Website Labeled ‘Fake News’ Threatens To Sue Washington Post For Defamation

reporter at the Daily Caller


JEFF BEZZOS (pictured), American billionaire worth $65 billion. He owns the Washington Post and He is reportedly Jewish, but this has recently been denied by a Jewish website.

One of the websites The Washington Post labeled “fake news” in a November story demanded a retraction and threatened the paper with a defamation lawsuit in a demand letter on Sunday.

A lawyer for Naked Capitalism accuses the Washington Post  of running a debunked list of “fake news” sites in the “sensational” story compiled by a dubious team of researchers, without substantiating their claims or giving Naked Capitalism a chance to respond to the allegation. The Washington Post’s actions constitute defamation, the lawyer writes in the letter published Monday.

“You did not provide even a single example of ‘fake news’ allegedly distributed or promoted by Naked Capitalism or indeed any of the 200 sites on the PropOrNot blacklist,” James A. Moody writes. “You provided no discussion or assessment of the credentials or backgrounds of these so-called ‘researchers’ (Clint Watts, Andrew Weisburd, and J.M. Berger and the ‘team’ at PropOrNot), and no discussion or analysis of the methodology, protocol or algorithms such ‘researchers’ may or may not have followed.”

Naked Capitalism is a finance and economics blog started in December 2006, with a stated goal of “shedding light on the dark and seamy corners of finance.”

Moody demands a retraction of the story and a public apology from the Washington Post in the letter, threatening a suit if the paper does not comply. He lists a series of damages to the site itself, as well as the writers and editors associated with the site; these include “ridicule, emotional distress, loss of reputation, and risk to future career advancement” for writers and editors.

“The organization’s anonymity, which a spokesperson maintained was due to fear of Russian hackers, added a cybersexy mystique,” Adrian Chen wrote in The New Yorker regarding the WaPo story. “But a close look at the report showed that it was a mess.”

And Patrick Maines criticized the story in The Hill, calling it “perhaps the shoddiest piece of feature writing since Rolling Stone published its blatantly false story about a campus rape at the University of Virginia.”

“You have made damaging false accusations against Naked Capitalism,” Moody concludes in the letter. “Please immediately remove these from the web and provide an equivalent opportunity to respond. Please see the attached concerning your obligation to retain documents and electronically stored information relating to Fake News. I look forward to hearing from you within three business days.”

Note by Sister Monica:  The Darkmoon site, as you all know, has also been named and shamed on this List of 200 Forbidden Websites that tell the truth. We are not considering legal action right now but we take these attacks on our honor very seriously.  All options, as they say, are on the table.
If this happens again, we intend to sue for $10 million and take a world cruise. (Obviously to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder).
“If we can get damages for 10 million dollars,” Lasha tells me, “we’ll be able to afford the world’s most expensive cruise! A passage for two on the Silver Whisper cruise ship, taking in 28 countries over a period of 115 days, will only cost us one and a half million dollars! Think of all money we’ll have left over for expenses!”

15 thoughts to “Website Labeled ‘Fake News’ Threatens To Sue Washington Post For Defamation”

    1. Yup. And I have a feeling that Pizza Gate will turn out to be total falsehood. Someone has the proof that it is not real in any sense and it will be used to destroy the so called alternative news sites. This kind of sensational news works wonders in covering up the looting operations and causes everyone to take their eye off the ball.

      I believe a lot of these creeps are into pedophilia and I do not doubt it is used for purposes of blackmail. But I have to say, “so what?”. These few children have already been damaged. What are we going to do about it now since we don’t have a time machine. Stuff happens. If you want to put an end to it, it is time to take the money and looting out of the system.

      It’s high time we keep our eyes on the ball.

      1. Rich, maybe you are right or even probably you are right.
        but the ball started rolling with that wikileaks podesta email from sinister jews herbert and susan sandler to john podesta that says the following:

        Subject: Did you leave a handkerchief

        Hi John,

        The realtor found a handkerchief (I think it has a map that seems pizza-related. Is it yorus? They can send it if you want. I know you’re busy, so feel free not to respond if it’s not yours or you don’t want it.


