By Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 5-12-20
The nonprofit organization that filed a lawsuit against Fox News claiming the news outlet violated a Washington state consumer protection statute with its coronavirus coverage said it would not back down following a motion to drop the case.
In a court filing submitted to the King County Superior Court in Washington state on Monday, the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics tried to persuade Judge Brian McDonald to allow the case to proceed by arguing print media were afforded a different set of First Amendment rights than cable networks.
Fox News filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit shortly after WASHLITE sued last month. The news outlet argued that the lawsuit was a “frontal assault on the freedom of speech” that “flagrantly violates the First Amendment and fails to state a claim.” » Read More