As the creeping tumult of the 2020 election nears, many Americans are finding themselves riddled with anxiety and worry.
Our nation is hotly divided in this day and age, all thanks to the incendiary rhetoric and purposeful anger of the mainstream media. We must always remember that television “news” outlets have one job and one job only; to make sure you are invested emotionally in what they are showing you, for the sake of making sure you stick around through the commercial break. That way, Geico and other advertisers can see a decent return on their advertising buys.
If we don’t find ourselves incensed, outraged, or despondent over the “news”, the entertainment value drops off and guys like Geico start pulling their ads.
In summary; it’s the mainstream media’s job to divide us, and they’ve unfortunately perfected the routine.
But, in fairness, the MSM’s rush to rile us up does get them into trouble from time to time, and it may cost them beaucoup bucks to clean up their mess…thanks to Don Blankenship.
Failed Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship filed a massive defamation lawsuit on Thursday against dozens of news outlets and media personalities for referring to him as a “felon” during his 2018 run in the West Virginia primary.
While Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, spent a year in federal prison after a misdemeanor conviction for conspiring to violate safety regulations prior to a deadly mining disaster in 2010, he was acquitted of all felony charges.
Blankenship was going for broke during his campaign, and he has only ratcheted up the intensity through his lawsuit.
Blankenship — whose campaign rose to national prominence after he ran an ad dubbing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “Cocaine Mitch” and called Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao‘s father a “wealthy Chinaperson” — is seeking over $12 billion in damages in the lawsuit filed in Mingo County, West Virginia Circuit Court.
Blankenship’s lawyer laid it out straight for the world as well.
“Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and the other defendants in this case, when they represent themselves as a news outlet or news source, the public’s reasonable expectation is that they are indeed a ‘credible’ news outlet,” Blankenship’s attorney Eric Early, a failed GOP candidate for California attorney general, said in a statement to Mediaite. “It’s beyond wrong when they lie about facts that are easily ‘google-ible.’ These news outlets are going to have to decide at some point whether they are actual news or entertainment channels.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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