Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/31/2023 - 21:25

92 year old Keith Rupert Murdoch took direct role in Fox News 2020 election call, filings reveal, according to court filings.

Faux Views Sees a Setback in Defamation Case

A judge reportedly ruled the suit would go to trial, for a jury to decide whether the network knowingly spread false claims about Dominion Voting Systems, and to determine the amount of total damages.

The self described news organization defends itself by claiming that Dominion is using “cherrypicked quotes without context to generate headlines”, and that it broadcast newsworthy allegations reasonable viewers would have understood were not factual statements.

Claiming “the foundational right to a free press is at stake”, they say it “will continue to fiercely advocate for the first amendment in protecting the role of news organisations to cover the news”.

Messages newly released in Dominion Voting Systems defamation case show media mogul discussed when to call Trump’s defeat. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/mar/31/rupert-murdoch-fox-news-2…

Dominion’s historic defamation case against Fox News will go to trial, judge rules, in major decision dismantling key Fox defenses  https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/31/media/fox-news-dominion-lawsuit/index.ht…

In a loss for Fox News, judge allows Dominion's defamation case to go to trial

The ruling is a blow to Fox News, which wanted to stop the trial from moving forward.


Judge sends Dominion lawsuit against Fox News to trial

It is “CRYSTAL clear” that Fox aired false statements about the voting company after the 2020 election, the judge wrote.