Just as the 1st Amendment does not protect shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, CNN should have no protection from lawsuits because of their treachery.
I have heard from people whose father was 82 and died after four days of vaccination because they were panicked into getting a vaccine because of CNN. He died four days later.
What about people whose children committed suicide because their future came to an end because of CNN’s reporting? I cannot believe all the emails from people who have suffered because of lockdowns, vaccines, and general fear instilled by CNN.
Just as the First Amendment does not protect shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, CNN should have no protection from lawsuits because of their treachery. Even animals have been affected by these lockdowns. It was Trump who signed into law cruelty to animals was a federal crime.
In Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919) it was held that if the speech is intended to result in a crime, and there is a clear and present danger that it actually will result in a crime, the First Amendment does not protect the speaker from government action.
In my reading of that case, CNN has deliberately interfered in an election and has violated the civil rights of countless people. If we then look at the holding of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), in order for CNN to be held guilty for a claim of defamation or libel, the First Amendment requires that the plaintiff show that the defendant knew that a statement was false or was reckless in deciding to publish the information without investigating whether it was accurate.
I believe we have probable cause to take down CNN.