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Fox News argues that Tucker Carlson isn’t obligated to check if statements are true before reporting them

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According to a lawyer for Fox News, network host Tucker Carlson is not obligated to investigate the truth claims he make on his show, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The network is being sued by Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who received a $150,000 payment from the National Enquirer in connection with her alleged affair with Donald Trump before he was president.

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McDougal claims Carlson defamed her and accused her of a crime when he claimed two women “approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn’t give them money,” adding that it was a “classic case of extortion.”

“Fox News wants U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil to toss the complaint, arguing both that nothing Carlson said is defamatory because it can’t be interpreted as stating actual facts and that McDougal can’t prove he acted with malice which she must do to succeed on her claims because she’s a public figure,” THR reports.

Read the full report over at The Hollywood Reporter.


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NRA slammed for saying AR-15 rifles are just ‘an everyday gun for everyday citizens’

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The debate over firearms in America heated up over the weekend as AR-15 trended nationwide on Twitter.

The discussion followed a tweet by the National Rifle Association praising firearms platform, which are widely referred to as assault rifles.

"The AR-15 is the modern day musket," the NRA tweeted. "An everyday gun for everyday citizens."

David Hogg, who co-founded "A March for Our Lives" after surviving a mass shooting at his high school in Parkland, Florida was one of man people who slammed the NRA.

6 minutes 20 seconds Is all it took for the shooter at my high school to fire over 100 rounds from his AR-15 to shoot 34 people.

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White House ripped for leaking their ‘Tyrion Lannister move’ — on how they’re going to stop the leaks

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President Donald Trump's administration received harsh criticism after Axios reported on the scheme the White House is using to try to identify leakers.

"President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions," Axios reported Sunday.

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Here is the trick Trump’s chief of staff is using to try to identify officials who are not loyal enough

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President Donald Trump's fourth White House chief of staff has admitted to lying to the workforce he oversees in an attempt to catch White House whistleblowers, according to a new report.

"President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions," Axios reported Sunday.

"This hunt for leakers has put some White House staffers on edge, with multiple officials telling Axios that Meadows has been unusually vocal about his tactics," Axios explained. "So far, he's caught only one person, for a minor leak."

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