Fox News' Case Against Dominion Voting Systems Just Got Worse!

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 04/12/2023
Judge Eric Davis of the Delaware Superior Court penalized Fox News on Wednesday for suppressing information in the $1.6 billion defamation case against Dominion Voting Systems.

In the $1.6 billion Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit, Davis slammed Fox News' legal team on Wednesday, announcing that he will appoint a special master to look into whether or not Fox concealed evidence.

"I am extremely worried that there have been false statements made before the court. At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Davis reportedly warned, "This is really serious.

According to the New York Times, the suppressed material included tapes of Fox News personality Maria Bartiromo speaking with former president Donald J. Trump's lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, which Dominion claimed had been turned over just a week earlier.

Dominion will now be permitted to take more depositions, and Davis decided that "Fox will do everything they can to make the person available, but it will be at a cost to Fox."

The Times quoted Davis as saying that the special master would look at "Fox's handling of document discovery and the issue of whether Fox had improperly withheld information about Rupert Murdoch's role as a corporate officer of Fox News."

As the court sought clarification earlier in the week, Murdoch's position at Fox News came into question. Murdoch is well-known for being the chairman of Fox Corp, the firm that owns Fox News, but on Sunday Fox's lawyers informed Dominion's attorneys that he also serves as "executive chair" of Fox News, which infuriated Davis.

According to a statement from Fox, "Rupert Murdoch has been listed as executive chairman of FOX News in our SEC filings since 2019 and this filing was referenced by Dominion's own attorney during his deposition," the company defended the date.

With regard to the 2020 presidential election and internal discussions among hosts and executives criticizing former President Donald Trump's election fraud charges, which were given a platform on-air, the Dominion lawsuit has opened a window into Fox News' inner workings.

Dominion stated in a newly disclosed lawsuit that "executives at all levels of Fox — both (Fox News Network) and (Fox Corporation) — knowingly opened Fox's airwaves to false conspiracy theories about Dominion." Currently, a five-week trial is set to start on April 17.

The lawsuit is now being fought in court by Fox News, which has argued that these records "demonstrate Dominion's continued reliance on cherry-picked quotes without context to generate headlines in order to distract from the facts of this case." We will continue to adamantly defend the First Amendment in order to preserve the fundamental right to a free press and the responsibility of news organizations to report on current events.

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