Lies are us should be Fox New's motto.
The right-wing extremist channel has been dragged into court by Dominion Voting Systems for telling lies about the 2020 election results - aka promoting the Big Lie - and defamation of their products.
The largest manufacturer of U.S. voting equipment filed a lawsuit seeking $1.6 Billion for damages and defamation against Fox News.
In a blistering news cycle that began Friday some of the court findings were released to the press, much to the embarrassment of Fox News hosts and owner Rupert Murdock.
The truth about Murdock's propaganda channel rocked millions of Americans as Fox lawyers desperately tried to muddy the waters with debunked election fraud claims without any evidence.The evidence supporting the fact that Fox News hosts knew they were lying to keep readers who might want to go to another far-right channel, Newsmax, was documented on emails between Fox staffers and other right-wing activists. They knew it was all bullshit.
One of my favorite quotes by a Fox host
Tucker Carlson - Sidney Powell is lying by the way. I caught her. It's insane, he told Laura Ingraham.
While defamation lawsuits often fail because of the difficulty of meeting the actual malice standard Dominion's case against Fox looks strong.
A law professor, RonNell Anderson Jones, at the University of Utah told the press that, "This case gives a powerful preview of one of the best-supported claims of actual malice we have seen in any major-media case."
As it stands, I'm reminded of a dark room full of cockroaches suddenly scattering when someone turned a light on.