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I'm glad to see a large media outlet being held accountable for posting lies. I hope this lawsuit is a win and is the beginning of a tsunami of suits against the lying media.

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The Washington Post published an article last year with a “reckless disregard of the truth,” a federal judge said this week.

The article primarily dealt with the selection of Michael Ellis to be general counsel of the National Security Agency, but included portions about Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Ellis is a former chief of staff for Nunes.

The article, penned by Ellen Nakashima of the Post, stated that Nunes in March 2019 “was given access at the White House to intelligence files that Nunes believed would buttress Trump’s baseless claims of the Obama administration spying on Trump Tower.”

Nunes sued the paper, alleging Nakashima and the Post defamed him, and didn’t properly update the defamatory statements in a correction.

Nunes said he never believed that the Obama administration spied on Trump Tower, which is in New York.

“Nakashima made up facts out of whole cloth, including that Plaintiff ‘believed’ that ‘intelligence files’ at the White House would ‘buttress his baseless claims of the Obama administration spying on Trump Tower.’ Nakashima did not have one shred of evidence to support her statement about Plaintiff’s ‘belief’ because, in truth, she completely fabricated the accusation,” his lawsuit states.

The ruling rejected the Post’s attempt to dismiss Nunes’ complaint.

That means the case will move forward instead of being thrown out.

“This is a major step toward holding irresponsible media outlets accountable for spreading fake news,” Nunes told The Epoch Times in an email. “We now get to bring the Washington Post into discovery to see how they put together this phony story. These are no longer news outlets, they’re Pravda-style propaganda artists and character assassins, and the courts are our best hope to force some sense of responsibility on them.”
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