The witch hunt against Conservatives continues. Dominion Voting Systems claims broadcasters Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, and Lou Dobbs of Fox News spread falsehoods about election fraud and tarnished the image of Dominion Voting by inviting friends and supporters of Donald Trump to appear on air during their programs. All four of these hosts have been deposed as a result of these allegations.
In March of 2018, Dominion filed a lawsuit against Fox News, saying that the network intentionally promoted a false story that its machines and counting system were rigged in favor of President Joe Biden.
Fox News however has completely denied these claims and has rightfully defended themselves by stating they were just exercising their First Amendment rights.
Several Fox News hosts, including Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, are being deposed as part of the massive defamation lawsuit brought forward by Dominion Voting Systems against the right-wing network, court documents show.https://t.co/d4r2fKwpi1
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) September 1, 2022
The depositions of Carlson and Pirro took place the previous week, while Dobbs’ took place only yesterday. Today is the day when Hannity is scheduled to be questioned, and Maria Bartiromo is scheduled to be questioned the following week.
The Daily Mail had more details on the deposition:
Dominion’s attorneys claim that even if they didn’t push the narrative themselves that the election was rigged, they gave way to the idea by allowing Sidney Powell, Trump’s attorney, and Rudy Giuliani, his long-time advisor, on-air to talk about it.
Fox is fighting the lawsuit and has repeatedly tried to have it thrown out, claiming the journalists were just doing their jobs and covering the election fraud claims like any other news outlets.
Dominion’s lawyers also say they have proof that the hosts knew it wasn’t true. That proof is in emails and texts they say shows the journalists and producers discussing it off-air with far more skepticism than they ever did on-air.
Fox insists that those emails and texts have been taken out of context. ‘Pirro’s coverage of these matters of public concern and widespread importance lies at the heart of the First Amendment,’ they said.
The lawsuit seeks a total of $1.6 billion in damages in order to reportedly repair Dominion’s damaged image.
Fox News host Sean Hannity, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, is set to be deposed on Wednesday as part of a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit against his network. https://t.co/7gXCFWtoYg pic.twitter.com/hZVwMPd2jy
— ABC News (@ABC) August 31, 2022
In response to a separate complaint brought by Smartmatic, whose programming is used in the Dominion machines, Pirro’s lawyers said that she shouldn’t be held culpable for “doing what she does best.” Smartmatic is the company that developed the software that is utilized in the Dominion machines.
The voting corporation asserts that it will never be able to recover from the reputational damage caused by President Trump’s persistent allegations that the voting machines he used counted votes for him as votes for Vice President Joe Biden.
Besides Fox News, Dominion is also suing the CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell for over $1 billion dollars too. In March of this year, Lindell attempted to have the suit against him thrown out but a judge ruled against him.
It appears some of the best stories in the future will be suppressed due to the fact media networks will be afraid to be sued for over a billion dollars but thankfully independent journalists exist more now than in times past when the news industry was dominated by “professionals”.
This story syndicated with permission from anthony, Author at Trending Politics
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