’t win, but they can force Fox to admit what was said and why
 

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I wish them luck - But I don't think you can sue Fox News for disinformation without suing Dithering Donnie as well.
After all, Fox gets their marching orders straight from the Orange Pie-hole of a Dotard.
I think oldlady and johnlaw are right, but at least this lawsuit will put pressure on fox to present more accurate opinions and coverage of this situation.
They can’t win, but they can force Fox to admit what was said and why
At which point, the "hoax" idiots like Fox-n-Friends, Hannity, Carlson, Pirro, Ingraham etc etc etc will point at Trump and say "He is our Lord and Master!"

What I'd like to see is a class action lawsuit against Dithering Donnie when he is mercifully extricated this coming January!
 

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Oh goodie. CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times......get ready for the lawsuits! No one has been more misleading than the leftwing media on Corvid-19.
Didn’t see any of those networks calling it a hoax or mocking those who were warning of a calamity
This will not go anywhere. It will be just like here on the forum where NOBODY has been able to come up with a quote of Trump calling the virus a hoax. There will be all kinds of quotes of Fox News talking about lefties, coronavirus, and hoaxes, but no quote of Fox calling the virus itself a hoax.
Fox admitted there was a virus but the virus was of little concern. They repeatedly compared it to the flu and gave daily reports of flu deaths vs Coronavirus deaths to minimize the threat.
They then went on to accuse other media outlets of overstating the threat and using it to hurt Trump
 

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Oh goodie. CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times......get ready for the lawsuits! No one has been more misleading than the leftwing media on Corvid-19.
You are wrong. Now you go on and try suing all these proclaimed leftwing media sources.
I am not wrong. Please say something of value otherwise, I won't be saying anything to you again in this thread.
 

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Oh goodie. CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times......get ready for the lawsuits! No one has been more misleading than the leftwing media on Corvid-19.
Didn’t see any of those networks calling it a hoax or mocking those who were warning of a calamity
Then Biden should be sued for calling Trump xenophobic in his handling travel bans against China? It looks like he didn’t take the warnings seriously. He spread false information, just like other networks during the stages of COVID-19, by calling Trump xenophobic. Does it work both ways or just one way and depending what your political leanings.
 

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Well, if this ultimately is the beginning of a large-scale comprehensive audit of both our traditional press and the other forms of "journalism" have appeared with the internet, across the board, I'd definitely be good with that.

I'd think some very positive things could come from this, if we keep our eyes and minds open.
Sure if we ban opinions, it would help launch a government news organization and quash any differing opinions.
 

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Oh goodie. CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times......get ready for the lawsuits! No one has been more misleading than the leftwing media on Corvid-19.
Didn’t see any of those networks calling it a hoax or mocking those who were warning of a calamity
Neither have you seen Fox News calling it a hoax. In fact, the only hoax was the Democrat's response to this. The leftwing media has been misleading and lying about the virus, Trump, and anyone who does not tout their agitprop stance.
 

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Didn’t see any of those networks calling it a hoax or mocking those who were warning of a calamity
You are a dishonest poster. I have personally corrected your false "Coronavirus is a hoax" narrative.

You are deceiving people intentionally to score unjustified political points.

To put it 100% succinctly...You are a baldfaced liar and nothing you post should believed.

Now go away.
 

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Fox News should be held accountable for its lies. Given that Fox’s audience is made of gullible conspiracy minded low-IQ Trumpist types many will pay the ultimate price for believing Fox commentators who called the virus a hoax or hype.

The law suit will fail, as it probably should, because of 1st amendment issues.

Fox viewers however have to stop acting like battered spouses and wake up and move out. When that happens Fox will either change or go out of business.
Would you say the same about MSNBC or CNN viewers? And if not, why not?
 

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Fox News should be held accountable for its lies. Given that Fox’s audience is made of gullible conspiracy minded low-IQ Trumpist types many will pay the ultimate price for believing Fox commentators who called the virus a hoax or hype.

The law suit will fail, as it probably should, because of 1st amendment issues.

Fox viewers however have to stop acting like battered spouses and wake up and move out. When that happens Fox will either change or go out of business.
Would you say the same about MSNBC or CNN viewers? And if not, why not?
Show me where MSNBC or CNN hosts routinely called the virus a hoax or media hype.
 

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