Connect with us

Digest

Furious Hospital CEO Sued CNN For Fake Reporting… And Won BIG Time

CNN purposefully skewed infant-mortality rate statistics that cost a hospital CEO his job — and the judge did not mince words when it comes to the “fake news” being peddled from the network.

This win comes as Judge Orinda Evans outright rejected CNN’s bid to get the case dismissed, which continues the legal process.

Law News reports:

Davide Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN after they aired what he claims were a “series of false and defamatory news reports” regarding the infant mortality rate at the hospital. CNN’s report said the mortality rate was three times the national average. However, Mr. Carbone contends that CNN “intentionally” manipulated statistics to bolster their report. He also claims that CNN purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital in order to sensationalize the story.

“In our case, we contended that CNN essentially made up its own standard in order to conduct an ‘apples to oranges’ comparison to support its false assertion that St. Mary’s mortality rate was 3 times higher than the national average. Accordingly, the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’” said Carbone’s attorney L. Lin Wood, in a statement to LawNewz.com.

Wood says that as a result of CNN’s story Carbone lost his job and it became extremely difficult for him to find new employment in the field of hospital administration.

“False and defamatory accusations against real people have serious consequences. Neither St. Mary’s or Mr. Carbone did anything to deserve being the objects of the heinous accusation that they harmed or put babies and young children at risk for profit,” Wood said.

On Monday, Federal District Judge Orinda Evans ruled that the case could move forward, even ruling that she found that CNN may have acted with “actual malice” with the report — a standard necessary to prove a defamation claim.

“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice,” the order reads. CNN had tried to get the case dismissed.

SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about this verdict.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Harry Edmunds

    March 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Bankrupt the dumb bastards!

  2. Carl J Bujan Jr

    March 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    That’s all they do is make up stories to sell their lies. They say nothing of Plan Parenthood killing thousands of unborn babies but condemn a hospital mortality rate which turns out to be a lie.

  3. Sage Nighthawk

    March 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I truly hope and Pray that CNN is found Guilty of these Charges and made to Pay a Settlement that will force CNN into Bankruptcy and to SHUT DOWN this FAKE news media known as CNN (Clinton News Network)!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Most Popular