The theme continues.
Whacked Republicans have a difficult time with “cause and effect.” The problem, one associated with one party, prevented noted legal scholar Marjorie Taylor Greene from correctly analyzing the Fox News settlement. MTG stated that the Dominion lawsuit against Fox, you know – the one that Fox News paid nearly $800 million to avoid, was bullsh*t because…
“We have food critics that criticize restaurants, consumer reports that criticizes products, auto critics that criticize automobiles, and conservative Americans have just wrapped up a week of nuking a beer company, but you can’t criticize a voting machine company or you’ll get sued for millions and millions of dollars.”
See, the problem, Marj, is that Fox News didn’t “criticize” Dominion. They knowingly reported to the nation that Dominion had problems and played a big role in the “steal.” And that’s one thing you just can’t do.
You can criticize a restaurant, saying the service was slow, or that the soup was cold, the salad wilting and everyone understands that it’s a subjective opinion and one written by a person paid to write a subjective opinion. However, if the opinion writer had a personal feud with the owner (a conflict of interest) and reported as “fact” that there were larvae in her couscous, knowing it was false and said with malice? Yes, that reporter/food critic can, in fact, be sued.
Fox did not “criticize” Dominion. Fox lied about Dominion and it was done “with malice” because their ratings depended upon going along with the lie.
It really isn’t tough to understand but noted legal scholar Marjorie Taylor-Greene is a Republican and despite her deep knowledge and scholarship in law, she has a cause-and-effect problem.
The congresswoman says Fox News merely “criticized” dominion. That’s not synonymous with defamation. https://t.co/GhNJ4KMcmj
— Jessica McMaster (@JessMcMasterKC) April 18, 2023
There is nothing you can say or do to confront MAGA gaslighting that won’t be met with more MAGA gaslighting
Nothing. That’s the loop we’re in.
They will do and say anything. And there is nothing you can do or say to do anything about it.
That is the MAGA gaslighting paradox
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) April 18, 2023
Hey, ding dong, food critics aren't allowed to falsely claim the kitchen was filled with rats, auto critics can't falsely say a car exploded, conservatives can't falsely claim they found severed penises in their Bud Light cans. But whatever, keep embarrassing yourself, ding dong. https://t.co/OHQ18QtniM
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) April 18, 2023
CRITICISM: Marjorie Taylor Greene is a bad member of Congress because she isn't focused on solutions for constituents, just performative outrage.
LIE: Marjorie Taylor Greene is very intelligent.
See? There's a difference.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) April 19, 2023