Judge Rules CNN “Recklessly” Published News Report with “Actual Malice”


Davide Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN after they aired what he claims were a “series of false and defamatory news reports” regarding the infant mortality rate at the hospital.

It cost Mr. Carbone his job and his career in hospital administration. Mr. Carbone contended that CNN intentionally manipulated statistics to bolster their report and ignored positive information.

CNN likes to sensationalize. Look what they did with Flight 370 for example.

Carbone’s attorney said it “fit the definition of fake news”.

“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,” his lawyer said.

On Wednesday, Federal District Judge Orinda Evans ruled that the case could move forward, even ruling that she found that CNN may have acted with “actual malice” with the report — a standard necessary to prove a defamation claim.

“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,” the order reads. CNN had tried to get the case dismissed, LawNewz reports.

Donald Trump this past week said CNN is synonymous with very fake news. Look what comes up when you do a search for CNN.

Read the judge’s decision at LawNewz on Scribd.

This week Donald Trump said he’s not calling CNN fake news any longer, he’s branding it very fake news. As it turns out a judge found CNN to be fake news as well.


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