Two Georgia election workers sue far-right website over false fraud allegations

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 months ago  •  19 comments

By:    Peter Eisler - Reuters

Two Georgia election workers sue far-right website over false fraud allegations

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Dec 2 (Reuters) - Two Georgia election workers targeted by former U.S. President Donald Trump in a vote-rigging conspiracy theory have sued a far-right website that trumpeted the false story, alleging it incited months of death threats and harassment against them.
The defamation suit against The Gateway Pundit was filed Thursday by Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a voter registration officer in the Fulton County elections office, and her mother, Ruby Freeman, who was a temp worker for the 2020 election. The women were featured in a Reuters report published Wednesday on their ordeal.



The lawsuit names the Pundit, its founder and editor Jim Hoft, and his brother, writer Joe Hoft. It alleges they repeatedly published demonstrably false claims that portrayed the women as “traitors” who conspired to “steal the presidential election in Georgia.”



A lawyer for Jim Hoft and The Gateway Pundit did not immediately respond to a comment request Thursday morning. Joe Hoft did not respond to a comment request.
The lawsuit, filed in St. Louis Circuit Court, alleges that the Pundit’s “lies” about Freeman and Moss “devastated” their reputations and “instigated a deluge of intimidation, harassment, and threats that has forced them to change their phone numbers, delete their online accounts, and fear for their physical safety.” the suit says. Freeman went into hiding.
The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages,

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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 months ago

Jim Hoft, and his brother, writer Joe Hoft are real patriots and great writers. I agree with everything they said ... and no, that's not a tissue next to the blue cup, it's a crumpled up vote for the Don.

Anyone who does not accept the Gateway Pundits credibility is a thar theft digressive wadicule.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hallux @1    2 months ago

I hope the women take them for everything they have and the Gateway Pundit goes the way of the dodo

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    2 months ago

the wallet is the soft underbelly of well to do trumpsters.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @1    2 months ago

Were they 'right on' with everything they stated?

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    2 months ago

You need to ask the usual suspect.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.3  cjcold  replied to  Hallux @1    2 months ago
is a thar theft digressive wadicule.

Is that some sort of a literary reference? 

Don't think I read that book, but I do accept the compliment.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    2 months ago

I hope they take everything the Hoft brothers have. 

Gateway Pundit has for years now been barely a half step above Infowars. GP routinely misrepresents stories in the news.  It is the kind of place the term "fake news" was invented for. 

The really weird, but not surprising, thing is that Trump gave Gateway Pundit White House press credentials in 2017. 

 
 
 
Ender
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3  Ender    2 months ago

But, but, trump gets to lie...

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
3.1  TᵢG  replied to  Ender @3    2 months ago

How is it that Trump seems to skirt all consequences of his actions?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Ender  replied to  TᵢG @3.1    2 months ago

Every time.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  TᵢG @3.1    2 months ago

He made a deal with Satan

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.2    2 months ago

He is Satan?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.3    2 months ago

Satan's spawn...The Anti-Christ

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.4    2 months ago

Birthed from Satan's asshole.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.5    2 months ago

<snicker>

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.7  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.2    2 months ago

Satan would like to say something but he signed one of those NDA thingies.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hallux @3.1.7    2 months ago

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Kavika
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4  Kavika     2 months ago

Nail the bastards in court.

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.1  cjcold  replied to  Kavika @4    2 months ago

Don't think most courtrooms allow hammers, nails or 10ft crosses (how sad).

 
 

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