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Lies will cost Fox News dearly in Dominion settlement

Apr 21, 2023

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Though the final settlement number was for roughly half the lawsuit’s original ask, Fox News’ payment of $787.5 million to Dominion Voting Systems is the largest publicly known defamation settlement in U.S. history involving a media company. The network is currently facing other lawsuits that will keep it occupied for some time: There’s a $2.7 billion suit brought by another voting technology company called Smartmatic, and a former Fox News producer has filed two suits against the network.

Straight Arrow News contributor Rashad Richey argues Fox News knew it was lying and created its own facts and narrative to suit its ideological interests.

So Fox News is having to pay a whopping $787.5 million lawsuit settlement. Why? Because of lies, lies.

So they’re paying almost a billion dollars because they could not figure out how to be credible with their audience and not lie. They could not pull this off. Now, here’s what’s interesting. This massive settlement was done because the trial would have been worse. The trial would have exposed that obviously executives knew that Dominion Voting Systems did not engage in some massive cover-up, some type of massive, Deep State dynamic, but the network continued to promote it, to say, “Yes, Donald Trump is right. The election must have been stolen — Dominion is behind it.” No, that’s not what happened. That’s not even what they believed.

Text messages have already revealed that Tucker Carlson and others knew good and damn well that Donald Trump lost the election. They also knew that Trump and his impact would end up being a net negative for the Fox News network. What were they chasing? They were not chasing truth. They did not chase content for accuracy. They chased a narrative, a narrative that said, “We don’t care what the truth is. We will bypass that truth for the sake of keeping up the narrative.


Here’s the reality. Many news places you go now, they’re not telling you truth. They’re not even giving you opinion news. They’re giving you a narrative. That’s it. Seek opportunity to engage in news stations, news content that actually provides news. I’m an opinion guy, but I’ll let you know I’m an opinion guy. I don’t represent that I’m a hard-line news person. But even with me being an opinion commentator, I utilize facts to create the conclusion based on those sets of facts. The facts should not be created. The facts are what they are. What Fox News did according to the lawsuit, they created facts that were lies and that is a problem.

Okay, let’s talk about the lies of Fox News and media generally. So Fox News is having to pay a whopping $787.5 million lawsuit settlement. Why? Because of Lies, lies. So they’re paying almost a billion dollars, because they could not figure out how to be credible with their audience and not lie. They could not pull this off. Now, here’s what’s interesting. This massive settlement was done because the trial would have been worse. The trial would have exposed that obviously, executives knew that Dominion voting systems did not engage in some massive cover up some type of massive, Deep State dynamic, but the network continued to promote it to say, yes, Donald Trump is right. The election must have been stolen dominion is behind it. No, that’s not what happened. That’s not even what they believed text messages have already revealed that Tucker Carlson and others knew good and damn well that Donald Trump lost the election. They also knew that Trump and his impact would end up being a net negative for the Fox News Network. What were they chasing? They were not chasing true. They did not chase content for accuracy. They chased a narrative, a narrative that said, we don’t care what the truth is. We will bypass that truth for the sake of keeping up the narrative. Here’s the reality. Many news places you go now, they’re not telling you truth. They’re not even giving you opinion, news. They’re giving you a narrative. That’s it. Seek opportunity to engage in news stations, news content that actually provides news. I’m an opinion guy, but I’ll let you know. I’m an opinion guy. I don’t represent that. I’m a hard line news person. But even with me being an opinion, commentator, I utilize facts to create the conclusion based on those set of facts. The facts should not be created. The facts are what they are. What Fox News did according to the lawsuit, they created facts that were lies and that is a problem.

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