Monday, June 17, 2024

Fox News Caves on $1.6 Bil Defamation Suit, Settles with Dominion, Murdoch Avoids Trial, Will Pay $787.5 Million


Fox News has caved in and settled the $1.6 billion defamation case brought by Dominion Voting Systems. They will pay $787.5 million to Dominion.

All news outlets are reporting this except for the NY Post and The Wall Street Journal has posted a terse two paragraph story. Fox News’s Howard Kurtz just appeared on the network 20 minutes after all the other news networks. They are all owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch had to settle. He had to avoid a trial in which he would have to testify as well as his lying news anchors. There’s speculation that Dominion took $1 billion from Fox. Howard Kurtz just read a statement on Fox News that didn’t sound very conciliatory.

Huge success for foes of Fox News. More to come..

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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