Seth Rich murder lawsuits filed by parents and Rod Wheeler dismissed, Claimed Fox News caused them emotional distress and engaged in “extreme and outrageous conduct”

Seth Rich murder lawsuits filed by parents and Rod Wheeler dismissed, Claimed Fox News caused them emotional distress and engaged in “extreme and outrageous conduct”

“Let me tell you something. They were all over that woman,”
“And it was the type of stuff we ran into with the outfit (the Chicago mob). Intimidation just by watching her, making their presence known. … Just to let her know ‘We can do what we want.’ ”…Attorney David Schippers, Clinton investigator

“I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.”…Kim Dotcom

“Burkman said in an interview that he considered Selig like a brother and was badly shaken by his friend’s death.”
“The tragically ironic part is Glenn’s last words to me were, ‘Be careful,’” Burkman said. “It’s just a tragedy — terrible.””…Politico Jan. 24, 2018

 

From the NY Times.

“A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that was brought against Fox News by the parents of Seth Rich, the young Democratic aide whose unsolved murder was turned into fodder for a lingering right-wing conspiracy theory.

In his dismissal of the lawsuit, Judge George B. Daniels said he sympathized with Mr. Rich’s parents, but added that they had not been personally defamed by the story — despite the fact that it included “false statements or misrepresentations.”

Mr. Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary, filed the suit in Federal District Court in Manhattan in March, arguing that Fox News had caused them emotional distress and engaged in “extreme and outrageous conduct” by publishing a fabricated article claiming that their son had leaked thousands of internal emails from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks. Those emails were then released to the public in an act that proved damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The story, published on the Fox News website on May 16, 2017, implied that Mr. Rich’s death on the streets on Washington in July 2016 had occurred in retaliation for the leaks, even though no evidence supported that conclusion. Mr. Rich’s parents held that Mr. Rich — then 27 — had been killed during an attempted robbery.

Within a week, Fox News retracted the story, saying that it had not met its standards, but the conspiracy theory has persisted, fueled by prominent conservatives like Newt Gingrich, the Fox News pundit Sean Hannity and the right-wing broadcasters Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones of Infowars. The rumors about Mr. Rich’s death were embraced by some supporters of President Trump, who used them to undercut the notion that Russian operatives had been responsible for the leak.

“It is understandable that plaintiffs might feel that their grief and personal loss were taken advantage of, and that the tragic death of their son was exploited for political purposes,” Judge Daniels wrote. But he added that he had no choice but to dismiss the suit, because Fox’s conduct did not amount to the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The judge also noted that Mr. Rich could not have been defamed by the story under New York law, because he was dead.”

“In a related decision, Judge Daniels also dismissed a separate lawsuitbrought against Fox News, Ms. Zimmerman and Mr. Butowsky by a private detective who had played a central role in the retracted story.

The detective, Rod Wheeler, was hired by the Rich family on Mr. Butowsky’s recommendation to help them investigate their son’s death. Mr. Wheeler — who was himself a Fox News contributor — was quoted in the story as saying there was “information” linking Mr. Rich to WikiLeaks. But he later accused Fox News and Ms. Zimmerman of misrepresenting what he had said, calling that action part of a coordinated effort with the White House to smear Mr. Rich and “shift the blame from Russia.””

Read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/nyregion/seth-rich-fox-news-lawsuits.html

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

Advertisements

49 responses to “Seth Rich murder lawsuits filed by parents and Rod Wheeler dismissed, Claimed Fox News caused them emotional distress and engaged in “extreme and outrageous conduct”

  1. citizenwells

    “As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”…George Orwell, “1984″

  2. CW……….
    ………….and isn’t it really odd that the parents of Seth Rich seem to NOT WANT his murderer(s) captured?

  3. AND TODAY………
    ………..on the Smithsonian Channel the ongoing mission of the USNS Comfort Hospital ship is being broadcast. It is a great pleasure to watch the work of the medical teams of the ship at each port of call. The USNS Comfort was originally a US Navy Hospital ship. She was transferred to USNS service ,now uses a civilian crew, and travels the world over to ports of call where medical care is nearly non existent. The US Government foots the bill for her operation, but when I see how many people are being helped who otherwise would not have any medical care whatsoever I find it heart wrenching to watch. Maybe I am a bit of a sad sack, but when you watch the operation on a 7 year old child which saves her life you can’t help choking up a little. If you didn’t you probably aren’t human.

