For years liberals screamed falsely that Fox News was “state TV” during the Trump administration.
Now the truth is out.
Fox News banned Donald Trump for one shocking reason.
Dominion Voting System filed a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News over Fox News hosts repeating unsubstantiated claims made by Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani that Dominion’s voting machines switched votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
There is no evidence this happened.
An unsealed court filing from the case showed that on the afternoon of January 6 Donald Trump attempted to call into Lou Dobbs’ Fox Business Channel show.
“The afternoon of January 6, after the Capitol came under attack, then-President Trump dialed into Lou Dobbs’ show attempting to get on air,” the filing stated.
Dominion added that Fox executives banned Donald Trump from appearing on the air that day.
“But Fox executives vetoed that decision. Why? Not because of a lack of newsworthiness. January 6 was an important event by any measure. President Trump not only was the sitting President, he was the key figure that day,” the filing read.
Fox Business Network President Lauren Petterson testified that “it would be irresponsible to put him on air” and that Trump’s words “could impact a lot of people in a negative way.”
Fox responded with a statement explaining that parties in a case always cherry-pick bits and pieces to weave the most favorable narrative possible to make their case.
“There will be a lot of noise and confusion generated by Dominion and their opportunistic private equity owners, but the core of this case remains about freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which are fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution and protected by New York Times v. Sullivan,” the Fox statement read. “Dominion has mischaracterized the record, cherry-picked quotes stripped of key context, and spilled considerable ink on facts that are irrelevant under black-letter principles of defamation law.”
But there have been multiple reports in recent months that the top brass at Fox News wants the Republican Party to ditch Donald Trump.
Fox News board member Paul Ryan is a globalist RINO that wants the GOP to embrace open borders and amnesty.
And Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch reportedly made it clear to Trump that Murdoch and his media empire — Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post — will oppose Trump in the Republican primary.
“We have been clear with Donald. There have been conversations between them during which Rupert made it clear to Donald that we cannot back another run for the White House,” a senior Fox source told the Wall Street Journal.
Fox News was never “state TV” for Donald Trump.
The “state TV” description more accurately describes how CNN and MSNBC cover Joe Biden.
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