Read Trump Campaign’s letter threatening legal action against CNN for systemic bias

Read Trump Campaign’s letter threatening legal action against CNN for systemic bias

Following the release of undercover videos produced by Project Veritas showing CNN’s systemic bias against President Trump, the Trump’s campaign informed on October 16, 2019 CNN President Jeff Zucker that it plans to sue him and his network.

Here is the text of the letter sent to CNN:

Dear Mr. Zucker and Mr. Vigilante:

This firm is litigation counsel for President Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. We write concerning your biased reporting practices relating to our clients. The terms “you” and “your” in this letter shall collectively refer to CNN Broadcasting, Inc., CNN Productions, Inc., CNN Interactive Group, Inc., the website located at CNN.com, and all broadcast television stations owned, operated or affiliated with the foregoing.

Your website expressly represents to the public, in writing, that you are “journalists,” “truth seekers,” “united by a mission to inform, engage and empower the world,” and you “stand for excellence in journalism and [your] products.” See https://www.CNN.com/About (emphasis added). Your slogan is “The Most Trusted Name in News”. Your Facebook account claims you are “widely known to be – the most trusted source for news and information.” Your anchor, Don Lemon, stated on June 6, 2019, as a keynote speaker at Financial Times Live Future of News: “We don’t profess to be a liberal network, we’re a news network … we have a commitment to the truth and to facts, which has really been paramount, especially always at CNN.” Mr. Zucker said in an interview with Variety, published on August 2, 2016: “[O]ur air, as opposed to others’, is truly fair and balanced.” (Emphasis added.)

Statements like “excellence in journalism,” “most trusted source for news and information,” “commitment to the truth and to facts” and “truly fair and balanced” are statements that would be widely considered throughout the journalism community and news industry as journalism that complies with industry-accepted codes of ethics, including the Society for Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. That code — written by journalism experts for practicing journalists (available at https://www.SPJ.org/pdf/spj-code-of-ethics.pdf) (the “Code”) — provides in pertinent part:

“Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest … in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.” (Emphasis added.)

“Journalists should:

“Verify information before releasing it.”

“Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.”

“Label advocacy and commentary.”

“Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.”

“Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Disclose unavoidable conflicts.”

“[A]void political and other outside activities that may compromise integrity or impartiality, or may damage credibility.”

“Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage.”

“Abide by the same high standards they expect of others.”

(Emphasis added.)

Recently released video footage of individuals alleged to be your employees (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7XZmugtLv4) (the “Footage”) indicates that your reporting relating to President Trump is contrary to your own mission and the aforementioned Code of Ethics. Your own employees appear to state that CNN is focused on trying to “take down President Trump,” driven by a “personal vendetta” that Mr. Zucker purportedly has against him, rather than reporting the news in an objective manner. In the Footage, your employees appear to state that CNN attempts to make its reporting appear neutral and unbiased, when in fact its reporting is far from neutral and highly biased against the President. Among other statements, your employees appear to state the following: Nick Neville, Media Coordinator at CNN, states:

“Jeff Zucker, basically the president of CNN has a personal vendetta against Trump”

“[Jeff Zucker has] had an ongoing feud with Trump since The Apprentice” (where Zucker was a producer)

“I totally want to do just like the truth, the dogged reporting. But then you have higher up executives like Zucker and other people, who are saying we gotta make profits…so it turns into like certain things that you do are trying just to attract viewers, then it becomes kind of a comedy show” “Don Lemon comes on, he makes you think he’s objective news, but he’s blatantly opinionated. So either disclose where you’re coming from or get someone whose a little bit more objective. Don Lemon…love him or hate him he’s blatantly anti-Trump, he’s blatantly left. So maybe Don Lemon could disclose that, but CNN makes it appear as though we have 24 hours of unbiased news, that’s not true.”

Cary Poarch, a CNN employee in the Washington, D.C. bureau, states:

“CNN purports to be facts first, and that’s just not the case”

Christian Sierra, a Media Coordinator at CNN, states:

“There’s just nothing we can do if Zucker wants impeachment every single day to be the top story … He wants impeachment above all else”

“I hate how everything is all Trump all the time now, everyone at the network complains about it, they hate covering Trump every day”

“Our Democratic interviews are like softballs, compared to the Republicans”

The aforementioned examples are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years. We also expect substantial additional information about CNN’s wrongful practices to become known in the coming days and weeks. Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called “mainstream” news, as the current situation.

Your actions are in violation of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.), among other applicable laws, by constituting misrepresentations to the public, to your advertisers, and others. Accordingly, my clients intend to file legal action against you, to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Please contact the undersigned to discuss an appropriate resolution of this matter, which would include a substantial payment of damages, as well as all other appropriate measures that are necessary to fully address the magnitude of the situation. This letter is not intended as a full or complete statement of all relevant facts, applicable law, causes of actions or legal remedies, and nothing herein is intended as, nor should it be deemed to constitute, a waiver or relinquishment of any of my clients’ rights, remedies, claims or causes of action, all of which are hereby expressly reserved.