  4. AND, ………
    …………if I was only half my present age I would be volunteering to be one of the engineers aboard the USNS COMFORT. This seems like a great idea, and for a younger man would probably be a choice job. I hope the USNS Comfort has a long life.

  5. citizenwells

    oldsailor.
    I would never have allowed my kid, grown or not, to become enmeshed in that evil empire within that evil city.

  6. CW………..
    …………..but exactly why would Seth’s parents NOT WANT HIS KILLERS CAPTURED. I have a gut feeling that they are under threat of harm themselves from the same bastards who murdered Seth.

  7. GW, I agree.

    Who wouldn’t want to find their son’s killer, unless they were threatened? Most parents spend a lifetime looking for their child’s killer so that they can have some sort of closure, but if mom and dad just want to sweep it under the rug, other forces are most likely at work. There’s something very wrong with this picture.

  8. citizenwells

    “He could not remember what had happened, but he knew in his dream that in some way the lives of his mother and his sister had been sacrificed to his own. It was one of those dreams which, while retaining the characteristic dream scenery, are a continuation of one’s intellectual life, and in which one becomes aware of facts and ideas which still seem new and valuable after one is awake. The thing that now suddenly struck Winston was that his mother’s death, nearly thirty years ago, had been tragic and sorrowful in a way that was no longer possible. Tragedy, he perceived, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there was still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.”…”1984” George Orwell

  9. citizenwells

    “The terrible thing that the Party had done was to persuade you that mere impulses, mere feelings, were of no account, while at the same time robbing you of all power over the material world. When once you were in the grip of the Party, what you felt or did not feel, what you did or refrained from doing, made literally no difference. Whatever happened you vanished, and neither you nor your actions were ever heard of again. You were lifted clean out of the stream of history.”…”1984” George Orwell

  10. CW Re; 4:31 PM
    …………..and if you become a believer of BULL$HIT you are probably incapable of RATIONAL THOUGHT, which is the gross product of an extremely low intellectual level.

  11. This is what the lying democrats call a natural born Citizen of the USA?

  12. Bob Strauss………
    …………drug smoke pouring from the mouth of the LOST VILLAGE IDIOT FROM KENYA……..NEVER A US CITIZEN……..AND ALL THE AMERICAN LOW IQ PEOPLE SWALLOWED HIS HOPEY CHANGEY BULL$HIT HOOK LINE AND SINKER! SEEMS TO SAY THERE ARE A HELLUVA LOT OF AMERICANS WHO NO LONGER CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES.

  13. oldsailor86 | August 4, 2018 at 4:47 pm |

    Bob Strauss………
    …………drug smoke pouring from the mouth of the LOST VILLAGE IDIOT FROM KENYA……..NEVER A US CITIZEN……..AND ALL THE AMERICAN LOW IQ PEOPLE SWALLOWED HIS HOPEY CHANGEY BULL$HIT HOOK LINE AND SINKER! SEEMS TO SAY THERE ARE A HELLUVA LOT OF AMERICANS WHO NO LONGER CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES.

    ********************

    Somebody did a lousy job of obeying their oaths of office to allow the usurper to get away with what he did in 8 years, complete dereliction of duty!

    Trump rally!

  14. AND THIS AFTERNOON…………
    …………..I WATCHED A VIDEO OF AN EVENT THAT NEARLY BROUGHT ME TO TEARS. THIS WAS THE STORY OF THE SINKING OF THE BRITISH HOSPITAL SHIP LANCASTRIA EARLY INTO WW2. THE FILTHY STINKING NAZIS ATTACKED A CLEARLY MARKED BRITISH HOSPITAL SHIP WHERE THERE WAS OVER 5000 INJURED TROOPS BEING RETURNED TO THEIR HOMELAND. IT WAS SUNK WITH A HELLISH LOSS OF LIFE. there WAS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SWIMMING TOWARDS SHORE. APPARENTLY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO HAVE SUNK THE SHIP THE LUFTWAFFE BASTARDS RETURNED TO DO MASS MURDER BY STRAFING THE SWIMMING SURVIVORS. THIS SORT OF CRIMINAL ACT IS SOMETHING WHICH MAKES ME WISH THAT THE ATOMIC BOMB HAD BEEN OPERATIONAL DURING THE WAR IN EUROPE………..AND SEVERAL DROPPED ON THE BASTARDS WHO FANTASIED THEMSELVES AS SUPERMEN. A COUPLE OF 50 MEGATON NUKES WOULD HAVE BEN THE PERFECT RESPONSE FROM THE ALLIES.
    TODAY I THINK WE ARE SEEING THE REGENERATION OF ANOTHER NAZI PARTY RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA. I FURTHER BELIEVE THAT BLOODY STREET FIGHTING IS NOT FAR OFF……….AND WORSE TO FOLLOW. IT SEEMS CLEAR THAT THE LUNATIC LEFT WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN STOPPED BY MILITARY FORCE. THIS COULD BE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!!! SUCH MURDEROUS PEOPLE ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR OWN LUNACY………AND PROBABLY IT WILL REQUIRE THE MILITARY TO CRACK A LOT OF SKULLS TO GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO THE SICK POS.

