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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Right-wing online opinion website American Thinker has issued a retraction of false, unsupported, and debunked stories it published about Dominion Voting Systems and the company's role in the 2020 presidential election. ... Friday's online statement, posted by American Thinker editor and publisher Thomas Lifson, was notable for its careful wording, which seemed to acknowledge that it would likely lose a defamation lawsuit by Dominion, rather than sincerely taking responsibility for publishing information it knew not to be true.

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The overall tone of Friday's retraction recalls the near-identical fact checks that ran on Fox News and Fox Business in December regarding false claims made about Smartmatic, after the Florida-based voting machine company threatened litigation. Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro -- along with Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell -- had pushed unsupported claims that Smartmatic had changed votes for Trump to Biden, and suggested that Dominion Voting Systems was a front for Smartmatic. Newsmax also issued a fact check after repeating similar claims about Smartmatic.

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STFU. Continue with the lawsuit. The damage is done.

#1 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2021-01-16 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Every last one of these disgusting liars needs to be sued into non-existence.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-01-16 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Do a Parler on them and sue them into oblivion! This needs to be done to every lie spewing website.

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-01-16 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Will the site change its approach, or will it just continue in the lies until someone else decides to sue them.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-16 01:21 PM | Reply

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