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Tue Jun 21, 2022, 06:23 PM

Fox News Parent Has to Face Defamation Suit Over Vote-Rigging Claims

Source: Bloomberg

Fox News’s parent company can be sued by a voting-machine maker because Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch may have acted with “actual malice” in directing the network to broadcast conspiracy theories alleging the 2020 presidential election was rigged against Donald Trump.

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.

“These allegations support a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion,” said Davis, who previously allowed Dominion’s claim against the conservative news network to proceed.

Fox’s press representatives didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment. The company has previously argued that its reporting is protected by the First Amendment.



Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-21/fox-corp-loses-bid-to-toss-dominion-suit-over-election-claims

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Reply Fox News Parent Has to Face Defamation Suit Over Vote-Rigging Claims (Original post)
LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday OP
hlthe2b Tuesday #1
OnDoutside Tuesday #2
FakeNoose Tuesday #3
cstanleytech Tuesday #5
BootinUp Tuesday #4
Archae Wednesday #6
burrowowl Wednesday #7

Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 06:25 PM

1. About time the Murdochs get pulled in...

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 06:42 PM

2. How long will it take to get to Court ?

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 07:33 PM

3. All right! Bankrupt those SOB's!!!



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 11:47 PM

5. "Bankrupt those SOB's" Unlikely to happen sadly.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 09:12 PM

4. Hey Fox News! We never see much reporting on there to protect. nt

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:14 AM

6. They'll use one of two "defenses" again.

1. Claim they are an entertainment network, not news.

2. Say no one sane takes them seriously.

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Response to Archae (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:46 AM

7. Hopefully their defense can be overcome.

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