Here’s a little something mainstream media are not making much of…but I think you might find interesting.
Democrat House member and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is suing Democrat former first lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, presidential candidate – and possible 2020 presidential candidate (based on her own comments) – Hillary Clinton for defamation of character.
From Rep. Gabbard’s website, we have this:
Washington, DC – Tulsi Gabbard, a United States Congresswoman, Army National Guard Major, and 2020 presidential candidate, today filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Rodham Clinton. Gabbard, a U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, asserts in her complaint that Clinton deliberately and maliciously made false statements in an attempt to derail Rep. Gabbard’s campaign, by alleging that Gabbard is a “Russian asset.” The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Brian Dunne and Dan Terzian, Rep. Gabbard’s legal counsel and partners at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP.
Clinton was the 2016 Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, United States Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, a United States Senator for the State of New York from 2001 to 2009, and the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. On October 17, 2019, she publicly stated in an interview that “somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary … [is a] favorite of the Russians… Yeah, she’s a Russian asset.” The press extensively republished and disseminated these statements, which were interpreted widely as Clinton asserting that Gabbard is a Russian asset.
The complaint seeks compensatory damages and an injunction prohibiting the further publication of Clinton’s defamatory statements.
Tell me: if a sitting Republican House member sued a major Republican figure – say, President Trump or Mike Pence, or Mitch McConnell – for defamation, do you think it would be a major story?
Well, are our mainstream media treating the Gabbard suit against Clinton this way?
If there is anyone left who still wonders why I, and so many others, talk about media bias, I hope this will be instructive.