Monday, April 1, 2013

Will Colorado Citizen's Lawsuit Have Chilling Ramifications for Freedom Of The Press?

PPPS (Denver)—A Colorado Citizen today filed a shocking lawsuit in the Federal District Court in Denver today, challenging the very foundation of the 1st Amendment right guaranteeing freedom of the press.

PPPS - Could individual on right be Citizen Pete?
In his lawsuit, a Colorado resident, named only as Citizen Pete, claimed irreparable harm and mental anguish due to several news organizations, and some individual reporters and news personalities, failure to report information and facts in their possession in a timely manner.

Named in the lawsuit were: ABC News, CBS News, NBC NEWS, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, NPR, PBS, AP, Politico and the Denver Post.

The White House Press Corpse, 2013 (PPPS photo)
A nearly identical copy of the lawsuit was also simultaneously filed in the Washington, DC District Court naming certain individuals collectively known as the White House Press Corpse, and in the International Court of Justice at the Hague, naming the BBC News, CNN, Reuters News, Al Jazeera, and the Associated Press.

It should be noted that the Pundit Pete Press Service was among the only major news organizations not labeled as defendants in the case.

The lawsuit, which most media pundits are today labeling as outrageous, unconstitutional and frivolous, claims that: not reporting certain facts in the possession of the news organizations and named individuals, We the People, and Citizen Pete in particular, are robbed of information rightfully ours, are unable to accurately evaluate certain news stories, and are deprived of their ability to make rational decisions regarding public policy, public elections, and public polling.
Furthermore, by intentionally withholding certain information regarding specific news stories, the named individuals and news organizations have illegally influenced elections, prevented informed policy discussions, and have allowed certain government officials to evade appropriate indictment and prosecution.
The lawsuit goes on to list certain negative consequences to Citizen Pete resulting from the inaction by the named defendants, and including extreme mental anguish and an extended period of depression, following the November 6, 2012 elections. 

One of the stories not covered.
The lawsuit specifically lists more than 1000 news stories for which information was withheld or where there was a failure to report the stories at all by the defendants. Among them were the following:
  • What was in the ObamaCare bill before it was passed.
  • That the murders at the Benghazi Consulate were a terrorist action.
  • That numerous individuals in the Obama Administration lied about Benghazi.
  • Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, the "Choom Gang"
  • Fast and Furious
  • Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party and other Tea Party Events
  • Black Conservatives
  • Anything truthful about Mitt Romney
  • A "Colorado reporter's" tough question to Press Secretary Jay Carney
  • Citizen Pete's debate with David Axelrod

Several news organizations, including the majority of the named defendants, failed to report the lawsuit story at all today.

A few news organizations, and several prominent pundits have declared the lawsuit to be a fundamental threat to press freedom, stating that no individual or news organization can be compelled to report the facts.

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  1. THis is fabulous! I have been waiting for someone to finally bring this travesty into the light. Good for Pete! He should have a march to CBS/ABC/NBC news headquarters with signs showing their lead anchors with blinders on or tape across their mouths. I would join in in a heartbeat! Thank you Pete!

  2. Too bad those of us who know the truth are busy working, you know, that critical endeavor that enables us to keep a roof over our head, the wolf/irs from the door, and food on our table. Otherwise, I'd be at the WH every day with a sign.

  3. "I'm just glad that Beth Hunt and KATV are there for Central Arkansas families to be the guiding light in this world of darkness. What would we do without them?"


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