  15. fhl………..
    ………….there might be some accuracy in the description of the next California election.!!!! Poor little Kermit……takes a lot of abuse!!!

  16. CW ……
    ………in re reading my 4:31PM comment it might sound as though it is directed at you personally. Such WAS NOT MY INTENTION………rather I meant the response for everyone’s consumption…….and is intended to reflect how I feel about the words of the LOST VILLAGE IDIOT FROM KENYYA. I applaud Joe the plumber. He saw through the IDIOT’S CRAPOLA in 20 seconds flat! In addition Joe told Lil Barry what he could do with his” hopey changey” baloney in some pretty basic language! Three cheers for JOE THE PLUMBER!

  17. citizenwells

    oldsailor, never worried about that, but thanks anyway.

  18. AND MOMENTS AGO………
    …………I learned that a TAQUIYA practicing MUSLIM IS RUNNING ON THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET FOR GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN. I pray that the people of Michigan are aware that this individual will not be a LEGAL CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, if he is advocating the introduction of SOCIALISM. If people vote for him they are out of their minds. His name is ABDUL EL SAYED.

  19. AND NOW………
    …………I have learned that Russia has given Steven Seagal a SPECIAL ENVOY TO AMERICA status. Could he be Putin’s special messenger to US.?

  20. AND THIS AFTERNOON……….
    ………….a MIT professor is saying to forget Russia, the real problem is ISRAEL. The professor must be a relative of Pochahantas …………he sounds about as whacky as she is.

  21. AND NOW………..
    ……………bathhouse soap dropper, ROM IMMANUAL is now feeling the heat for having spent too much time playing DROP THE SOAP with his GOOD BUDDIES at the bath house instead of running the city of Chicago. EH CUMPARI !!!!!!

  22. AND NOW………
    ………….the rabid lunatic left are once again foaming at the mouth as they try to accuse President Trump of attempting to assassinate MORON MADURO. Had it been President Trump who planned it the HALFWIT IN VENEZUELA would now be DEAD…………it would not have been a BOTCH JOB, or play acting!!!!!

  23. AND THIS TIME……….
    …………Wells Fargo is being blamed for over 200 people having lost their homes. I ASK RATIONAL PEOPLE HOW THE HELL IS IT WELLS FARGO’S FAULT WHEN A PACK OF MORONS REFUSE TO WORK, AND THINK SOMEBODY ELSE SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR DILAPIDATED SHACKS IN CALIFORNIA. SUCH PEOPLE DESERVE TO LOSE THEIR HOMES!!!! TIME FOR THESE PEOPLE TO GET A JOB, INSTEAD OF LAYING AROUND AND DOING NOTHING.

  24. AS EACH DAY PASSES……….
    ………….THE RABID, HOWLING, MAD DOGS, OF THE LUNATIC LEFT FOAM AT THE MOUTH, SCREAM THEIR INVECTIVES, AND TRY TO MAKE RATIONAL PEOPLE BELIEVE UP IS DOWN. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT THERE WILL BE A TSUNAMI OF RED IN THE MID TERMS.

  25. AND TODAY……….
    ……………we received the weekend Chicago casualty report……….77 shootings, with 11 dead. All while the mayor was playing DROP THE SOAP each day at the bath house. Chicago BURNS while ROM PLAYS.

  26. SOON……….
    …………..Alex Jones, and Infowars will be suing YouTube, Facebook, and Apple for interfering with his CIVIL RIGHTS as a FCC permitted internet broadcaster. The US Constitution 1st Amendment guarantees his right to broadcast, and he has the right to publish as he sees fit……..yet the New York Times, or the Washington Post are NOT interfered with………Time for a complaint to the SCOTUS, by Alex Jones. The crapola being pursued against Alex Jones is STANDARD LIBERAL PROCEDURE when they have NO OTHER WAY. I pray he takes it to the SCOTUS. If he wins he will be in a position to sue all three for billions. LIBERAL DEEP POCKETS CANNOT CORRUPT THE SCOTUS.

