One America News Network filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit in Southern California against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Monday because she called the network “literally … paid Russian propaganda” on the air, the Hill reported.
The lawsuit alleges that Maddow made the comments because OANN president Charles Herring accused MSNBC’s parent company Comcast of “anti-competitive censorship” because it wouldn’t carry the network as part of its cable programming.
The suit said Maddow knew her comment was false. It also alleges that MSNBC responded to a retraction request by saying that Maddow used the word “literally” in a figurative sense–which would be laughably non-sensical if it weren’t so malicious.
The segment in question aired on July 22 and was based on a Daily Beast article reporting that OANN on-air correspondent Kristian Brunovich Rouz was writing for state-owned Russian news outlet Sputnik at the same time.
It’s quite a jump from a person working for two different organizations to her entire network being paid propaganda for Russia, don’t you think? Sounds like OANN might have a big payday coming.
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