Sidney Powell, Tucker Carlson, Rachel Maddow, and More Want You to Know They Are Lying to You

Really, they do! They NEED you to believe that they are speaking in hyperbole, stretching the facts, making things up, and just entertaining you.

Otherwise, they would be liable for what they say! They would have to *gasp* face consequences for all their mistruths and tomfoolery. “We don’t speak in facts” is the primary function of the news commentary. So before you go spouting off about someone saying something on the nightly news, consider how they NEED you to be divided and angry to get ratings and get paid.

Here are the FACTS:

Sidney Powell’s brief defending herself against defamation for basically everything she said around “Stop the Steal”, p.27:

“Analyzed under these factors, and even assuming, arguendo, that each of the statements alleged in the Complaint could be proved true or false, no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact

The Judge in Tucker Carlson’s defamation case from Karen McDougal for claiming she extorted the president wrote:

The Court concludes that the statements are rhetorical hyperbole and opinion commentary intended to frame a political debate

Meanwhile, OANN sued Rachel Maddow, who claimed the network “really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” and the court ruled:

Maddow’s statement “is an opinion that cannot serve as the basis for a defamation claim,” and thus is protected under the First Amendment.

The list could go on! Similar statements have been made in dozens of defamation cases through the years. Commentators are polemicists seeking to divide America to earn money by keeping you on their side. They pick up the first narrative they think will win your attention and keep at it until that narrative is worn out and another one arrives. In doing so, they substitute their stories for God’s story. Burn those narratives!

When a commentator looks squarely in the camera and says, “this is a fact,” they are actually saying, “this is not a fact. I probably made it up. Remember that rule of thumb, and turn off the tv.

“And put away foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they engender strife.” 2 Timothy 2:23

Pictured: Your average news commentator

Pastor, First Alliance Winston-Salem Board Chair, MDiv SEBTS — BA Duke

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