Dershowitz Stomps on Devin Nunes Lawsuit: He ‘Has No Case at All’ Against Twitter
Fox News legal analyst Alan Dershowitz bluntly dispatched with Rep. Devin Nunes‘ (R-CA) much-derided $250 million Twitter lawsuit, saying the congressman has “no case at all” in the suit against the platform and users like “Devin Nunes’ Mom.”
On Wednesday morning’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, co-anchor Sandra Smith asked Dershowitz about the lawsuit, and about Donald Trump‘s support for it.
She began by asking Dershowitz if Nunes has “a strong case?”
“He has no case at all,” Dershowitz said, adding that “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 or any of the others are doing, the American way is competition. Look, a lot of people thought that the Democrats controlled the media, and along came Fox. Now you have two sides, 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?” 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,” Dershowitz replied. “If you’re a public figure, in order to be defamed, you have to prove reckless disregard for the truth. It will be very, very hard to do.”
Dershowitz conceded that Trump might have a point about bias in social media, but said “the answer is not to go to the law courts and try to get them to control what private media companies are doing and saying. The answer is competition.”
Watch the clip above, from Fox News.
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