robosmith Posted February 17 Report Share Posted February 17 Fox's Murdoch called election fraud claims a 'Trump myth' Quote Trump allies like Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell appeared on Fox News and falsely claimed Dominion software may have manipulated vote counts in favour of Biden. Wild claims about the company's origin story, connecting it to the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, were also made. Dominion sued Fox News in March 2021 in Delaware state court. Through the discovery process, Dominion has gained access to internal Fox emails and several network hosts and executives have sat for depositions, as has Fox Corp. chair Rupert Murdoch. The result, according to the plaintiffs in Thursday's filing obtained by CBC News, was that "witness after witness has admitted under oath that they have not seen evidence proving Dominion stole the 2020 Presidential Election or that they do not believe Dominion did." Dominion alleges, citing some of the Fox messages, that the network wanted to keep up with the likes of Newsmax and OANN on the electoral fraud claims in order not to lose viewers to those other two networks. Dominion says it didn't stand by idly at the time, pointing to "over 3,600 separate communications to Fox with at least a dozen separate and widely circulated fact-check emails — each pointing to verifiable third-party information debunking the claims." Furthermore, the company said, rulings in other cases establish precedent that publishers can't hide behind the fact the false utterances were made by non-employees. What do the internal Fox messages say? Dominion's filing includes dozens of emails and statements in which Murdoch and Fox executives and hosts say that the claims made about Dominion on-air were false. "Sidney Powell is lying," host Tucker Carlson said to his producer on Nov. 16, 2020, while host Sean Hannity referred to Giuliani as "acting like an insane person" around the same time. Carlson also lashed out a female Fox reporter who tweeted a fact-check on Trump fraud claims, saying it was "measurably hurting the company" and that she should be fired. The tweet by the reporter was deleted within hours. Proof Fox hosts care far more about company PROFITS than reporting the TRUTH. That is WHY they deserve the name: FOX LIES. Of course this is NOT the first time. Fox News won a court case by 'persuasively' arguing that no 'reasonable viewer' takes Tucker Carlson seriously Fox lawyers are ON RECORD saying Carlson should NOT BE BELIEVED. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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