On Friday, a federal judge dismissed One America News Network’s defamation lawsuit against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for saying their network “literally is paid Russian propaganda.” The decision held that Maddow’s statements, in context, were “an opinion” and “cannot serve as the basis for a defamation.”
Commenters on social media were quick to laugh at the failure of OAN, a San Diego-based far-right news network that President Donald Trump has increasingly promoted as he grows frustrated with the coverage on Fox News. Some gleefully commented that because the suit was dismissed under California’s anti-SLAPP law, Maddow is entitled to recover her legal fees from them.
Now do Devin Nunes' frivolous litigation against a fake cow….
— Eric Takamiya (@ektaka) May 22, 2020
The suit was dismissed under California's anti-SLAPP suit, which means Maddow is also entitled to attorney's fees incurred defending this stupidity.
— David Mongan (@LawyerDave1) May 22, 2020
Trump tweets OAN is being silenced in 3…..2…..1
— The Real Don Shafer (@ShaferThe) May 22, 2020
Lmao didn't they ask today if Trump was "considering granting a pardon to President Obama…" #GTFO
— endywood (@endywood) May 22, 2020
Cheers. I was going to do the same thing until I saw yours.
— williammyers (@Williamsaysso1) May 22, 2020
Firm dedicated to lying brings dispute where truth, rigor, and evidence are required for victory. Who could think of a better self-oann?
— Xtrmly stbl genius (@Mattyxy) May 22, 2020