  27. LIBERALS with DEEP POCKETS……….
    ……….have finally TEMPORARILY silenced Info Wars, and Alex Jones. Lets see if President Trump allows the ILLEGAL squelching of Jones to stand. Alex Jones now needs to take his case to the SCOTUS. He will win! He was ILLEGALLY sanctioned by all three entities.

  28. AND NOW………..
    ……………more and more sick TWISTED LIBERALS are seeing BIGFOOT . Some even say that bigfoot got close enough to them for them to smell him……they testify that he smelled like limburger cheese. In truth it was more than likely their own stinking bodies they were smelling.

  29. AS the LIBERALS…….
    …….do their drugs there will without a doubt be a lot more sightings of Bigfoot…….particularly in the states where the mentally unbalanced drug heads reside!!!!. Just think when pot becomes legal for recreational use in California there will be thousands of Bigfoot sightings, then following him will be lots of E.T. sightings. OHHHHHHH WELLLLLLLL!!!!

  30. MAYBE CHRIST WILL……..
    ………..even return, and take up preaching on street corners in California, Oregon, and Washington. OHHHHHHH WELLLLLLLL!!!

  31. AND UNITE THE RIGHT………..
    …………..these snotnosed stinking a$$ed low IQ punks haven’t the slightest idea what America stands for. All these halfwits want to do is create mayhem. If they keep it up they might find themselves being impaled by a soldiers bayonet. I think it would not be out of the question for President Trump to declare MARTIAL LAW in DC, and start fracturing the skulls of the snotnosed POS who think they can do what they please under martial law. Time for a few of them to be made examples of………GO GET EM PRESIDENT TRUMP !!!

  32. The Ku Klux Korean:

  33. AND SO IT BEGINS………..
    …………Trump supporter beaten senseless with blood gushing from his head by ANTIFA PIECES OF $HIT in Portland Oregon. Time to bring in the National Guard, and start fracturing some ANTIFA skulls with riot batons, and make examples of them. If it is ok for them to beat the hell out of someone then it is ok to fracture the bastard’s skull with a baton………..done in the name of SELF DEFENSE.

  34. fhl…….
    ………….driving Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. DIKE !!!!

  35. IN LOOKING AT…………
    …………….Rick Gates past it becomes clear that he too is a SNEAK. He will say or do anything that he thinks will save his a$$………..even lying under oath. He has cut a SNEAK deal with Mueller for immunity from prosecution………..but Mr. Gates will NOT ESCAPE GOD’S COURTROOM, where there is no such thing as immunity. One by one all stinking pieces of excrement who have conducted their life of crime upon innocent people disappear into a hole in the earth, and are soon forgotten. Such people might win a battle or two in their lifetime, but they always LOSE THE WAR !!!!………… SO WHAT HAVE THEY GAINED????????

  36. Dirty Bob’s star witness against Manafort is a criminal who ran John Mccain’s campaign in 08.

    Can’t dirty bob find anyone who’s on the level to testify in his witch hunt?

  37. The gov’t can’t silence speech.

    So they find someone in the private sector to do it for them. Social media companies.

  38. Btw. The spy working for Feinstien wasn’t her driver.. He was her office manager for 20 yrs. The ‘he was only her driver’ schtick was just another deceitful lie by the enemies of the American people to try and cover for their sides crimes.

  39. AND IT IS……..
    ………OK FOR THE MEDIA TO LIE TO PEOPLE……….BUT when Alex Jones says ANYTHING the media and the lunatic left start screaming their invectives. These people some of whom head up some high tech organisations have simultaneously canceled, or blocked his broadcasts, and have removed a great deal of broadcasts. Sadly none of them have ever come forward with conclusive proof that Alex Jones is wrong. What this translates to is the SICK LIBERAL PIECES OF $HIT with deep pockets have been deliberately blocking his broadcasts, and removing as much of the INFO WARS archives as they can. The same pieces of human excrement will NOT ESCAPE their DAY OF RECKONING IN GOD’S COURTROOM.

  40. WITH RESPECT TO……
    …………..the FRISCO DIKE………….the JIG IS UP!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s