The Daily Beast reports:
Alex Berenson, the former New York Times reporter who became “the pandemic’s wrongest man,” suggested on Monday night that he would sue Twitter for banning his account for repeatedly violating the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.
And Fox News host Tucker Carlson not only urged the self-professed “COVID contrarian” to “sue the crap” out of the social media site but he also offered to “fund” Berenson’s potential lawsuit.
First Amendment and defamation lawyers have said Berenson has little to no shot in court while suggesting that the threat of a lawsuit is merely a way to squeeze money from his readers and fans.
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What he wants is to crowdfund a lawsuit, that he knows he will lose (he has no case whatsoever) and pocket the leftover money. It is a grift, through and through.
— Ari Cohn (@AriCohn) August 30, 2021
After Being Banned, Alex Berenson Claims to Tucker Carlson Twitter ‘Defamed’ Him https://t.co/UoT29hr9to
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 31, 2021
Tucker Carlson not only urges Alex Berenson to “sue the crap out of these totalitarians,” but he also tells Berenson that he wants “to fund” his lawsuit against Twitter.
“I do. I mean that.” pic.twitter.com/2SAxRO7SjH
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 31, 2021