Rachel Maddow & MSNBC Beat OAN $10M Defamation Suit, Again

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Rachel Maddow is still talking with MSNBC about a new contract, but the primetime host and her current cabler newser home just scored what may be a bonding TKO against One America News Newtork Reaffirming the decision by a San Diego-based U.S. District Court last year to toss out the conservative outlet's $10 million defamation […]
Rachel Maddow is still talking with MSNBC about a new contract, but the primetime host and her current cable news home just scored what might be a bonding TKO against One America News Network.

Reaffirming the decision by a San Diego-based U.S. District Court last year to toss out the conservative outlet's $10 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow and MSNBC, a trio of appeal court judges has advised the Robert Herring Sr.-founded OAN to chill the hell out.

"Turning to the merits, the panel held that Maddow's statement was well within the bounds of what qualified as protected speech under the First Amendment," said the summary of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's opinion on Tuesday of Maddow's July 2019 quip that OAN was "the most obsequiously pro-Trump right-wing news outlet in America really literally is paid Russian propaganda."

Maddow, who is MSNBC's top-rated host and one of the most watched on all of cable…
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