Fox News lost yet another attempt to wriggle out from under a massive $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems in response to lies the network told about the company after Donald Trump lost the 2020 Election.
Despite Trump’s election lies being debunked over and over again and his multiple lawsuits being thrown out of court because of lack of evidence, Fox News falsely accused Dominion of rigging their voting machines for President Joe Biden.
Dominion fired back by filing a defamation lawsuit, and so far, the evidence is on Dominion’s side. So, when Fox News filed yet another motion to dismiss, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis denied it. In fact, Davis not only denied the motion, but he also noted that Rupert Murdoch and his family were likely involved in telling the lies.
According to Bloomberg News:
“Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis on Tuesday denied Fox Corp.’s motion to dismiss the suit, saying Dominion Voting Systems had shown that the Murdochs may have been on notice that the conspiracy theory that rigged voting machines tilted the vote was false but let Fox News broadcast it anyway. Dominion cited in its suit a report that Rupert Murdoch spoke with Trump a few days after the election ‘and informed him that he had lost,’ the judge noted.
Davis noted in his ruling that, according to Dominion’s suit, various news outlets reported that Rupert Murdoch spoke with Trump and other senior Republicans shortly after the election and urged them to drop their election-fraud narrative and concede defeat. The voting-technology firm was also able to point to a claim that Murdoch urged a Republican leader to ask other politicians in the party not to endorse Trump’s false theory about Dominion, the judge said.”
This puts both Fox News and Murdoch in the cross hairs of what would be a devastating lawsuit should they lose. But it’s not like the network doesn’t deserve it. It has been shamelessly lying for decades, especially since Republicans orchestrated the abolishment of the Fairness Doctrine.
Fox News knowingly accused Dominion of rigging voting machines without having any evidence whatsoever. It perpetuated the lies on Donald Trump’s behalf and Rupert Murdoch could have prevented it but did nothing. Both he and his seditious network must be held accountable.
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