by Brandon Butler
Trump Sues NYT Over Opinion Article 2/26/2020

Michael M. Grynbaum and Marc Tracy reporting for the New York Times:

President Trump’s re-election campaign sued The New York Times for libel on Wednesday, alleging that an Op-Ed article published by the newspaper falsely asserted a “quid pro quo” between Russian officials and Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Mr. Trump often threatens to sue media organizations but rarely follows through. The lawsuit, filed in New York State court in Manhattan, is the first time his political operation has taken legal action against an American news outlet since he took office. […]

“The Trump campaign has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable,” Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for The Times, said in a statement.

“Fortunately, the law protects the right of Americans to express their judgments and conclusions, especially about events of public importance,” Ms. Murphy added. “We look forward to vindicating that right in this case.”

Let’s part the veil and peer into Crazyverse, where Trump wins this lawsuit. With this new precedent set against news outlets being unable to print an opinion, how does Fox News stay in business? How do Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh keep their jobs?

Here’s the article Trump is sad about.