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CNN: SE Cupp: The irony behind Giuliani’s legal loss

In this week’s episode of Unfiltered, SE Cupp points to a number of Republicans — including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — who have been sued for defamation, arguing that many characters on the right want to be the only arbiters of speech. #CNN #News


Live by the sword. Die by the sword. Am I right? I’m S.E. Cupp, and this is unfiltered. Well, it’s more bad news for poor old Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and former personal lawyer to the quadruple indicted former President Donald Trump. After turning himself in in Georgia last week, on charges

Related to the effort to overturn Trump’s election loss there in 2020. Giuliani suffers another blow this week. A federal judge ruled against him in a defamation case brought by two Georgia election workers who claim they suffered emotional and reputational harm. After Giuliani made false statements accusing them of ballot tampering

After the 2020 election. Giuliani failed to provide information sought in subpoenas related to the defamation suit after he claimed he was no longer able to contest the allegation that he made false and defamatory statements about the election workers. His legal team said his actions were a Cost-Cutting measure

And not an admission of wrongdoing. And ensuing trial will determine the amount of damages for which he’ll be held liable, maybe in the millions of dollars. Now, this is rich with irony. Remember when Donald Trump, Giuliani’s favorite client, and arguably the reason he’s in so much trouble today promised in February 2016

To open up our libel laws if he became president Why, in his words. So when the New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, we can sue them and win money. We’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before, he said. Once he became president,

He made the threats again. Fortunately, two things stopped him from weaponizing the presidency to attack the press. For one, there’s the First Amendment, which protects freedom of the press. Thankfully, and then there’s this inconvenient fact that there’s no federal libel law that Trump could have pushed Congress

To change libel cases are based on state laws because federalism. Now, it’s no surprise Trump’s tried to shut down free speech, especially when it’s not positive toward him. But be careful what you wish for. Trump’s counter defamation suit against Eugene Carol was tossed out earlier this month by a judge

Who ruled that Trump can’t claim he was defamed when Carol said he raped her. Trump has denied all wrongdoing. Remember, Fox News had to pay Dominion voting systems a whopping $787 million to settle that defamation suit after Fox hosts made blatantly untrue statements that Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election

In an even bigger settlement. Right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones had to pay Sandy Hook families more than $1,000,000,000 for defaming them. Other Trump acolytes have tried to get in on the speech action. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis introduced a series of bills that would overhaul the state’s defamation laws

And make it easier for private citizens to sue the press. But after conservative media outlets complained, the legislation was shelved. Meanwhile, DeSantis is being sued by Disney for violating their First Amendment rights. It’s almost as if these characters on the right want to be the only arbiters of speech.

It’s almost as if they want their speech protected, but everyone else is shut down. It’s almost as if they don’t care about free speech at all, which almost sounds like authoritarianism. That’s it for me. See you next week.




  1. It is better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt, – attributed to the bible

    I'll shut up now.

    Too bad that Giuliani never learned that lesson. He must have skipped that day in Sunday school.

    That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

  3. Biden has zero chance of winning a fair election against Trump. You guys better come up with some other scheme because charging him with everything under the sun isn't going to work.

  4. I just did a trawl of the internet SE, and as far as I could see Alex Jones still hasn't paid the Sandy Hook families a farthing of the damages money he owes them — BRING BACK DEBTOR'S PRISON! 🤬

  5. Georgia population increased 1,024,255 from 2010 to 2020.
    ☆Georgia Voters increased 1.1 million from 2012 to 2020.
    ☆Georgia population of non-citizens is about 9.7 percent.
    ☆Georgia population under Eighteen years old is about 23 percent.
    ☆Georgia Brad Raffinberger and the Georgia Board of Elections authorized 300 unsecured illegal Dropboxes and gathered 550,000 illegal ballots.
    Georgia Officials Willfully and Maliciously lied to pollwatchers to get them to leave their post.
    ☆Georgia hid a box of unsecured and UNSEALED ballots under a tablecloth for 8-14 hours.

    Donald J TRUMP had the RIGHT to question Election 2020. DONALD J TRUMP had the DUTY to ask Brad Raffinberger to do his Job.

    The appearance of wrong is wrong in itself! Running Illegal ballots through machines will give you the same illegal tally, until you remove the illegal Votes. As long as Illegal Votes remain in the Count, the Count is Illegal, Georgia!

  6. (Daniel 9:27 was fulfilled in August 13 2023 also when the woman began travailing in birth in order to fulfill the time of the gentiles, three riders were released within 2020 and 2023. These words are true and worthy, he who has ears to hear let him hear.)

    "And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven."

    "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

    Bible, Gospel of Luke, chapter 21.

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

    Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16 to 18.

    "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep."

    First Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 3 to 6.

    "Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee."

    Acts, chapter 8, verse 22.

    "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

    Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 3.

    "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

    Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4, verse 17.

    "After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight."

    Hosea, chapter 6, verse 2.

    "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

    Peter, chapter 3, verse 8.

    "knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

    Peter, chapter 3, verse 3 to 4.

    "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."

    First Thessalonians chapter 5, verse 3.

    "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

    First Thessalonians, chapter 4, verse 16 to 17.

    "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

    First Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 52.

    "I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left."

    Gospel of Luke, chapter 17, verse 34 to 36.


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