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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:54 PM

Alan Dershowitz Files $300 Million Lawsuit Against CNN for Portraying Him as an 'Intellectual...

Source: Law & Crime



Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against CNN, claiming the cable news network, together with their hosts and panelists, intentionally created a false narrative about what the famed criminal defense attorney argued while defending the president during impeachment proceedings earlier this year.

Dershowitz’s allegations stem from news coverage of his argument about the kind of quid pro quos a sitting president may engage in while office—provided that the exchange is done with the intent of winning re-election in the public interest and not in violation of some law. While his theory was widely panned by attorneys and legal experts across the media, Dershowitz claimed that CNN intentionally omitted portions of his argument to make it appear as though he was arguing “the exact opposite of what he said.”

The specific exchange at the crux of the controversy came when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked Dershowitz if it mattered whether there was a quid pro quo arrangement in Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

“The only thing that would make a quid pro quo unlawful is if the ‘quo’ were in some way illegal,” Dershowitz responded, saying there were “three possible motives” a political figure could have for their conduct: a motive in the public interest, a motive in his own political interest, and a motive in his own financial interest.

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/alan-dershowitz-files-300-million-lawsuit-against-cnn-for-portraying-him-as-an-intellectual-who-had-lost-his-mind/



I like the photo- it shows what a nut job Douche-Witz is.

Although I'm no lawyer, and I don't play one on TV, I think his theories about why DFT is above the law are just plain nuts.

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Reply Alan Dershowitz Files $300 Million Lawsuit Against CNN for Portraying Him as an 'Intellectual... (Original post)
RainCaster Sep 15 OP
C_U_L8R Sep 15 #1
Proud liberal 80 Sep 15 #20
orleans Sep 15 #31
Moostache Sep 15 #2
no_hypocrisy Sep 15 #3
Mr.Bill Sep 15 #4
tblue37 Sep 15 #5
Grokenstein Sep 15 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 15 #6
wryter2000 Sep 15 #7
brush Sep 15 #8
lastlib Sep 15 #10
Submariner Sep 15 #9
SunSeeker Sep 15 #33
johnnyfins Sep 15 #11
groundloop Sep 15 #12
Joinfortmill Sep 15 #13
ffr Sep 15 #14
PatSeg Sep 15 #15
smb Sep 15 #16
RainCaster Sep 15 #34
Mike Nelson Sep 15 #17
SunSeeker Sep 15 #35
Mike Nelson Sep 15 #36
George II Sep 15 #18
Totally Tunsie Sep 15 #27
Evolve Dammit Sep 15 #19
Grokenstein Sep 15 #22
Bengus81 Sep 16 #40
stillcool Sep 15 #23
BlueIdaho Sep 15 #24
warmfeet Sep 15 #25
Pepsidog Sep 15 #26
SunSeeker Sep 15 #30
bucolic_frolic Sep 15 #28
SunSeeker Sep 15 #29
jmbar2 Sep 15 #32
DBoon Sep 15 #37
Bengus81 Sep 16 #39
Javaman Sep 16 #38
Turbineguy Sep 16 #41

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:56 PM

1. The Onion is so funny.... oh wait, what?

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:39 PM

20. I too thought it was the Onion or the other

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:44 PM

31. LOL

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:58 PM

2. Someone tell Grandpa Underpants to shut up and quit yelling at clouds (n/t)

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:58 PM

3. If I were Dershowitz, I'd be concerned with Discovery.

Truth is an absolute defense to defamation.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:01 PM

4. Hey, Alan,

It's called freedom of the press. Even if it makes you look bad.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:01 PM

5. He should shut that mouth before any more flies get in. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:45 PM

21. At this point I think it would be about preventing their escape.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:06 PM

6. Good luck with that, Alan.

1. You're a public figure.
2. CNN was expressing an opinion, which isn't defamation.
3. Truth is an absolute defense.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:07 PM

7. "Re-election in the public interest"

Does his argument rest on the theory that re-electing Trump is in the public interest? Good luck with that.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:11 PM

8. Wonder if he kept his underwear on when filing?

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:15 PM

10. He gives a different meaning to the phrase "filing his briefs"........ n/t

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:11 PM

9. Letter to the Editor in the Martha's Vineyard Times, July 8th

"Shunner Stunner"

To the Editor:

There will be no cocktail parties on Martha’s Vineyard this summer because of COVID-19. On the positive side, Alan Dershowitz won’t be able to whine about being shunned.

