Dershowitz Issues Blunt Rebuke Of Nunes Suit: ‘He Has No Case At All’

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March 20, 2019 1:07 p.m.
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Trump cheerleader Alan Dershowitz is not siding with the President or Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of Trump’s staunchest allies, over the congressman’s lawsuit against Twitter and parody accounts that was filed Monday.

During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, the Harvard professor said Nunes has “no case at all,” neither on the grounds of Twitter’s alleged discrimination nor defamation.

“No, he has no case at all and it is wrong from a political and ideological point of view. If you don’t like what Twitter is doing, create an alternate company. If you don’t like what Facebook, if you don’t like what any of the others are doing, the American way is competition,” he said. “Look, a lot of people thought that the Democrats controlled the media and along came Fox. Now you have two sides presented. You can watch Fox and you can watch other programs. That is the answer. The answer is to create competing media.”

“But what about defamatory language, does he have a case there?” Fox News’ Sandra Smith asked.

“No, because the law in the United States is you can’t defame a group. You can’t defame conservatives. You can only defame individuals,” he said. “And If you’re a public figure in order to be defamed you have to prove reckless disregard for the truth. It’s gonna be very, very hard to do. He’s much better off using the money they’re gonna spend on lawyers to try to build alternative media companies which can compete in the marketplace of ideas. That’s the American way. “

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