It was only a matter of time before Fox News, the channel of the Seth Rich controversy and claims that President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama were terrorists giving each other a “terrorist fist bump” at an election rally, were sued for their false reporting that harmed another person or entity.
Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Fox — Including Murdochs — Over 2020 Election Can Move Forward, Judge Rules https://t.co/Ms2IfwS4cm pic.twitter.com/kYvT2gzEQI
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 21, 2022
That lawsuit comes in the form of the one brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, including owner Rupert Murdoch, over claims that the vote tabulating machines were rigged to flip Trump votes to Biden. On-air personalities like Maria Baritomo pushed that narrative that they knew, according to the lawsuit, was untrue.
According to Forbes:
‘Dominion sued Fox Corporation and Fox Broadcasting in November 2021, alleging top Fox executives—namely the Murdochs—“exerted direct control over Fox News’ programming decisions” in the aftermath of the 2020 election and thus were responsible for the network’s false fraud claims involving Dominion machines.’
Should lawsuits brought by both Dominion and Smartmatic, another vote tabulating machine manufacturer be ruled in their favor, the lies that aided Fox News in convincing the American insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building that the election was rigged against the president they wanted to win, billions of dollars are at stake.
The future of these companies has effectively been destroyed in service to the big lie, the one that says multiple groups of people, including the vote tabulating machine manufacturers, election volunteers, Democrats, Republican secretaries of state, Italy, and the long-dead Hugo Chavez.
Twitter had a lot of thoughts about the lawsuit as it moves forward. Read some of their comments below: