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Bateman v AP - 2012-11-13 - ECF 3 - Complaint

Bateman v AP - 2012-11-13 - ECF 3 - Complaint

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11/13/2012 3
COMPLAINT against Defendants Associated Press, CCC, Comcast, NBC Universal, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom Inc, Walt Disney Company.Case assigned to Judge Margaret M. Morrow for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian.(Filing fee $ 350:IFP GRANTED) Jury Demanded., filed by plaintiff Brent Bateman.(ghap) (Entered: 11/14/2012)
11/13/2012 3
COMPLAINT against Defendants Associated Press, CCC, Comcast, NBC Universal, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom Inc, Walt Disney Company.Case assigned to Judge Margaret M. Morrow for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian.(Filing fee $ 350:IFP GRANTED) Jury Demanded., filed by plaintiff Brent Bateman.(ghap) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

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COMPLAINT
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JURY TRIAL DEMANDED
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Plaintiff BRENT BATEMAN, doing business as
film
distribution
firm,
RACE FOR THE TRUTH,
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through legal Pro Per, alleges the following:
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20
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NATURE/CAUSES
OF
ACTIONS22
1.
The Associated Press, (AP), a legal non-profit "cooperative," along with all other said23 listed Defendants, et. al, are
in
direct
and
blaring violation
of
the RICO Act
of
1964,
specifically
24
related to multiple sections that include: sections
471, 472,
and
473
relating to counterfeiting,
25
section
1343
related
to
their direct violation
of
wire fraud, section
1426
related to reproduction
of
26 naturalization
or
citizenship papers, section
1951
related to inference to commerce
and
extortion.27 The Associated Press, by and through
its
non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service, is28
bound
by federal tax law
to
maintain its mission statement objectives
or
suffer losing its unique
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and
special classification
under
the Internal Revenue Service as a non-proflt entity.3
2.
The
Associated Press, along with its members listed
in
this complaint, et al, have a vested4 interest
and
combine ownership
of
more
than
92%
of
all news, entertainment,
and
world media in5
the
United States. In addition, the Associated Press admits
in
its
o·wn
active complaint filed
in
6 Press
v.
Meltwater,
that
Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence
in
Journalism
found
that7 "much"
of
the "news" people receive contains
no
orig=illal
reporting.
8
9
The
active AP lawsuit against Meltwater affirms
that
95%
of
all news stories
in
the United States are
10
delivered by
the
mainstream United States media, via said listed defendants, through the Associated
11
Press monopolistic business practices, which led
the
United States to find
the
'so-called' non-profit
12
AP
guilty
in
1945
of
violating the
Shennan
Anti-
Trust
Act, specifically
to
control a near monopoly
13
on the
news
and
entertainment industries,
and
financial release
and
infom1ation via Sections
1
and
14
2
of
the
Sherman Act, specifically the 'concerted' activities (agreements)
with
all listed defendants,
15
to
mislead
100%
of
AP's subscribes,
their
members,
and
their audience:
the
world pubic
at
large.16
17
In the Associated Press
v.
United States,
1945,
the
United States Supreme
Court
held
that
because
18
the Associated Press has
not
held a monopoly,
and
was,( as is today), irrelevant
to
their continuing
19
violations
of
this act established
to
protect
the
market place from suffering any kind
of
business,
20
social,
or
economical monopoly over
the
jurisdiction
of
the United States by choice
or
force
and
no
21
by
nature
or
chance,
or
simply because there is
noother
competitor in
the
marketplace.
22
23
The
United States Supreme
Court
also held in Associated Press
v.
United States,
1945,
that
through
24
the release
of
its
inforn1ation, news, entertainment,
and
financial news gathering services
and
25membership
based
products,
the
Associated Press
and
its
trade, is carried
out
among
the
states and26categorized
it
as interstate commerce. Most importantly,
the
Supreme
Court
decision
in
1945
held27
that
simply because the Associated Press, via its membership
and
its
92%
share
of
the entire media,
28
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1 news, financial,
and
entertainment industries releases, the
APand
its members media controL, does2
not
qualify
them
any circumvention
of
the Sherman Act simply because the Associated3 Press is a 'non-profit' 'cooperative,
the
Supreme
Court
held,
and
could
not
render
the
the Sherman4 Act inapplicable. The Associated Press, along with 100%
of
its members, including all listed5 Defendants
in
said complaint, along with, inadvertently, all paying subscribers
to
the Associated6 Press products
and
services from all over the United States
and
the world, have engaged
in
a7 conspiracy
to
commit fraud
by
virtue
of
the
'rule
of
reason' clause defined in the
dayton
Anti Trus8 Act
of
1914, specifically relating
to the
massive news
and
entertainment mergers
and
acquisitions,9 as well as the Federal Communication Commission's rulings
that
news, entertainment, radio,10 television,
and
internet business
and
entities can 'gobble up'
and
now currently control nearly 95%
11
of
all releases through these media mediums
an
their related industries. Although
the
Associated12 Press can claim
no
vested interest
in
any
of
these mergers
and
acquisitions, that is simply not the
13
case, as
per
the Clayton Anti
Trust
Act
of
1914, again specifically relating
to
'exclusive dealing14 agreements,' which the Associated Press has with each member, as well as different pay schedules15
and pay
fees for
any
and
all
paying subscribers, via different arrangements
and
legal agreements,
as
16 openly admitted
in
current
active litigation in Associated Press
v.
Meltwater.
17
18
In
Associated Press
v.
Meltwater, the AP admits they use different scales
and
different fees for19 different clients
and
different subscribers.
20
21
3.
As
the
Associated Press is a news
and
aggregate news, entertainment, financial,
and
22world news leader in the field
of
news gathering
and
'so-called' journalism,
and
its duty as per its23Internal Revenue Service awarded non-profit certificate,
the
Associated Press
must
setve the best
24
interest
of
the public, which includes the authenticity
of
any
and
all
documents, whether verbal,
25
26
27
28
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