Mother Jones has the article We Were Sued by a Billionaire Political Donor. We Won. Here’s What Happened.
Today we are happy to announce a monumental legal victory for Mother Jones: A judge in Idaho has ruled in our favor on all claims in a defamation case filed by a major Republican donor, Frank VanderSloot, and his company, Melaleuca Inc. In a decision issued Tuesday, the court found that Mother Jones did not defame VanderSloot or Melaleuca because “all of the statements at issue are non-actionable truth or substantial truth.” The court also found that the statements were protected as fair comment under the First Amendment.
What a coincidence that I read the above story on the same day I posted Mussolini-Style Corporatism, aka Fascism, on the Rise in the US. One of the quotes mentioned in the article in that post was as follows:
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
If you read the Mother Jones article, you will see what poison we are talking about.