Mainstream media goofed again—and they’re paying for it (literally). Recently, First Lady Melania Trump collected $3 million from publisher Associated Newspapers upon the Daily Mail releasing an August 2016 feature (a two-page bomb) entailing an escort service employing Mrs. Trump back in her modeling days. (Of course they threw in an apology.)
The Mail published their empty words about how First Lady Trump’s then employer, an Italian modeling agency, was “something of a gentleman’s club,” which was followed by how her New York-agency employer “operated as an escort service for wealthy clients.”
Similar to media majority’s perpetual claims of the infamous Trump-Russia collusion, the Daily Mail came forward with nothing to back their anti-puff piece.
Here are key points from Associated Newspapers’ lawyer when speaking to a judge:
AN lawyer: “The defendant acknowledges that these claims about the claimant [Melania Trump] are untrue, and we retract and withdraw them. … The defendant is here today publicly to set the record straight and to apologise to the claimant for any distress and embarrassment that the articles may have caused her.”
The Daily Mail’s statement:
“We accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true, and we retract and withdraw them. We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her.”
Apparently, they got off lucky. The Trumps initially considered $150 million for that unnecessary blight. Mrs. Trump, however, took The Mail’s amends. (That being disclosed, Mail journos better be getting paid well if their pub. could potentially shill out that much money, damn!) Hats off and respect to Mrs. Trump.