        All for a goddamn handkerchief?!?
        John Podesta, Hillary’s campaign manager and “soon” to be one of the most powerful people on the face of the planet rothschild.
        sandlers, the owners of sandler Foundation

        Our Mission

        We invest in strategic organizations and exceptional leaders that seek to improve the rights, opportunities and well-being of others,
        especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

        What do jews dream about the most fervently but how to improve the rights, opportunities and well-being of others (Other – Goy – Akum), especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged

        As of December 31, 2015, Sandler Foundation had made charitable grants exceeding $750 million, with the majority of the funds distributed since 2006.

        Get the chain of significant terms?
        Hillary- Soros-Sandlers-Rothschild-$750,000,000.
        Pure Jew.
        Pure, sweet philanthropy.
        Where would those vulnerable, disadvantaged, innocent goy children be without them?
        Or are the vulnerable and disadvantaged those pedos without easy access to goy toddlers?

        NB the small print:

        Named the Sandler Family Supporting Foundation prior to 2007, Sandler Foundation is a Type 1 supporting organization of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

        so, yeah, they show up across the country in DC, naturally.

        when you are down at heels and money is scarce,
        every handkerchief counts,
        because we the rothschilds and sandlers really care,
        it is our Tikkun Olam Ooh-la-la-lol ♪ ♬

        should be lyrics for some DNC song

  1. Is calling a news site “fake news” a defamation or is it simply an opinion. If it is the latter, then opinions are free and cannot be prosecuted. After all, we too in the alternative press are used to call the MSM the Lügenpresse and we have not been prosecuted for that. I’m afraid Lasha and her sister Monica will miss their world cruise…

    1. Wasn’t there a court ruling a few years ago stating that news agencies are under no obligation to tell the truth, anyway?

    2. Franklin,
      The reason the alternative media have not been sued for calling the MSM “lugenpresse” is because in any lawsuit it can be easily proved that they have lied. Also, one doesn’t have to sue in the US. One can sue in any jurisdiction where the news is disseminated. The UK is a popular venue for libel tourism. A few years back the International Herald Tribune, then a collaboration between the NYT and WaPo, was successfully sued in Singapore. The bastards paid up as well, including the so-called academic author of the article. Darkmoon is registered in Montenegro, perhaps one could explore the possibility of obtaining redress there. Also, the discovery process is exhaustive in a libel case. I’ll bet there are few things Bezos the Jew, wouldn’t like to reveal, such as how, when his company Amazon was struggling he obtained the wherewithal to purchase the WaPo?

      1. I think it will be very difficult to prove that something was an intentional lie. You can always claim that you were “mistaken”. Didn’t the American government claim that the idea that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was an “intelligence mistake” and got away with it?

      2. Franklin,
        A couple of examples. Both from the BBC. Re: Libya. They showed a crowd celebrating the fall of Gaddafi purportedly in Libya. The only problem was that it was an Indian cricket crowd celebrating. You could observe Indian flags. Syria, they showed a field of corpses in white shrouds claiming it was the dead in Syria. However the photographer who took it recognised it as a photo he’d taken in Iraq. There’s also the little matter of WTC 7. They reported it’s collapse about 30 minutes before it did so.
        The defamation by the WaPo is clear! They are defaming these websites by alleging them to be tools of the Russians, or Russian agents.
        BTW, David Icke was sued successfully for alleging some one was a lizard. In Canada I believe.
        In some countries e.g. Thailand, one can lay a complaint of criminal defamation which can lead to the offender receiving a custodial sentence. As I said libel laws vary from country to country.

  2. Lasha Darmkoon and Sister Monica,

    I will not be returning to to contribute.

    With deep appreciations and affection. Good night and good luck.

    1. Poupon,

      If you are a sincere and genuine poster, the door is always open. Return at any time you want, but be prepared to encounter criticism and the occasional hostility. You have not been banned — certainly not by me.

      Best wishes!

      Sister Monica

  3. trying to beat a casual-seeming retreat, WaPo begins the rollback
    Washington Post Appends Editor’s Note to Russian Propaganda Story

    Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in ITS view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not NAME any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so. Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list.

    Note the last line: “Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list.”, ie, slyly positioning itself as if crediting itself with curbing the PropOrNot’s mendacious excesses.
    Also by saying “we did not NAME any sites”, they hope to duck legal targeting.

  4. From Ed Griffin, author of Creature From Jekyll Island:

    Fake news is the specialty of mainstream media

    Guess who is warning Americans about the danger of fake news on the part of those who report fraud and corruption in government and the media. It’s none other than Brian Williams, who lost his job as NBC anchor in 2015 after lying about coming under fire while in a helicopter during the Iraq war.

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