The memes are becoming real, as today we just got word about a Federal Judge in Atlanta Georgia who gave an initial judgement in favor of a hospital CEO who accused CNN of fake reporting i.e. fake news propagation.
Some of us who are used to the fake news narratives pedaled by the mainstream media may wonder what’s all the hubbub. Well, even if Judge Orinda Evans didn’t say it loud and clear that CNN is engaged in blatant fake news/falsehoods on a daily basis, she did accused the news media outlet in her initial judgment of intentionally skewing statistic to reflect negatively on a West Palm Beach hospital.
Hence, we can call it official: CNN is a fake news outlet, right? The Atlanta Judge gave an 18 page order which allows the case to move forward, thus dismissing CNN’s bid to get it thrown out of court.
The plaintiff is the former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Mr. David Carbone respectively and he filled a defamation lawsuit against the news media giant after CNN aired what he describes as a series of defamatory and false news reports.
One may ask so, what else is new Carbone? Welcome to mainstream media extravaganza.
However, the defamatory news reports were pretty gruesome, as CNN claimed that the infant mortality at David Carbone’s hospital was 3 times the national average, which is a very serious accusation by any metrics.
Mr. David Carbone claims that CNN manipulated the statistics intentionally for making their so-called report more sensationalist (read click-bait), while ignoring genuine information that would look favorable to St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Carbone’s attorney Lin Wood said in a statement that, let me quote:
“In our case, we contended that CNN essentially made up its own standard in order to conduct an ‘apples to oranges’ comparison to support its false assertion that St. Mary’s mortality rate was 3 times higher than the national average. Accordingly, the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’”
According to Lin Wood, Mr. Carbone lost his job in the aftermath of CNN’s fake news extravaganza and obviously, it became very difficult for him to find new employment in his field of expertise, i.e. hospital administration. Stating the obvious, Lin Wood said:
“False and defamatory accusations against real people have serious consequences. Neither St. Mary’s or Mr. Carbone did anything to deserve being the objects of the heinous accusation that they harmed or put babies and young children at risk for profit”
The order reads:
“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice,”
Keep in mind that CNN tried to get this case dismissed, let that sink in real good folks.