A federal judge did not look kindly on Dan Bongino’s claim that he suffered $15 million worth of damage to his reputation because The Daily Beast reported that his NRATV show was canceled when he claims he quit NRATV first.
This is the part of The Daily Beast article that caused such hurt fee fees for Bongino:
Bongino initially did not respond to numerous inquiries, but after publication he tweeted that news of his show’s demise was “fake news,” and promised to elaborate on his podcast.
He subsequently confirmed that [his show] is, in fact, ending, but suggested that the decision not to renew the show was his, not the network’s—a characterization questioned by one source familiar with the organization’s decision.
A day later, NRATV released a statement saying the network “made every attempt to retain [Bongino] in 2019,” but did not elaborate on the negotiations.
Not only did Bongino lose but he’ll probably have to pay the other side’s court costs and legal fees, too.
Read more about this in my post for Crooks and Liars.
(Bongino image via screen grab.)
The same thing applies to Eric Bolling’s 50 million dollar lawsuit against Yashar Ali from 3 years ago. You know, the one where Bolling didn’t like the fact that Ali had covered the story about Bolling sending unwanted sexting photos to his female co-workers until he got himself fired. Bolling announced his gigantic 50 million dollar lawsuit with a lot of sound and fury. And then Ali’s lawyer answered that they were ready to deal with Bolling in discovery and in court, and that they were going to countersue Bolling for far more. And then Bolling stopped talking about the suit. I wonder what might have happened to it. Hmm. Maybe it’s been tied up in procedures for 3 years or maybe Bolling forgot it was happening. Or maybe he did what he was told and backed down.
This is the same nonsensical approach we’ve regularly seen from Lin Wood, who has now been granted two pittance settlements for his 500 million dollar nuisance suits for Nick Sandmann. (And it would appear that Sean Hannity is hoping to get in on the action of the nuisance suits over coverage of his current legal woes, as he announced he’s retained Wood for that purpose…) One really has to consider whether these guys will ever learn their lesson. And to think – they’ve been the ones saying that liberals are somehow litigation-happy. I certainly haven’t seen President Obama or Joe Biden suing Fox News for 500 million.