In an article by Mary Papenfuss of Huffington Post called “Lou Dobbs’ Vote Fraud Lies Debunked On His Program After Legal Threat By Vote Tech Firm,” the following paragraphs tell a story that needs a wider audience.
“Fox Business host Lou Dobbs aired a segment on his program Friday debunking his own screeds about election fraud following a legal threat from a company he’s been baselessly attacking.
Dobbs featured a nonpartisan election expert who shot down his attacks after Fox News, which owns Fox Business, received a letter from a lawyer representing the election tech company Smartmatic.
‘There are lots of opinions about the integrity of the election,’ Dobbs said at the start of the segment, before turning to a pretaped interview with Edward Perez of the nonprofit Open Source Election Technology Institute contradicting his claims about Smartmatic.
The detailed 20-page letter from Smartmatic demanded a “full and complete retraction of all false and defamatory statements and reports” aired by the network in its coverage of the presidential election. Similar letters were sent to media outlets Newsmax and One America News, which regularly back Donald Trump.
‘Fox News has engaged in a concerted disinformation campaign against Smartmatic,’ the letter stated. ‘Fox News told its millions of viewers and readers that Smartmatic was founded by [the late Venezuelan President] Hugo Chávez, that its software was designed to fix elections, and that Smartmatic conspired with others to defraud the American people and fix the 2020 U.S. election by changing, inflating, and deleting votes.’
The claims are categorically false, stated the letter, which included quotes from Dobbs that it slammed as ‘false and defamatory statements/implications.’”
In article by Jeremy Diamond of CNN called “Sidney Powell back at the White House Sunday night,” the following paragraphs reveal that even the outgoing president’s legal team will is at risk of litigation..
“Shortly after that meeting Friday, Trump’s campaign staff received a memo from the campaign legal team on Saturday instructing them to preserve all documents related to Dominion Voting Systems and Powell in anticipation of potential litigation by the company against the pro-Trump attorney.
The memo, viewed by CNN, references a letter Dominion sent to Powell last week demanding she publicly retract her accusations and instructs campaign staff not to alter, destroy or discard records that could be relevant.“
The threat of lawsuit is not a complete surprise, but it is an important. One of the items that jumps out of the article is the comment how easily it could have been to check the veracity of the statements being made. This is a clear indication that many of the folks who are considered news sources are not journalists that do homework.
One thing that has been discussed by legal experts is judges could bring action against Trump’s attorneys for making frivolous claims and basically wasting the time of the court. That would be telling. As for these two voting system companies possibly bringing litigation, I think legislators who are on the Trump bandwagon supporting his wide-scale voter fraud claims need to answer questions on camera about these retracted stories.
Lou Dobbs’ Vote Fraud Lies Debunked On His Program After Legal Threat By Vote Tech Firm | HuffPost
Sidney Powell back at the White House Sunday night – CNNPolitics