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Sat Dec 19, 2020, 09:31 PM

After legal threat, Fox airs news package debunking election fraud claims made by its own hosts

Source: CNN

New York (CNN) If President Trump tunes into Fox News this weekend, he may see something unexpected: a point-by-point fact-check to wild election fraud claims made by some of his favorite hosts on the network.

After voting technology company Smartmatic sent Fox News a blistering legal threat that accused the network of participating in a "disinformation campaign" against it, the network has started airing a remarkable news package debunking claims its hosts and guests have propagated.

The package aired for the first time Friday night on Lou Dobbs' show. Fox News said the same package would air Saturday night on Jeanine Pirro's program as well as Sunday morning on Maria Bartiromo's show. All three hosts, who use their platforms to air pro-Trump propaganda, are close with the President.

The stunning news package featured an interview with voting technology expert Eddie Perez, who poured cold water on a series of conspiracy theories that have been amplified and promoted on the shows of Dobbs, Pirro, and Bartiromo.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/business/fox-smartmatic-news-package/index.html



Murdoch's grifters back down once threaten of getting sued in Court for their constant dangerous LIES.

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Reply After legal threat, Fox airs news package debunking election fraud claims made by its own hosts (Original post)
Lock him up. Dec 2020 OP
pbmus Dec 2020 #1
olegramps Dec 2020 #10
mdbl Dec 2020 #12
mdbl Dec 2020 #2
grumpyduck Dec 2020 #3
azureblue Dec 2020 #22
JohnnyRingo Dec 2020 #4
Aristus Dec 2020 #11
mdbl Dec 2020 #13
Major Nikon Dec 2020 #19
thucythucy Dec 2020 #5
thesquanderer Dec 2020 #9
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #16
BlueIdaho Dec 2020 #20
thucythucy Dec 2020 #23
Aerator Dec 2020 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #7
Bengus81 Dec 2020 #8
marble falls Dec 2020 #14
skip fox Dec 2020 #15
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #17
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #18
Nitram Dec 2020 #21

Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 09:33 PM

1. TOO SOON OLD, TOO LATE SMART...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 09:29 AM

10. Some serious action must be taken to stop the spread of vicious lies by FOX & Hate propagandists.

We are allowing these traitors to spread lies that are destroying the minds of millions of gullible citizens who thrive on their ridiculous lies. Lies that provide them with an unfounded sense of superiority when in fact they are among the most ignorant and misinformed who have ever existed in our society. This especially includes the White Nationalist racist trash that continue to dominate the working class with their message of hatred. Trump was elected solely on the basis of his appeal to the racist working class after years of spreading outright lies about Obama solely designed to gain the support of this segment of the electorate that is dominated by the working class lower educated class who can be easily misled by putting the blame of their miserable self induced situation on the minorities. That was his sole appeal along with catering to the ultrawealthy who have been stepping on the very necks of the people who have been convinced to accept the propaganda that has been spread by the Republican Party for the last forty plus years starting with Nixon's Southern Strategy and Regan's Welfare Queen bullshit and seized by the present demagogue who is destroying the very essence of the nation's adherence to democratic principles of governance.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 10:39 AM

12. well said

we have moscow mitch and the senate repugs to thank for leaving this criminal cabal in the white house.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 10:00 PM

2. What a dumb network

Why is the word "news" in their title again?

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 10:01 PM

3. Sure, lots of bluster and bullshit

until somebody threatened to sue the fucking pants off of them. And they know they would lose because the company can prove damages.

So sure, pricks, retract everything. Welcome to the real world.

Eat shit and choke on it.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:30 PM

22. Fox's double edged sword

was when they declared in court they were not new but entertainment. So there went the 1st Amendment freedom of the press rights. Gossip rags aren't covered.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:51 AM

4. First time I've seen Fox back down.

The network lawyers must have delivered bad news. A giant step too far over the line into outright slander.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 09:35 AM

11. With long-time viewers jetting to Newsmax or OAN,

FOX’s ad revenue must be taking a hit. Not as much money to duke it out in court.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 10:40 AM

13. Who are these asshole companies spending ad money on OAN or Newsmax?

other than the my pillow dork.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:00 PM

19. FNC is a corporation. Newsmax and OAN aren't

As such they have accountability to a board of directors that only has the interest of shareholders. What this suggests is shareholder interest is forcing Fox to retract so the legal threat is significant enough to affect share prices. Newsmax and OAN have no such accountability. So long as their investors want the crazy on the air, out it goes. Kinda funny because as smaller entities they have a lot more to lose.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:10 AM

5. I saw this "stunning package" and aside from limiting Fox's legal liability

it won't do shit as far as getting deplorables to see the light.

What's needed is for each of the Fox Spews spewers to apologize personally, and personally run down the list saying, "I'm sorry, but this was a lie. I lied to you and smeared these people and this company. We know Biden won the election and that Trump lost, but we lied to you anyway."

The company ought to threaten Dobbs and the others with legal action personally, and not just the Fox News corporation.

They might consider also going after the sponsors of these programs, insisting that they too apologize and pay for ads debunking all the conspiracy BS.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 08:37 AM

9. Exactly. Fox viewers will belive Dobbs, Pirro etc. over the guest from Smartmatic.

They need To here the fox anchors themselves say, at a minum, that what they had said before was without basis in fact.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:24 PM

16. But you KNOW Dobbs lost his shit when he found out this would air. nt

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:14 PM

20. I doubt it will do much to limit liability...

The “network that has no name” ran their propaganda 24/7. Running a disclaimer three times hardly makes up for the damage done. I say drop the hammer on them!

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:54 PM

23. Agreed. This is the proverbial bandaid

over a sucking chest wound.

I was happy to hear that the company is still pursuing legal action.

Hammer, meet nails.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:29 AM

6. They aired it on Pirro's show and of course she was absent and had a guest host.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 07:55 AM

7. Another after-the-fact "aww shucks" by the right-wing.

These people know that first out of the gate is what sticks and no amount of back-tracking will reverse that fact.

They should be made to call everyone who has received death threats due to these lies and apologize for being a party to this travesty.


KY.......

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 08:21 AM

8. Yeah...because they figured out that Dominion is really coming after them,not just jacking around

Sue the MF shit out of them, Trump,Powell and the rest.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 11:29 AM

14. Libel laws still have some sting.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:01 PM

15. Maria Bartiromo just pretended this clip was part of her show!

"We reached out to . . ." then played the clip. She also put it on at the very end of the show.

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Response to skip fox (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:32 PM

17. I think they were told to do it that way because Dobbs did the same thing.

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:35 PM

18. I'm shocked at the lengths they went to in this debunking. I just expected a statement.

The old, "we may have mislead some people to think blah blah blah....." and thats it
The extent that they went to with this is exactly what should always be done.

I;d just like to see someone ask Dobbs and the rest "What do you say NOW??"

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Response to Lock him up. (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:23 PM

21. The only thing Fux understands is an attack on their wallet.

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