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NYT: “How Fox Chased Its Audience Down the Rabbit Hole”

Credit: The New York Times Newsletter

BREAKING NEWS from The New York Times: Judge Imposes Sanction on Fox for Withholding Evidence in Defamation Case.
Judge Eric Davis also said an investigation was likely into Fox’s handling of documents and whether it withheld details about Rupert Murdoch’s corporate role.

How Fox Chased Its Audience Down the Rabbit Hole

“The witness list for the Fox News $1.6 billion defamation trial now has more big names than a prime-time lineup.”

From The New York Times:

Dominion is now arguing in its seismic defamation lawsuit against Fox that the network had by then made its choice: It would amplify a lie to maintain its audience. Dominion is now seeking $1.6 billion in damages from the news network and its parent company in a defamation trial that — barring a settlement — is scheduled to start in Delaware this month. (Smartmatic is also suing, seeking $2.7 billion, with a trial date pending. In both cases, Fox is arguing that its actions are protected by the First Amendment.) Losses in either or both cases would represent a big hit to the balance sheet of the Fox Corporation, which reported a net income of $1.2 billion in 2022. But the case is about matters more existential than Fox’s bottom line.”

Dominion’s pretrial court filings have already provided a rare look inside the company’s decision-making process throughout the election crisis that preceded the Jan. 6 insurrection. The president the network favored was promoting a lie — that Democrats were illegally seizing power through pervasive, systemic voter fraud — to stay in office. That lie excited and angered his supporters, and many of those supporters were also Fox’s core audience. Violence was in the air, the fate of democracy up for grabs. If ever there was a time for Fox News to live up to the journalistic promise still embedded in its name, it was then.”

Posted by Steve on April 12, 2023 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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