Among the avalanche of ‘Russia’ allegations coming from the corporate media, as they try and discredit any entities that don’t follow the approved narrative, another company has filed suit in an attempt to preserve its reputation and hold journalism accountable, even cross border in Canada.
Consortium News has sued the Canadian TV network Global News for defamation in federal court in Virginia over a report that said CN was part of a “cyber influence” campaign “directed” by Moscow against a Canadian leader. Consortium News was founded in 1995 by award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry, who broke some of the biggest stories around the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980’s, reads a press release put out by Consortium News.
The lawsuit accuses the Corus Entertainment-owned network of entering into a business conspiracy with the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE)–Canada’s NSA—to “link …critics” of Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to “’Russia’ as a way of discrediting those critics and protecting themselves.”
The suit says: “Global received the storyline from CSE and then consciously regurgitated the preconceived narrative that it knew to be false. In its quest to paint Plaintiff as a ‘Russian collaborator’, Global abandoned journalistic integrity and ethics, misrepresented the content of CN’s articles, and applied false labels to Plaintiff.”
Consortium News is today created by a consortium of journalists, academics, freelance writers, former intelligence agency professionals, and an independent video producer. Most have served at the highest levels of their professions.
Multiple lawsuits, or threats of lawsuits, have been filed or made public in recent weeks. Conservative investigative outfit Project Veritas was the latest to announce a possible suit against the New York Times for defamation.