Pres Trump on Legal Notice from Media Law Firm for Satire Video

Trump CNN video

Washington D.C – On Sunday President Trump tweeted a hilarious video where he TKOed the superimposed CNN logo on a body in under thirty seconds. The original video is of Trump during the 2007 Wrestlemania XXIII, wrestling to the ground WWE owner Vince McMahon. The video of Trump plummeting CNN is widely seen by Trump supporters as a representation of the entirety of the liberal MSM who are constantly hostile to their conservative values and poking some harmless fun back at them. In a video the media watchdog group Media Research Center calls the MSM “overwhelmingly liberal.” The Washington Times reports that, “[a]  mere 7 percent of journalists identify as Republicans, and when they do give money to political campaigns they usually donate to Democrats.”

During his presidential campaign and since his nomination and inauguration, Trump can frequently be heard calling the MSM “fake news,” and often in their presence. In an usually early 2020 campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 29, a capacity crowd of Trump enthusiasts chanting “CNN sucks” reverberated throughout the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center stadium. In what some would consider karma, the event was broadcast on CNN.

The fake news charges come among claims by the some Democrats in Congress and the MSM that Trump and or his associates have colluded with the Russian government to attempt to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential election if opinion polls were close to favorable among other things. Two years of several Congressional committees’ investigations and by hundreds of liberal reporters hasn’t found any evidence of collusion. Under oath recently, former FBI director James Comey has testified that there is no evidence of collusion. CNN also had to demand the resignations of reporters for publishing a fake story. Fake stores have become more commonplace since the election of Donald Trump and comes as former Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation. In a headline to an article even the Washington Post says, “Sarah Palin files convincing lawsuit against the New York Times editorial board.”

The media law firm that sent the legal notice is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP). Bruce Brown is senior partner at the firm and issued the legal notice in a press release.

 

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown is senior partner at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press law firm

This law firm has a IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. On its 2015 IRS 990 Form, page 2, 4a, says it is a “Legal Defense and Research” firm that “[p]rovides around the clock, pro bono services to all news media.” Tax exempt entities are restricted in their political speech which means in its public notice the RCFP broke this requirement. The 501(c)(3) restrictions are:

IRS 501c 3 restrictions_LI

The reasons the RCFP may lose its tax exempt status it do to a genius move by President Trump. On January 20, 2017, the same day he was inaugurated as the forty-fifth president of the United States, he filed his 2020 campaign papers with the Federal Elections Commission. Presidential candidates usually file about 18 months before a primary election but by doing so now in the words of a Zero Hedge article:              

“501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would no longer be able to engage in ‘political speech’ which could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election without running the risk of losing their nonprofit status. The move effectively bars interest groups from creating nonprofits which they could funnel money into for the purposes of opposing Trump’s initiatives. This will likely create chaos for political opponents of Trump.”

 The article continues,

“How 501(c)(3) organizations will comply with the FEC’s regulations when participating [in] an[y] actions which qualify as political speech remains to be seen.”

The legal notice says in part, “We condemn the president’s threat of physical violence against journalists.” Yet, according to the creator of the CNN gif, and in a twist of irony, in a CNN article, he says, “The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN.” Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert added that “no one would perceive” the tweet as a threat. Brown’s may follow up his notice with a lawsuit against President Trump if he doesn’t relent in criticizing the liberal media.

Brown’s contact information:

Bruce Brown‭
     ℅ Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press‭
1156‭ ‬15th St.‭ ‬N.W.,‭ Ste ‬1250
Washington,‭ ‬D.C.‭ ‬20005

Bruce Brown ‬202-795-9301‭
‭direct email form: ‬http://www.rcfp.org/rcfp/comment/index.php?message_to=Bruce

info@rcfp.org‭ ‬  hotline@rcfp.org‭ 

 

Brown’s board of directors consist of many liberal media personalities who attack President Trump regularly. Some of the same people are on the steering committees. As members of a tax exempt organization they stand in violation of speaking against a presidential candidate as they are in dual rolls while on news shows criticizing President Trump. As of January 1, 2017 board members are:

J.‭ ‬Scott Applewhite
Senior Photojournalist
The Associated Press‭

‬Wolf Blitzer
Lead Political Anchor,‭ ‬Anchor‭ “‬The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer‭”
‬CNN‭

‬David Boardman
Dean,‭ ‬School of Media and Communication
Temple University‭

‬Chip Bok
Editorial Cartoonist
Creators Syndicate‭

‬Jan Crawford
Political and Chief Legal Correspondent
CBS News‭

‬Michael Duffy
Executive Editor
Time Magazine‭

‬Richard Dunham
Professor of Multimedia Journalism and Co-Director of the Global Business Journalism Program
Tsinghua University,‭ ‬Beijing‭

‬Ashlea Ebeling
Associate Editor
Forbes Media LLC‭

‬Susan Goldberg
Editor in Chief
Bloomberg News National Geographic magazine and its news operation‭

‬Fred Graham
Founding Member‭

‬John Henry
Board Secretary-Treasurer
Freelance‭

‬Nat Hentoff
Columnist
Universal Uclick‭

‬Jeff Leen
Assistant Managing Editor,‭ ‬Investigative Unit
The Washington Post‭

‬Dahlia Lithwick
Senior Editor
Slate‭

‬Anthony Mauro
Supreme Court Correspondent
The National Law Journal‭

‬Jane Mayer
Staff Writer
The New Yorker‭

‬David McCumber
Washington Bureau Chief
Hearst Newspapers‭

‬John McKinnon
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal‭

‬Doyle McManus
Washington Columnist
Los Angeles Times‭

‬Andrea Mitchell‭
‬Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent,‭ ‬Host MSNBC’s‭ “‬Andrea Mitchell Reports‭”
‬NBC News‭

‬Maggie Mulvihill
Co-Founder,‭ ‬Co-Director/Senior Investigative Producer
New England Center for Investigative‭ ‬Reporting‭

‬Bill Nichols
Managing Editor
Politico‭

‬Jeffrey Rosen
Legal Affairs Editor
The New Republic‭

‬Carol Rosenberg
Military Affairs Correspondent
The Miami Herald‭

‬Thomas Rubin
Chief Intellectual Property Strategy Counsel
Microsoft‭

‬Eric Schmitt
Senior Writer/Washington Correspondent
The New York Times‭

‬Alicia Shepard
Media Consultant
Freelance‭

‬Margaret Low Smith
President AtlanticLIVE,‭ ‬Vice President The Atlantic
The Atlantic‭

‬Jennifer Sondag
Standards Editor,‭ ‬Americas
Bloomberg News‭

‬Paul Steiger
Executive Chairman,‭ ‬Board of Directors
Pro Publica‭

‬Pierre Thomas
Senior Justice Correspondent
ABC News‭

‬Saundra Torry
Editorial Writer,‭ ‬Member of the Editorial Board
USA TODAY‭

‬Judy Woodruff
Managing Editor and Co-Anchor
The PBS News Hour

RCFP could be defending itself over its tax exempt status for its public political bias against President Donald J. Trump.

 

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2 thoughts on “Pres Trump on Legal Notice from Media Law Firm for Satire Video”

  1. Lmao! Trump will withdraw their 501c status! Besides CNN colluded with Clinton Campaign. Can hardly call them independent News Agency! They are not only Fake News they’re CORRUPT NEWS! If RCFP is smart they’ll lick their wounds and walk away. Harvard study supports POTUS comments regarding MSM. Give it up! CNN dug their own grave. MSNBC not far behind!

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