How A Lawsuit Could Cripple Fox News And Strengthen Democracy
Dominion Voter Systems dropped a nearly 200 page court filing in their lawsuit against Fox News that is vital to the fight for democracy.
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President Biden has assessed Fox News to be “one of the most destructive forces in the United States.”
Numerous academic papers have been written showing that Fox News viewers are given a distorted view of the world. Fox News is also like an addiction. Viewers who primarily consume Fox News, and even if they stop watching for a while, eventually return to their Fox News habit.
Dominion Voter System’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News has garnered attention from those who cover the media because it is both gigantic in size ($1.6 billion), and somebody has finally sued Fox News that has the resources to take them on.
Dominion filed a 192-page document with the court on Thursday that contained a look inside Fox News that is more devastating to the network than anything that has come before it.
The topline point is that Fox News knew it was lying when it pushed Dominion voting machine conspiracies after the 2020 election. Fox News executives, anchors, anchors, and staff knew that the election wasn’t stolen, but they lied to their viewers to help Trump retain power.
Fox News has been the most destructive and divisive media force in the country, so let’s talk about how this lawsuit could help to strengthen democracy.
Fox News Hosts Didn’t Buy The Big Lie, But The Goal Was To Help Republicans Win
The corporate media has focused on the dialogue between Fox’s primetime hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham who when talking to each other dismissed Trump’s lawyers as ‘nuts’, the voting machine conspiracies as ‘crazy’, and acknowledged that the election wasn’t stolen.
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