Conservative network OANN is firing back legally after being called “literally…paid Russian propaganda” by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Counsel for NBC claims Maddow’s use of the word “literally” was meant in a “figurative” sense.
— One America News (@OANN) September 9, 2019
Per TheHill, Conservative network One America News Network (OANN) filed a $10 million lawsuit Monday against MSNBC and host Rachel Maddow for calling the company “literally … paid Russian propaganda.”
The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of California, accuses Maddow of making the claim in retaliation for OANN president Charles Herring accusing Comcast, MSNBC’s parent company, of “anti-competitive censorship” in refusing to carry the network as part of its cable programming, according to the publication.
The lawsuit accuses Maddow of “[knowing] this statement was false” and making it with the intent of damaging the company’s business due to its vocal support of President Trump. It claims that in response to a retraction request, counsel for NBC Universal said Maddow was using “literally” in a figurative sense.
ent in question, which aired July 22, on a Daily Beast article reporting that on-air OANN correspondent Kristian Brunovich Rouz was also writing for state-owned Russian news outlet Sputnik, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Their on-air U.S. politics reporter is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government,” Maddow said, summarizing the segment.
— Robert Herring (@RobHerring) September 9, 2019
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com