Everything Trump Touches: Dominion Files Defamation Suit Against Fox News Channel

Rupert Murdoch with his much-covered Macaca Award!

I’ve been wondering when this shoe would drop:

Dominion files $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Friday seeking $1.6 billion in damages against Fox News, arguing that the network knowingly spread misinformation about the company’s role in nonexistent voter fraud.

Why it matters: This is the first time Dominion has sued a media company in its efforts to collect billions in damages from pro-Trump figures who have pushed baseless conspiracy theories about its voting machines.

  • Dominion has previously sued Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, and the pro-Trump MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. All have appeared as guests on Fox News.
  • Smartmatic, another voting company baselessly accused of taking part in an international communist plot to rig the election for Joe Biden, filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox, some of the network’s top hosts, Giuliani, and Powell in February.

If my math is correct —always a shaky proposition— $1.7 B Ameros + 2.7B Ameros = $4.4B Ameros. And while Uncle Rupert is worth is around $20B Ameros. My guess is losing about a quarter of it over Lord Damp Nut was not really part of his 2021 plans.

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7 Responses to Everything Trump Touches: Dominion Files Defamation Suit Against Fox News Channel

  1. julesmomcat says:

    Well, if it’s true that “Money talks,” Dominion is screaming into Rupert’s ears.

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  2. donnah says:

    It’s going to be tricky for Dominion to fight FOX because they’ll scream for free speech all the way. But they claim to be a “news” outlet while they’re clearly propaganda for Republicans. I would love to see every lawsuit filed by Dominion win big, though. Hit these liars where it hurts: their bank accounts.

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  3. roket says:

    They will most likely use the Alex Jones/Tucker Carlson/Sydney Powell defense. No ‘reasonable’ person believes they’re bullshit.

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  4. spotthedog says:

    This is what I’d call Happy News, simply good that its happening regardless of the outcome.

    More Fox related Happy News; Seth Myers has apparently gotten under Sean Hannity’s skin,
    https://crooksandliars.com/2021/03/hannity-rails-against-asshole-seth-myers

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  5. Meremark says:

    200,000,000 cable TV subscribers each pay FUX about $20./yr … unfoxmycablebox.com

    Gotcher 4,000,000,000 Ameros right there.

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  6. Dennis Cole says:

    Faux Newz got away with their shenanigans by winning in court, with their claim that they don’t profess to be “merely” a news outlet. They somehow convinced the judge that they considered themslves an “Infotainment Delivery Service,” and not just a news-broadcasting service, and therefore can’t be held responsible for any inconsistencies, or for causing confusion amongst their, viewers, but they claimed they would never out-and-out lie to the public over the airways.

    That, and a briefcase fulla cash helped convince the judge their argument was valid, and they were able to withstand any more challenges, and continue broadcasting.

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