Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) is launching a defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post to fight against the corporate media giant’s disinformation campaign against the former President. The suit was filed Saturday in the State of Florida Circuit Court in Sarasota County, seeking a staggering $3.78 billion in damages.
President Trump’s social media enterprise alleges the Washington Post issued a damaging hit piece falsely accusing TMTG of securities fraud and other illegal misdeeds. Such grave allegations would pose an existential threat to the blossoming social media company if substantiated.
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This lawsuit by TMTG is not the first of its kind. In October last year, the company filed a similar defamation suit against CNN, citing damages of $475 million. The claims against CNN highlighted the network’s allegedly misleading coverage of Trump dating back to 2016. These legal battles underline the media’s seemingly unrelenting campaign against Trump-associated entities, creating an undercurrent of bias that might undermine their credibility.
The Washington Post bagged two Pulitzer Prize awards for its reporting just weeks ago. But, while the industry celebrates the outlet’s achievements, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blasted the Post following the release of John Durham’s report on the Trump-Russia collusion investigation. The South Carolina senator boldly suggested that the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Washington Post should be “taken back” considering the report’s findings.
Graham underscored the severity of the allegations against the Washington Post, saying, “We have a situation where the FBI ran every stop sign available, kept pushing a warrant against an American citizen based on a Steele dossier that was a piece of fiction.”
The TMTG lawsuit further maintains that the Washington Post’s “false criminal charges exposed TMTG to public ridicule, contempt, and distrust, and injured TMTG’s business and reputation.”
Despite the lawsuit, the Washington Post remains tight-lipped, with spokesperson Kathy Baird stating, “We don’t have a comment on this.”
As the media landscape continues to evolve and polarize, the TMTG’s lawsuit against the Washington Post sends a clear message about the value of factual reporting and the potential repercussions of defamation. As consumers, Americans must remain mindful of the ever-changing dynamics of the news industry.