Seth Rich’s parents sue Fox News, say murder used as ‘political football’


Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich

Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich

The parents of murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich are suing Fox News, claiming his 2016 slaying was used as a “political football.”

Joel and Mary Rich say Fox News, a reporter and a guest commentator presented “lies, misrepresentations and half-truths” in a May 2017 article about the murder of their son, who served as the DNC voter-expansion data director at the time he was killed. The article, which was later retracted, claimed an FBI forensics examination revealed that Rich had leaked emails to WikiLeaks before he was murdered. Fox said the story was not subjected to its “high degree of editorial scrutiny.”

The Rich family lawsuit claims Fox reporter Malia Zimmerman and Fox guest commentator Ed Butowsky made up the story linking their son to WikiLeaks.

“No parent should ever have to live through what we’ve been forced to endure,” Joel and Mary Rich said in a statement that was reported by the Associated Press. “The pain and anguish that comes from seeing your murdered son’s life and legacy treated as a mere political football is beyond comprehension.”

Seth Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Rich, and brother, Aaron

As WND has reported, Rich, 27, had accepted a …read more

Source:: World Net Daily