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Old 07-16-2020, 11:31 PM
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I'd like to see more people and organizations go after the fake news media. This was a made-up story and the paper is justifiably being called out on it.

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Liberty University hit The New York Times and two of its employees with a $10 million defamation suit on Wednesday after the nation’s paper of record allegedly implied the conservative Christian college caused its students to come down with COVID-19.

The university alleges in the 94-page suit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court that a March 29 NYT story, titled “Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too” by Elizabeth Williamson, “intentionally misrepresented that ‘Liberty’ had reopened its campus after spring break and suffered a COVID-19 outbreak as a result.” It also lays blame on photographer Julia Rendleman, who took pictures for the story.

The story claimed “nearly a dozen” Liberty University students were sick with symptoms “that suggested Covid-19,” after they had been allowed to return to campus after spring break. Their primary source was Dr. Thomas J. Eppes, who they claimed “runs Liberty’s student health service.” Shortly before the story ran, University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, took flak from local authorities, who called him “reckless” for allowing students to take their online classes on campus.

Contrary to the NYT report, the suit claims, Eppes did not run Liberty’s health service and, in fact, told them that the nearly 12 students exhibited symptoms that were not indicative of COVID-19. “Simply put, defendants’ claim that ‘Liberty Brings Back its Students and Coronavirus, Too’ was made up,” the suit said, later adding that NYT set out “to engineer a specific fictional tale that portrayed Liberty and its President as a caricature the New York Times’ liberal audience would love: backward, irresponsible, anti-science, responsible for getting people sick in a pandemic, and closely tied to and mirroring President Trump.”
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I would LOVE to see more of this happen...

Media is not only rarely held accountable, but they don't even have to fear being held accountable...so the bar gets lowered and lowered...
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I'd like to see more people and organizations go after the fake news media. This was a made-up story and the paper is justifiably being called out on it.
talk about fake
liberty fake Christians teaching fake facts to paying students
and getting real tax breaks
the whole concept of a jerry fallwell school is a lesson in scam artistry 101

they've probably forbid anyone talking to reporters now and I doubt they are testing anyone so it's he said she said.
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talk about fake
liberty fake Christians teaching fake facts to paying students
and getting real tax breaks
the whole concept of a jerry fallwell school is a lesson in scam artistry 101

they've probably forbid anyone talking to reporters now and I doubt they are testing anyone so it's he said she said.
Once again, you show up and spew complete and utter nonsense without ANY supporting documentation or links. And to attack a Christian based university just because their values align with our President? This just shows your hypocrisy on this site as someone that "claims" to be a Christian.

Good for Liberty. More people/organizations need to stand up to the out of control, left wing media consistently spewing lies and mischaracterizations about those that don't support their left wing agenda. I hope they sue the NY Times out of existence.
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talk about fake
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the whole concept of a jerry fallwell school is a lesson in scam artistry 101

they've probably forbid anyone talking to reporters now and I doubt they are testing anyone so it's he said she said.
Another Salty drive by post.

You have no way to show any of that to be true.
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Wow, what a bunch of nonsense. This is a troll.
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Wow, what a bunch of nonsense. This is a troll.
Naah, Salty ain't a troll, she just took too many meds again.
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