[Ed. – How many more lawsuits can the ‘Facts first’ network afford?]
CNN, along with other media, pride themselves on testing statements made by presidential candidates and others for their truthfulness or falsity.
But who is testing the truthfulness or falsity of statements made by CNN and other media?
A case in point. CNN repeatedly claimed and continues to claim through its reporters and talking heads — that during the impeachment trial I had told senators, in the words of Paul Begala, that presidents are “immune from every criminal act, so long as they could plausibly claim they did it to boost their re-election effort.”
Some talking heads went so far as to say that I told the senate that a president could shoot his opponent, or tamper with voting machines, as long as he believed his re-election was in the public interest. Joe Lockhart compared me to Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini and said my argument would lead to genocide.