Dominion Voting Case Exposes Post-Election Fear at Fox News

The Dominion Voting Systems have filed a lawsuit against Fox News, claiming that the network aired allegations that Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election against former President Donald Trump despite knowing it was untrue. The lawsuit reveals the details of private communications among the network’s executives, indicating that Fox News was worried about alienating its viewers by not siding with the former President’s unfounded claims. The fear of losing viewership and credibility led to Fox News not setting the record straight about the election results. This article discusses how the fear of losing its audience led Fox News to push false narratives and alienate its viewers, which resulted in the network losing its top position in the news ratings. The case filed by Dominion against Fox News will determine the freedom of the press and the freedom of speech, which are fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution and protected by New York Times v. Sullivan.

 

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Dominion Voting Systems File Lawsuit Against Fox News

Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Fox News, alleging that the network aired false allegations of election rigging despite knowing they were untrue. Private communications among the network’s executives reveal that Fox News was concerned about alienating its viewers by not supporting the former President’s claims.

Fox News’s Internal Struggles

Following the 2020 election, Fox News called the race for Joe Biden in Arizona, leading to backlash from former President Donald Trump and his supporters. As a result, the network lost credibility and viewership, falling from first to third in the news ratings between November 2020 and President Biden’s inauguration in January 2021.

Fox News’s Fight to Retain Viewership

According to Dominion’s court filings, Fox News pushed false narratives to win back its viewers. The network executives consciously decided to entice their viewers by pushing unfounded fraud claims. The fear of losing its audience led Fox News to act on a “war footing” and move towards the right to gain credibility with its viewers.

Fox News and the Dominion Lawsuit

The Dominion lawsuit against Fox News will test the limits of freedom of the press and speech. If either side wins a summary judgment, the case will end without a jury trial. If not, the trial will begin in mid-April. While defamation cases against journalists are typically difficult to prove, Dominion claims that Fox News overestimated the economic damage to the network.

The Dominion lawsuit exposes Fox News’s fear of losing viewership and credibility, which led to the promotion of false narratives and the alienation of its viewers. The lawsuit against Fox News will determine the limits of freedom of the press and freedom of speech, fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution and protected by New York Times v. Sullivan.

 

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