Friday, January 15, 2021

Full Import

We received a lengthy letter from Dominion's defamation lawyers explaining why they believe that their client has been the victim of defamatory statements.  Having considered the full import of the letter, we have agreed to their request that we publish the following statement:

American Thinker and contributors published pieces that falsely accuse Dominion Voting Systems of conspiring to steal the November 2020 election from Donald Trump.  These pieces rely on discredited sources who have peddled debunked theories about Dominion's supposed ties to Venezuela, fraud on Dominion's machines that resulted in massive vote switching or weighted votes, and other claims falsely stating that there is credible evidence that Dominion acted fraudulently.

These statements are completely false and have no basis in fact.  

It was wrong for us to publish these false statements.  We apologize to Dominion for all of the harm this caused them and their employees.  We also apologize to our readers for abandoning 9 journalistic principles and misrepresenting Dominion's track record and its limited role in tabulating votes for the November 2020 election.  We regret this grave error. 

-- Thomas Lifson, Editor and Publisher at, in a statement of abject capitulation to Dominion's lawyers, who must have a pretty good case for defamation, 15 January 2021

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