First a reminder from December last year:
You get a defamation suit! And you get a defamation suit! And YOU get a defamation suit! Everyone’s getting a defamation suit these days, thanks to conservative thought leader Rep. Devin Nunes, the influencer who started the trend when he sued a cow on Twitter for $250 million.
Now Fox News contributor Dan Bongino is joining the herd, hiring Nunes’ famous libelslander lawyer Steven Biss to make him whole after “a digital assassin owned and controlled by billionaire Clinton-devotees, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg” destroyed his reputation by implying that his departure from NRATV might have been less than entirely voluntary.
Bongino last appeared on JMG when he declared, “You can take your mask mandate and shove it right up your ass.”
Federal court grants Daily Beast’s motion to dismiss Dan Bongino’s defamation lawsuit with leave to file amended complaint, but finds the initial complaint “without merit” under Florida’s anti-SLAPP statute, so he’s on the hook for their attorneys’ fees. https://t.co/LkmKuAvB0A
— Adam Steinbaugh (@adamsteinbaugh) August 6, 2020
“It’s not a crybaby snowflake thing,” Bongino explained when he filed the suit. https://t.co/CQhWKcxVoM
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) August 6, 2020
among the hilarious details in this opinion: Bongino was required under Florida law to notify the Daily Beast five days before his action that he intended to sue. But… pic.twitter.com/t99qu20zMD
— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) August 6, 2020
Listen @dbongino when life hands you lemons DO NOT just throw the whole lemons into a blender, that’s not how you make lemonade. Also pay the Daily Beast for your dumb lawsuit haha https://t.co/dMmZ7PSjx1
— Noam Chonky (@hottakebob) August 6, 2020