Cassandra Fairbanks fights back against the slur heard round the world

Cassandra Fairbanks, the slur heard round the world and the complicity of crimes of omission

There’s a dearth of info on the recent (possibly historical) civil suit announced only days ago regarding activist-journalist Cassandra Trump who was accused of sending coded white power symbols. And from the White House press room, no less! Surely a scandalous and sensational enough story that the tweet from former NYT writer and current senior reporter at Fusion was almost instantly spun into an article at the Independent UK.

The Independent is a bastion of respected international journalism, somehow despite such recent clickbaity headline stretches as the April 29th article alleging that Donald Trump may be in the Illuminati as evidenced by his use of the “OK” hand symbol. In fact, that was the same day that Emma Roller tweeted a picture of Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks flashing the “OK” hand gesture with the caption “Just two people making a white power hand gesture in the White House.”

The suit, which was picked up pro bono by Barnes Law, is sure to fail unless they can prove Emma Roller acted with malice and “knowingly and recklessly” persisted in her slanderous dissemination of disinformation. Considering the fact that the very next day, the ADL published an article entitled (as if it could be any clearer), “No, the ‘OK’ gesture is not a hate symbol.” This article was made known to Emma but she still refused to delete her tweet “until the eve of the suit” as the complaint asserts.

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