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Old 5th December 2019, 03:10 PM   #1
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Tucker Carlson acted with reckless disregard for the truth

You're shocked, I know. It was announced that Karen McDougal is suing Fox. I hope she wins and they're forced to ante up for some of their ******** reporting.

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In the lawsuit, which was filed in a New York state court, McDougal accused host Tucker Carlson of acting with a "reckless disregard for the truth" when he suggested on a December 2018 episode of his show that she extorted Trump.

In a statement provided by a Fox News spokesperson, the network said it would "vigorously defend Tucker Carlson against these meritless claims."
I tried to think of a thread that this should go in but it really didn't fall in anywhere. I seriously hate Tucker and I hope he gets what's coming to him. He's easily the biggest douche that's on national television, maybe second to Hannity.
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Old 5th December 2019, 03:33 PM   #2
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This is news???????

Carlson is a definent contender for the Baron Maunchausen award, though his great hero Trumpy is the heavy favorite...
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Old 5th December 2019, 03:34 PM   #3
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There's another way to parse this:
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"vigorously defend Tucker Carlson against these meritless claims."
"These": is that McDougal's or Carlson's?

"vigorously defend Tucker Carlson against these meritless claims [he made]"
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Old 5th December 2019, 03:55 PM   #4
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Apparently there is going to be a trial to determine whether the OP title is true or not. Some people have already made up their minds.
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Old 5th December 2019, 04:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
Apparently there is going to be a trial to determine whether the OP title is true or not. Some people have already made up their minds.
...because some people are already familiar with the BS Tucker likes to spew.
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Old 5th December 2019, 06:17 PM   #6
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The defense will be: "Your honor, Mr. Carlson is always talking such utter nonsense that it should have been obvious that in this case, too, he was being mere satirical and not reporting any facts."
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Old 5th December 2019, 06:20 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
Apparently there is going to be a trial to determine whether the OP title is true or not. Some people have already made up their minds.
Yes,based on Carlson's past history.
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Old 5th December 2019, 06:30 PM   #8
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Well when it comes to meritless claims, FOX News would be considered experts.
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Old 5th December 2019, 08:35 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
You're shocked, I know. It was announced that Karen McDougal is suing Fox. I hope she wins and they're forced to ante up for some of their ******** reporting.



I tried to think of a thread that this should go in but it really didn't fall in anywhere. I seriously hate Tucker and I hope he gets what's coming to him. He's easily the biggest douche that's on national television, maybe second to Hannity.
Well, at least she's not suing a cow!

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The defense will be: "Your honor, Mr. Carlson is always talking such utter nonsense that it should have been obvious that in this case, too, he was being mere satirical and not reporting any facts."
The "I was taking bollocks" defence doesn't seem to have worked out well for Alex Jones!
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Old 5th December 2019, 09:11 PM   #10
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Well when it comes to meritless claims, FOX News would be considered experts.

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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
"The migrant caravan is bringing smallpox!"
I love when he said his love life was like a Neutron Bomb.
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This is the bloke who hopes Russia wins, right?
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This is the bloke who hopes Russia wins, right?
Yes.
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Old 6th December 2019, 11:23 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
The defense will be: "Your honor, Mr. Carlson is always talking such utter nonsense that it should have been obvious that in this case, too, he was being mere satirical and not reporting any facts."
Ken White of Popehat was saying that this is honest-to-God a good defense for Trump, and it's worked. I can't remember where he said it would work, or maybe that it was that it's a defense he was going to use, but it boils down to the man being so full of **** nothing he says is taken seriously.
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Old 6th December 2019, 11:42 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
Ken White of Popehat was saying that this is honest-to-God a good defense for Trump, and it's worked. I can't remember where he said it would work, or maybe that it was that it's a defense he was going to use, but it boils down to the man being so full of **** nothing he says is taken seriously.
I think that same defense was also used by Beck and other right-wing hosts that were sued for defamation and slander. When they get sued, they fall back on the "its only entertainment!" defense.

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I think that same defense was also used by Beck and other right-wing hosts that were sued for defamation and slander. When they get sued, the fall back on the "its only entertainment!" defense.
Sounds like something Jacob Wohl would say. I just can't believe it works, or that someone would use that defense.

"Your Honor, I can't be guilty. I'm a loose-lipped moron. How could I possibly mean the things I say?"

Perhaps I have just enough respect for myself to not let this happen.
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Old 6th December 2019, 12:02 PM   #17
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Sounds like something Jacob Wohl would say. I just can't believe it works, or that someone would use that defense.

"Your Honor, I can't be guilty. I'm a loose-lipped moron. How could I possibly mean the things I say?"

Perhaps I have just enough respect for myself to not let this happen.
So much for your career in right-wing talk radio.
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
So much for your career in right-wing talk radio.
*snaps fingers* aw shucks!
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Ken White of Popehat was saying that this is honest-to-God a good defense for Trump, and it's worked. I can't remember where he said it would work, or maybe that it was that it's a defense he was going to use, but it boils down to the man being so full of **** nothing he says is taken seriously.
Yes people know better than to take the president seriously when he says things is how he won the Stormy Daniels defamation suit. No one would ever take Trump seriously on such things so it fails to be defamation.
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
Ken White of Popehat was saying that this is honest-to-God a good defense for Trump, and it's worked. I can't remember where he said it would work, or maybe that it was that it's a defense he was going to use, but it boils down to the man being so full of **** nothing he says is taken seriously.
IIRC trump has already used that defence.
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IIRC trump has already used that defence.
Not only that, *Tucker* has used that defense for Trump.

IIRC.

ETA: And it's actually a reasonable defense in a court of law. "Reasonable" meaning potentially effective, not morally correct.

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Does No Mens Rea really hold up if it is literally your job to understand the harm you can potentially do? There is no way a multi billion dollar media outlet, no matter how stupid the on air talent happens to be, does not have a legal department that advises them about this sort of thing.
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Sounds like something Jacob Wohl would say. I just can't believe it works, or that someone would use that defense.

"Your Honor, I can't be guilty. I'm a loose-lipped moron. How could I possibly mean the things I say?"

Perhaps I have just enough respect for myself to not let this happen.
Tucky used to say the same thing. Includes censored profanity.

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