Charles Pinck
Chilmark



I'm looking forward to the shunning stories next summer.

https://www.mvtimes.com/2020/07/08/shunner-stunner/

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Response to Submariner (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:49 PM

33. LOL

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:16 PM

11. How can you sue CNN for defamation when you're an asshole who has already

ruined your own reputation?

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:19 PM

12. Obviously he never got paid and is attempting to get rich with this bogus lawsuit.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:23 PM

13. I agree with CNN

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:28 PM

14. Isn't he suppose to be in jail with Ghislaine Maxwell and the late Jeffrey Epstein?

Sexual predators should be, if they aren't already.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:28 PM

15. $300 million?

Is he getting legal advice from Devin Nunes lawyer? I wonder how he determined that CNN's portrayal of him caused $300 million in damages.

Yeah, he is quite the nut job and getting more paranoid every day.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:31 PM

16. LOL -- The Title Of The Thread Cut Off To

"Alan Dershowitz Files $300 Million Lawsuit Against CNN for Portraying Him as an 'Intellectual"


If that's the issue, shouldn't we be the ones suing CNN for false advertising or something?

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Response to smb (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:49 PM

34. It would only let me go a few letters beyond that

This was a great place to stop the title.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:32 PM

17. Maybe it's time...

... for his family to do an intervention. He should be gardening and relaxing in a retirement setting.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:51 PM

35. He should be making license plates. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:56 PM

36. Hmm...

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:32 PM

18. He should sue the guy that took that photograph! The first thing the defendant's lawyer will do....

....is perform a cognizant test. The result will cause the judge to throw out the suit.

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Response to George II (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:33 PM

27. Here's the answer in advance, Alan:

"Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV"

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:38 PM

19. No, he's just a loudmouth pervert who fucked underaged girls at Epsteins pleasure island.

"in my underwear." Yeah right! Statutory rape. Indict, try and convict FCS.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:51 PM

22. Alan, back in his glory days:


(right-click "View Image" if the damned thing doesn't load properly.)

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 04:56 PM

40. That was scary ass shit when that film came out...Hell, it's still scary

I think it's up there as one of the scariest moments in a horror film---IMO.

Matthew.....Matthew

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:54 PM

23. he needs to pay his lawyers...

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:10 PM

24. Yeah... like that's gonna happen. nt.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:24 PM

25. I kind of have to agree with him on this.

He was never an intellectual.

Also, it's rather difficult to lose something you never had in the first place.

Derp, I mean Dersh.

Whatever all this is, it will come out. Just waiting for the day.

I love to watch them flail, impotently.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:29 PM

26. He is a nut job. Harvard should disavow this scum.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:23 PM

30. Truly. He has lost his mind.

Truth is a defense to defamation.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:44 PM

28. Divine Right of Kings keeps surfacing in other forms

That's the quid pro quo they've tried to pull on us this time around.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:22 PM

29. The depos will be a hoot...if it gets that far.

When they do discovery on his damages, I can just hear the questions now: "So was your reputation ruined even more than when you admitted you had 14 year old girls "massage" you while you were wearing nothing but tighty whities?"

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:46 PM

32. OMG - It's BatBoy

as an old man. He LIVES!



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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:09 PM

37. Which zombie flick did that picture come from?

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Response to DBoon (Reply #37)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 04:54 PM

39. Replaced Donald Southerland in Invasion of the Body snatchers--final minute or so

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:20 PM

38. he is looking more and more like Old Abe...

Abe Simpson that is...

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:03 PM

41. Touched by trump

Turned to shit.

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