Leave it to the lamestream fake news mobs to distort actual words and context of a political foe’s statement and create their own fake news story – precisely what leftist propaganda networks did with attorney Sidney Powell’s recent filing in the Dominion defamation case.
It started with well-known leftist propaganda website Axios that posted a story about Sidney Powell’s attorney filing a motion to dismiss the defamation case against Powell. Axios called Powell “the pro-Trump lawyer who spread baseless claims of election fraud” and claimed that she stated in her motion that no reasonable person would conclude that her accusations of Dominion were statements of fact.
Powell argues in her motion that “no reasonable person” would conclude that her accusations of Dominion’s election-rigging scheme “were truly statements of fact.
This conveniently edited line ripped out of context from the original was quickly replicated by other leftist propaganda outlets to litter the web with the political take on the story that Powell has gone back on her statements of voter fraud in the 2020 election via Dominion voting machines. But the full original statement tells a different story. Thanks to Washington Examiner, people saw the context and real text of what Powell really said:
In light of all the circumstances surrounding the statements, their context, and the availability of the facts on which the statements were based, it was clear to reasonable persons that Powell’s claims were her opinions and legal theories on a matter of utmost public concern. Those members of the public who were interested in the controversy were free to, and did, review that evidence and reached their own conclusions — or awaited resolution of the matter by the courts before making up their minds. Even assuming, arguendo, that each of the statements alleged in the complaint could be proved true or false, no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact.
The meaning of the full statement in its right context is obvious. Powell’s motion says that all media statements are opinions unless proven in the court of law. It uses the word “arguendo” meaning for the sake of the argument – which the propaganda cartels categorically omitted while doing their mini story about Powell’s statement.
After the propaganda network of the deep state – aka lamestream media – went abuzz with their false story about her motion, Sidney responded to the propaganda via her social media and on her website. Her website statement reads:
“The #FakeNews is lying to everyone about our filing in the Dominion case. My position has not changed. We will be taking them to the mat”. – Sidney
It is obvious that leftist fake news machinery, starting with Axios, tried another lame and cheap fake news story to attempt to damage Sidney and mislead her supporters in order to protect the 2020 election fraud. It’s rated 10/10 on Skepticle Scale and dismissed as garden variety fake news.