Murdoch Acknowledges Fox News Hosts Endorsed Election Fraud Falsehoods
"Rupert Murdoch, the conservative media mogul, spoke under oath last month in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox by Dominion Voting Systems."
"On Jan. 5, 2021, the day before the attack at the Capitol, Mr. Murdoch and Suzanne Scott, the chief executive of Fox News Media, talked about whether Mr. Hannity and his fellow prime-time hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, should make it clear to viewers that Mr. Biden had won the election. Mr. Murdoch said in his deposition that he had hoped such a statement 'would go a long way to stop the Trump myth that the election was stolen. ' ”
Rupert Murdoch himself knew there was no election fraud and that Trump's Big Lie was being spread on Fox News for ratings and the bottom line.
But Murdoch, Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham, Dobbs, Pirro, and Bartiromo all kept the lying going because they also knew how easy it is to deceive their gullible viewers. And boy did those viewers eat up The Big Lie, hook, line, and sinker.
How sad and frightening it is to realize that millions and millions of Americans can be fed disinformation and become true believers of destructive and malicious lies -- lies that led to the attack on the US Capitol for the purpose of overthrowing an election, disenfranchising voters, and re-installing a twice-impeached, corrupt, malignant narcissist in the presidency.
BREAKING: A brand new court filing in the Fox News / Dominion Case shows Rupert Murdoch admitting that Fox News, not only hosted guests which lied about the election but they endorsed a "false notion of a stolen election." Yes, Jim Acosta is 100% right in that Fox News is a “bullsh!t factory".
In the newly released documents, Murdoch is found agreeing that he saw "material in support of" Fox Hosts taking part in endorsing the lies about the 2020 election.
The filings also show that even Paul Ryan, a board member of Fox Corp., told Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch that "Fox News should not be spreading conspiracy theories" and should "stop spouting election lies."
Things are looking INCREDIBLY bleak for Fox News, but very positive for the American people!
I assume this isn't being covered (or even mentioned) on Fox, it's safe to say their audience, if they ever manage to hear about, will declare it to be fake news.
But Murdoch, Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham, Dobbs, Pirro, and Bartiromo all kept the lying going because they also knew how easy it is to deceive their gullible viewers.
Once Fox called Arizona for Biden their viewers started leaving for Newsmax and AON. I don't think it was so much convincing the rubes as it was reinforcing their alternate reality. The emails show they were worried about market share and their "brand". Fox "news" is driven by what their audience wants to hear, not truth or facts. But, we all knew that. Here's a little something for the Fox humping Chinos (Christians in name only).
2 Timothy 4. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine (reality); but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Shaw, I'm a regular reader and infrequent commenter here. Unless I missed something, I haven't seen Dave around. I hope everything's ok.
Maybe Dominion will prevail and the damages to FAUX NOOZ will be enough to ruin its bottom line. We can only hope.
But unfortunately, the outcome won't fix the gullible and irrational audience that gives the network its power. As in voting and justice, the only real power exists with an educated electorate, and FAUX NOOZ has succeeded in eradicating that in their viewers.
Dave Miller is in Mexico and is fine. We keep in touch. Thanks for asking.
From "kentuck" on Democratic Underground:
Just as you may have imagined, it was a huge conspiracy.
Rupert Murdoch, the owner of FOXNews, has testified under oath and has thrown many of his broadcasters under the bus, by testifying that they knew the election had not been stolen. He attempted to cover for them by saying that they had "guests" on their programs that promoted the "Big Lie", when they knew they were not telling the truth.
He admitted that he had given Jared Kushner the Joe Biden political ads information before they were aired by the Democratic nominee. He talked with Mitch McConnell to try and dissuade him from the Big Lie strategy and McConnell refused to go along.
So the Big Lie was not just the creation of Donald Trump. It was promoted by FOXNews and the Republican Party. It was a three-legged stool of conspiracy.
Now, FOX is being sued for $1.6 billion by the voting machine company, Dominion, for defamation.
The origins of the Big Lie, and its threat to our democracy, are finally being uncovered.
Greed, their desire for influence, and their out sized egos are the primary fuels that fed their dishonesty.
These people are but a subset of a much larger problem. Their ignorance and total disregard for truth an integrity was contagious for their loyal zombie like fans. They were, the tool tRump needed and effectively used to legitimize his lies so they gained acceptance.
tRump was the spawn that was needed for a force that had been brewing in America for decades to get legs and run. That force continues today. Anyone who believes any if this will result in the danger to our democratic republic receeding is merely relying on magical thinking. The danger will be ever present. Likely for a long time.
Once America was considered a shining city on a hill. So much for fairy tales. Earth by itself is but a celestial body. It is the people that give the sheen. America has lost its sheen.
Sad that other countries, the freer and more equitable ones, now have a much greatrr sheen than the usa.
As i look to my inevitable liberation from this life i am truly glad the days are shortening and the years grow fewer. May the youth of this and future generations possess greater wisdom, compassion, and love that this and prior generations had.
I don't get it.
