Harmeet Dhillon Feb 28, 2020
There’s finally a chance that The New York Times will be held accountable for lying to the American people. The Trump campaign just filed a lawsuit against the Times for a 2019 article
that falsely claimed the campaign had “an overarching deal” with
“Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy” to “help the campaign against Hillary
Clinton” in exchange for “a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting
with relief from the Obama administration’s burdensome economic
The Times peddled a wild, baseless conspiracy theory, yet the author, who spent nearly a decade as the Times’s
executive editor, simply presented his politically-motivated
assumptions as unassailable fact. It was a classic example of the
“collusion delusion” that gripped the political left throughout the
first two-and-a-half years of the Trump administration...........To Read More.....
My Take - Do I believe this will succeed? No. Do I believe the
Trump team thinks this will succeed? No. It's been pretty
much established the press can say just about anything they wish about public
figures, especially politicians.
Having said that, I think we may have to understand what the Trump team
considers a success. If this gets into court NYT employees will have to
testify, and do so truthfully, and when that happens it will expose them for
the corrupt liars they are. That's the goal in my opinion, and the
public impact will be devastating. Potentially putting a newspaper with a declining reader and advertiser base out of business.