Rupert Murdoch has admitted his host backed Trump’s election lies in a new filing of a lawsuit against Fox News. This is a devastating admission of defamation.
via: Dominion Submission Below is Rupert Murdoch’s deposition.
Q: Did you notice that Fox did more than just host and provide a platform for these guests? correct?
A. I think he showed me the materials that backed up that.
Q. Do you know now that Fox actually backed this fallacy of stolen elections at times?
A. Not a fox, no, not a fox.But it could be Lou Dobbs, it could be Maria
Q. Did you ask Fox host Maria Bartiromo?
A. Yes.here we go
Q: Is Janine Pirro hosting Fox?
A: I think so.
A. Oh, many.
Q: Fox host Sean Hannity?
Q Lou Dobbs?
Q. Everything was in that document. correct?
A. Yes. About Fox supporting the story of the stolen election. correct?
A.No. Some commentators were in favor of it.
Q: About stolen election endorsements?
A. Yes.they supported
There it is. When FC chairman Rupert Murdoch was finally confronted with evidence, under oath, the accused Fox show host simply hosted these guests and made enough of a platform to hold Fox accountable. I acknowledged that I did more than I provided. infra pp.59-60 (publisher’s responsibility)
knowing or recklessly ignoring the truth, republishing false and defamatory statements). He admitted that each of Fox’s hosts (with the exception of Tucker Carlson) had endorsed the stolen election lie. , admitted that it would have been wrong to repeat these allegations against the Dominion had Carlson not contested, and Carlson admitted that he did not contest. And for many other reasons, Fox does not have a viable defense of neutral reportage, even if its doctrine is legitimate law.
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Rupert Murdoch’s admission was devastating for Fox News
This filing is absolutely devastating for Fox News. Fox News did not misunderstand the Dominion voting machine conspiracy. I did. They supported it and spread it deliberately. The organizer knew the defaming participant.
Why would Murdoch do this?
His plan seems to be to save the company by throwing the host under the bus.
Rupert Murdoch attempts to argue that he intervened and did not intervene in reporting and supporting The Big Lie.
Murdoch only cares saved $1.6 billion, And if an employee has to prepare to fall, that’s what he looks like to do.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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