Liberals have been waiting years for this moment.
One of the last obstacles to the left holding total power in America may fall.
And all hell broke loose when Fox News was served with this billion-dollar lawsuit.
On Fox News, hosts like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham challenge the dominate narrative in the corporate media.
But now Fox News is facing a crippling $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems.
Dominion argued that Fox ruined the company’s reputation and threatened its future business dealings when multiple hosts aired allegations that turned out to be false that Dominion voting machines switched votes in the 2020 election.
“Fox, one of the most powerful media companies in the United States, gave life to a manufactured storyline about election fraud that cast a then-little known voting machine company called Dominion as the villain,” Dominion’s lawsuit read.
Dominion claimed that Fox began airing false claims about Dominion playing a role in stealing the election because viewers were flocking to Newsmax TV which gave lots of airtime to claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
The suit claimed “viewers began fleeing Fox in favor of media outlets endorsing the lie that massive fraud caused President Trump to lose the election,” and that Fox “set out to lure viewers back—including President Trump himself— by intentionally and falsely blaming Dominion for President Trump’s loss by rigging the election.”
Dominion’s lawsuit listed four false claims the company alleges Fox made:
(1) Dominion committed election fraud by rigging the 2020 Presidential Election; (2) Dominion’s software and algorithms manipulated vote counts in the 2020 Presidential Election; (3) Dominion is owned by a company founded in Venezuela to rig elections for the dictator Hugo Chávez; and (4) Dominion paid kickbacks to government officials who used its machines in the 2020 Presidential Election.
Defamation cases are nearly impossible for public figures to prove against the media which Dominion subtly acknowledged in their lawsuit.
“The truth matters. Lies have consequences,” the suit continued. “Fox sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process. If this case does not rise to the level of defamation by a broadcaster, then nothing does.”
The lawsuit named hosts Maria Bartiromo, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro as allegedly spreading the defamatory claims.
Fox News fought back in a statement blasting the lawsuit as baseless and promising to defend itself vigorously in court.
“FOX News Media is proud of our 2020 election coverage, which stands in the highest tradition of American journalism, and will vigorously defend against this baseless lawsuit in court,” a Fox News statement read.
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