There's no mention of this story on the Fox News website! https://www.foxnews.com/us
How is that possible?
Its owner flat-out admitted that his network anchors and their guests lied repeatedly about Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election!
This is White America's favorite network! Don't the marks...er, patrons...of Fox want to hear how they were duped by the most dishonest and corrupt president in US history...and his equally corrupt mouthpieces?
Isn't that news, Mr. Murdoch?
In what way can Murdoch be held accountable for the decades of financial harm and civil/governmental destruction he has wrought, not only his pro-Trump lies, but the lies promoting fascism and anti Democratic principles?
During his deposition he admitted that he could have prevented the lies about our presidential election but chose not to.
Murdoch's admission speaks to his intent to destroy our form of government in favor of fascism and an autocracy. To that end, he provided a platform for Trump, the dictator, who styled himself after strong men in third world countries.
The individuals who the network allowed to spread the lies must ALL be held accountable. Some of them are continuing to lie and Murdoch has chosen, once again, not to stop it.
We cannot allow their lies to go unanswered. They must be stopped and held to account for the harm they have inflicted upon our nation and our elected officials, including President Joe Biden and his cabinet members.
We must name names and hold the liars accountable. In so doing we must continue to educate voters before Murdoch's lies do anymore damage.
We cannot allow Murdoch's destruction of the United States of America to prevail. We must fight back.
Washington DC actually. But a difference w/out distinction.
A fools errand. We cannot defeat ignorance except our own. We cannot defeat geed except to defeat our owndesires for more, first we must love ourselves to love another, only by understanding our true, ever present inate nature, and defeating our egos will we be able to effect the changes of which you and i desire.
This blogger swallowed FAUX NOOZ's and Trumpy's Big Lie, and he will never admit to the fact that he willingly accepted and promoted it. (This guy quotes Scripture all the time while promoting a vicious lie):
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It’s Day 619 of the coup, the theft of the American Government, by enemies both foreign and domestic.
Our federal government has been stolen by the illegal actions of leftist politicians.
And they have no regard for you or yours. Only they and theirs.
We have been the victims of a vast criminal enterprise.
He will never understand that the "vast criminal enterprise," FAUX NOOZ, fed him those lies.
It's not in their DNA to admit they are wrong about anything.
People who believed the election was fraudulent enough that it could be overturned based on a news network should not be allowed to vote because they are incompetent. News networks have an agenda but the bottom line is the bottom line. We don't have reporters anymore we have opinion mouthpieces.
Fox has Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham, Dobbs, Pirro, and Bartiromo who touted the right leaning view be it factual or not because they are just trying to sway opinion towards what they are told to think. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC tout the left leaning by having maddow, matthews, cuomo, o'donnell, wallace, ruhle and countless others. They professed the republicans wanted to get rid of medicare but were proven wrong. They touted in unison that covid was not invented in a chinese lab and have been proven wrong. They supported falsi as being a leader on covid which is proven not true he actually supplied money to fund the lab making it.
Face facts, all news organizations lie to push their own agenda and those who get their opinions from them need to find better sources. On this site I think I am the only one who doesn't watch fox news. I get my news from BBC and NPR and my investment advice from CNBC and Bloomberg.
skud "They professed the republicans wanted to get rid of Medicare but were proven wrong."
No. You're wrong.
Republican Presidents, Senators, US Reps, and governors, through the years, have all talked about getting rid of; changing, or privatizing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Just ONE example is Senator Mike Lee of Utah. I had a link posted on this blog that linked to a video where Mike Lee actually said he'd like to "pull it (S.S.) by its roots" and get rid it forever. That's a US Senator talking. So you're wrong on this. Also, Google Sen. Rick Scott on this and read his exact words on how S.S., Medicare, has to go. President George W. Bush wanted to privatize S.S.!
skud: "They touted in unison that covid was not invented in a chinese lab and have been proven wrong."
No. You're wrong.
Nothing definitive has been proved. When you make these statements, it would be a good idea to link to proof of what you post. It is NOT a fact -- yet. You play fast and loose with those words.
This is an article that debunks that claim. It's long, complicated, and factual. You prefer parroting rumors. If you can't access this article, at least try googling your claim and find out that it is NOT a fact.
SKUD: "They supported falsi as being a leader on covid which is proven not true he actually supplied money to fund the lab making it."
Your disrespect for Dr. Fauci, who has dedicated his life to serving his country is noted. It's interesting to note that, at least on this blog, you've NEVER made funny names about Trump who, in fact, has dedicated his life, not to this country, but to the Trump Organization and to lining his pockets every chance he gets. You forget that it was he who instigated an attack on the United States, was impeached twice, and promoted the Big Lie.
But go ahead and ridicule Dr. Fauci. It's an insight into what you value.
Help me out here skud because i ain't smart enough to figure it out.
If, as you say, all networks lie to push their agenda, both left and right leaning... i'll assume for the moment your views on newsprint publications is the same... what other sources are there to choose from?
Would those same views apply to foreign news outlets that report on USA actions?
Does it apply to PBS that are suppoedly less biased?
