CNN and the rest of the corporate media think they can get away with any lie or smear that they want.
But the corporate media got some bad news.
And that’s because this Trump ally slapped CNN with a $100 million lawsuit that has the media terrified.
CNN’s so-called “misinformation” reporter Donie O’Sullivan makes a career out of sliming conservatives and claiming everyone that opposes Joe Biden spreads “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories.”
Critics contend O’Sullivan is one of a new breed of left-wing partisan activists the corporate media employs to launder Democrat Party talking points into the American political bloodstream under the guise of “news,” “facts,” and “truth.”
But O’Sullivan and CNN may have made a big mistake with their latest target.
Valerie Flynn is the sister of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Now Valerie Flynn filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against CNN over a February 2021 report where O’Sullivan allegedly deceptively edited video footage to falsely claim Valerie Flynn follows the QAnon movement.
“CNN abandoned all journalistic standards and integrity, including CNN’s own standards and code of ethics, in writing, editing, and publishing the false narrative. CNN did not seek the truth or report it. It betrayed the truth to sensationalize the news for self-glory, profit and politics,” Valerie Flynn’s lawsuit claimed.
The lawsuit claims O’Sullivan and CNN took video of the Flynn family at a BBQ hosted at Valerie Flynn’s house where all Flynn family members took the oath to the U.S. Constitution and edited that footage out to make it look like Valerie Flynn pledged allegiance to QAnon.
“The entire family then exclaimed, ‘God Bless America.’ In the altered clip used in the O’Sullivan report, CNN intentionally edited out the oath to the United States Constitution and omitted the words ‘God Bless America,’ fraudulently making it appear and insinuating that Valerie pledged an oath of allegiance to QAnon. By its editing and production of the O’Sullivan report, CNN intended and endorsed the defamatory meaning,” the lawsuit added.
Valerie Flynn’s lawsuit alleged that CNN wove footage from the January 6 riot at the Capitol with allegedly deceptively edited footage to falsely paint the Flynn family as insurrectionist QAnon supporters.
“Although it knew nothing about Valerie, CNN consciously chose to include Valerie in the edited clip. The clip conveyed a very powerful (but untrue) message: that Valerie pledged her allegiance to QAnon. CNN made no effort in the O’Sullivan report to dispel that notion,” the suit added.
The lawsuit alleged O’Sullivan’s false reporting damaged Valerie Flynn’s reputation by smearing her as a supporter of a conspiracy theory that she does not adhere to.
“The O’Sullivan report intentionally misrepresented and actively sought to conceal what oath Valerie was actually taking,” the suit added. “Valerie is not a follower of any violent, extremist or terrorist groups, including QAnon. CNN’s false statements subjected Valerie to hatred, distrust, ridicule, contempt and disgrace.”
Flynn attacked CNN as a left-wing propaganda network that smeared her in order to hurt her brother as part of CNN’s partisan agenda to boost Democrats and hurt conservatives.
“They were a product of CNN’s imagination and desire to hurt General Michael Flynn,” Valerie Flynn’s lawsuit argued. “CNN is a Democratic Party trumpet. CNN recruits, hires and promotes journalists who share its extreme ideology and political viewpoints. CNN harbors an institutional animosity, hostility, hatred, extreme bias, spite and ill-will towards the Flynn family, and, in particular, General Flynn.”
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