Evidently feeling like they had to up the ante after the owner of a much larger but still similarly failing under self-inflicted damage social network sued Media Matters, the team at Truth Social led by dipshit CEO Devin Nunes on Monday filed a defamation complaint against Guardian News and Media LLC, Hollywood Reporter LLC, The McClatchy Company LLC dba Miami Herald, Alex Mena, Reuters News and Media Inc, Rolling Stone LLC, Nexstar Media Inc dba The Hill, Deadline Hollywood LLC, Accretive Capital LLC dba Benzinga, MarketWatch.com LLC, Forbes Media LLC, Axios Media Inc, The Daily Beast Company LLC, G/O Media Inc dba Gizmodo, Salon.com LLC, New York Daily News, Newsweek, MSNBC Cable LLC, Mediaite LLC, DMG Media Ltd dba Daily Mail, and CNBC LLC for reporting on Truth Social’s massive losses and deeply precarious financial position.
“Today Truth Social filed a defamation lawsuit that is likely unprecedented in history, incorporating twenty publications – and even more may be added. All of them published the same false information about Truth Social and refused to fully retract their stories. To the Fake News outlets that think themselves above accountability: we’ll see you in court,” says the network’s official account in the announcement. In a shred of fairness, the warnings over this lawsuit do predate Musk’s freakout at Media Matters by two days. Still can’t help but feel like Nunes and Trump pulled the trigger to ride the wave a little bit alongside Musk’s crusade against a free press.
There’s definitely some FOMO to this too. Of course it’s better National Zero doesn’t get sued by Truth Social, it’s just… Well we actually didn’t pick up the story about the losses, so we can tell ourselves that we would’ve been listed in the complaint if we did. It’s a comforting thought.