President Trump’s re-election campaign communications director throws the gauntlet down to the misleading mainstream press (click to enlarge):
I find the use of the phrase “reckless statements” to be interesting. I don’t know that it’s the intent, but the phrase immediately brought libel law to mind. Generally speaking, public figures have a harder time bringing libel suits than average citizens. But libel has a very specific definition: “…making of defamatory statements (false and reckless) in a printed or fixed medium, such as a magazine, newspaper or online such as a website or a social media site like Twitter.”
The memorandum cites specific examples of various Deep State critters repeating the “collusion” and “treason” mantra, having claimed before the release of the Mueller Report that there was “clear evidence” of such. Now that the report is out, the false and reckless nature of these claims would seem apparent. Could it be Trump’s team is putting the Mainstream Media on notice that continuing to facilitate these fevered conspiracy dreams might result in expensive legal action taken against them? If that’s the case, I say it’s long overdue. Having a free press means it’s free to follow the facts wherever they lead, and to express opinions that are presented as such. It should not mean freedom to build a public echo chamber of propaganda that lacks any semblance of evidence to support it.
The Left has had it rough the past few days: the Mueller Report, the arrest of Michael Avenatti, the Justice Department concurring with a Federal Judge that Obamacare is unconstitutional… I pray it’s only the smallest beginning of a much needed reckoning. And if it seems like I’m merciless in my current calls for vengeance, it’s only because the other side has clearly shown they will give no quarter in their pursuit of power. All well and good, then: let’s hoist the black flag and get to work. The Left must be destroyed.