Haashim Atangana Kamena “is not a dawah activist of Walk-in islamic Info Center”

Haashim Atangana Kamena “is not a dawah activist of Walk-in islamic Info Center”

On October 17, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter in Toronto:

On October 14, 2019 Mr. Haashim Atangana Kamena, a Muslim street preacher, was recorded preaching on the corner of streets Yonge and Dundas in downtown Toronto holding a sign that reads: “Free Info on Islam.” An identical sign is regularly used by Muslim Dawah activists who operate the Islamic booth at Dundas Square. The Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter operates an Islamic Dawah booth at Dundas Square.

In his Dawah speech Mr. Haashim Atangana Kamena said among other things: “The Jews control the media” and “Islam is going to win.”

Link to the video: https://www.facebook.com/ron.banerj/videos/10162442817305361/

Questions

  • Is Haashim Atangana Kamena a Dawah activist of the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter?
  • Did the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter give permission to Haashim Atangana Kamena to use the sign “Free Info on Islam”?
  • Do the statements by Haashim Atangana Kamena reflect in whole or in part the true teachings of Islam as being taught by your Dawah organization?

Mohammed Obaidullah, Volunteer President and Owais Rafi, Vice President of the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter, responded:

We hope this email finds you in the best of health. Thank you for your inquiry. Following are the answers to your questions. Mr. Haashim is not a dawah activist of Walk-in islamic Info Center and we do not know him. The sign Free Info on Islam Mr Hashim is using is not our sign.

Jagmeet Singh retracts offensive racist anti-Conservative statement

Jagmeet Singh retracts offensive racist anti-Conservative statement

During a campaign stop Welland, Ont on October 17, 2019, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was asked if he would respect a hypothetical Conservative majority.

Responding to the question, “Just to be clear, you will not respect if Andrew Scheer wins the most seats, you will not allow him to form government, you will oppose that,” Jagmeet Singh said: “We don’t respect Conservatives. No.”

A day later Jagmeet Singh retracted his offensive anti-Conservative statement: “I believe that we need to build a country where we welcome everybody, we respect everybody, and I feel bad about what I said. We’re going to have differences of opinions. I want to make it clear: Our whole movement has been about making sure people feel welcome, they feel accepted and people should be accepted no matter what their political views are.”

The Ontario Human Rights Commission defines “race” as “a social construct” based on the understanding that “society forms ideas of race based on geographic, historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors, as well as physical traits, even though none of these can be used to justify racial superiority or racial prejudice.”

According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, “Racism is a broader experience and practice than racial discrimination. Racism is a belief that one group is superior to others… It can also be more deeply rooted in attitudes, values and stereotypical beliefs.”

Based on the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s definition of racism, Jagmeet Singh’s statement “we don’t respect Conservatives” is not only offensive but also may fall under the category of racism.

Watch Project Veritas exclusive insider videos on CNN ignored by Canadian media

Watch Project Veritas exclusive insider videos on CNN ignored by Canadian media

Project Veritas has started on October 14, 2019 releasing undercover video and audio recordings of CNN executives, including CNN President Jeff Zucker, that expose CNN’s blatant biased editorial policy against President Donald Trump and the Republicans.

I sent a media inquiry to CBC, CTV, Global News, CityNews, 680 News, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun and National Post asking why this breaking news story hasn’t been reported by their media outlets. None responded.

Related: Canadian media ignores Project Veritas exposing CNN’s blatant bias

Project Veritas Videos

Toronto Muslim preacher: “I blame women for getting raped because they dress provocatively”

Toronto Muslim preacher: “I blame women for getting raped because they dress provocatively”

Fighting Hate in Canada sent a letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory and the Anti-Hate Network (Bernie Farber and Evan Balgord) about Al Haashim Atangana Kamena, a Muslim street preacher who earlier this week incited hate against an identifiable faith-based group. Here are excerpts from his statements at Toronto’s Dundas Square (recorded on video on Monday October 14, 2019):

The media is controlled by the Jews. The Jews, the very least, they control the media and they [the Jews] are doing everything possible to demonize Islam, right? So because they are doing everything possible to demonize Islam, they [the Jews] want to make people think that Islam is all about terrorism and things like that… [See] what’s is going on with the media. The media is controlled by the Jews… Islam is going to win, so you need to understand that Islam is the solution for all the problems that America has.”

In recent years Al Haashim Atangana Kamena also condemned homosexuality, justified death penalty for gays and spoke against immodesty:

If you are gay you are cursed because it is disgusting because you are a man and you are having sex with another man which is the cause of AIDS… Homosexuality is wrong and a sin and if you are a homosexual you are cursed… when you die you will have to answer to God for your evil Satanic actions…”

The Punishment for homosexuality is death in Islam. If a person calls himself a Muslim and practises homosexuality he is not a Muslim. Islam is not a “male run religion of convenience for all of you self serving, ineffective and sexually dysfunctional men.”

I blame women for getting raped because they dress provocatively. The reason why Muslim women gets raped in Muslim country is because there is no shariah implemented as a system of government. If the shariah was implemented in Muslim countries people would not dare to do it because the punishment for rape is death. We Muslims are not pedophile and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the best man that ever lived on this earth and he was not a pedophile. By the way I was born in Canada. Why does Muslim women who wear long dress and covers her head aren’t targeted for sex attacks in Toronto? Why is it that Rapists and sexual predators only target women that dress so provocatively? Because Muslim women have nothing to show in regards to her body.”