So again skud, help me here, what sources do you personally recommend?
Thank you in advance.
Ms. Shaw, A couple of republicans over decades have suggested modifying medicare and that means all republicans want to get rid of it. A few democrats want to get rid of police so all democrats want to get rid of police, even you know better than that.
"Nothing definitive has been proved." but there is enough credible information to be reasonably certain. Nothing is ever certain including that joey b is competent. You need to read more than bezos owned Washington Post and NYT who have been proved to have lied about almost everything.
Falsi was a great leader on the covid front. Mask, don't mask, nothing to this virus, everybody will die, kids can go to school oops they should give up school. Yea he was great for making a confusing situation more confusing.
leslie, I did provide an answer to you question is you read my post at 2028. Let me know if I need to translate it for you.
Naw, no tranalation neccessary. I fully and completely understand your hogwash.
Go back to school skud. It's the very best thing you could do for yourself.
It's not a "couple of Republicans over decades." The Republicans have wanted to get rid of S.S. since Roosevelt passed it, and the GOP has been trying to get rid of Medicare and Medicaid since the Johnson era. That. Is. A. Fact.
As for the COVID statement you made, you wrote: "They touted in unison that covid was not invented in a chinese lab and have been proven wrong."
I asked for proof, then you changed your statement. "Reasonably certain" is not proof. You can't find a person guilty of a crime with "reasonably certain" as your verdict.
Facts are stubborn things and, in my experience, most GQPers play fast and loose with them.
Until you can show me your credentials for knowing how pathogens behave and how virologists learn about them, then I'll take Dr. Fauci's word over the yapping heads at FAUX NOOZ or any other Trump propaganda outlets. I, too, get my news from PBS and BBC. I have NOT heard any reporter say DEFINITIVELY that COVID came from the Wuhan labs. It has yet to be proved, without a doubt. Not just "reasonably."
Speaking of FAUX, you do know that your friends on The Mother Ship -- especially the Captain --often tell her commenters that she watches FAUX. FAUX NOOZ, the entertainment "news" show that knowingly spread Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election. Who, in their right mind, would watch that purveyor of "entertainment lies" now that Murdoch has admitted that his star talking heads KNEW THAT TRUMP LOST! And in a destructive compact, all of them kept on with the lies. And do you understand why? MONEY AND RATINGS.
FAUX NOOZ kept lying to their gullible viewers for MONEY AND RATINGS! What's tragic is that Trump supporters now know this, and yet continue to support that disgusting excuse for entertainment.
Those who supported and still support Trump are, IMO, sad cases because they knew Trump lied and now they know their favorite FAUX NOOZ entertainers are all liars too, and they continue to watch and listen to swill like that.
They, the viewers of Fox and Fox Corporation have done unimaginable damage to our country, and for that, I can hardly forgive them and their stubborn refusal to admit their part in dividing this country.
Actually skud, i'll be fully truthful, i believe little you say. Frankly, given your 100% rightwing slant, and refusal to intelligently enuncite, with supporting links, all of your spurious claims there is no reason to even consider them.
Your constant continual blathering about both sides do it shows your laziness and intellectual dishonesty. In short skud you're a hack. You simply accept and mourh rightwing talking points found on FOX, Newsmax, OAN, and other rightwing claptrap.
I get it skud, you're angry. Maybe even fearful for our country. That's fine. So am i at times. As i'm sure most of us are from time to time. But at least be honest with yourself. There is no equivalency between the Democratic party and the Trumpublican party, their agenda, their behavior, their actions, or their vision. Absolutely none. And skud, from your comments it's pretty clear where you REALLY stand.
Ms. Shaw, The "Reasonably certain" came from the director of the FBI which I guess is not a credible source.
All networks pander to their audience for ratings and money. No network has been caught lying to their audience more than CNN but all of them do it except maybe the BBC and NPR.
skud, "Reasonably certain" means there's a reasonable possibility that there is no certainty.
So you choose to believe that means it's reasonably certain COVID leaked from a Wuhan lab. And because the FBI stated that, it must be certain.
I withhold judgement for now, because of the reasonable possibility that there is no certainty.
I don't watch CNN or ANY cable news because I don't have cable. I watch my local news, BBC America, and PBS, and I'm even cutting back on all of that.
PS. All news, network and cable, DID NOT DELIBERATELY LIE about the 2020 election and tell their viewers that the presidency was stolen (or as Trump writes "stollen") from him.
Only that receptacle of garbage, FAUS NOOZ, did that. And then, through depositions where the FAUX entertainers had to swear under oath, we learned none of them, including, Murdoch, believed The Big Lie.
But the damage is done.
How anyone with a functioning brain can continue to watch FAUX is an everlasting mystery, but it definitely tells us a lot about certain segments of our country and their ability to be critical thinkers and accept the fact that they were treated like fools.
No one likes to admit they fell for a con. Fox and Company treated their viewers like half-witted marks. Their viewers believed all of it, and still watch that sorry pile of garbage.
There's an old saying: "You can't fix stupid." It applies to Fox Entertainment watchers.
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