The New York Times stated that although Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott privately questioned Donald Trump’s disproved allegations of widespread election fraud in 2020, the network nonetheless carried them.
Dominion Voting Systems is now suing Fox for $1.9 billion, claiming that Fox distributed false information about the usage of Dominion machines in a conspiracy to prevent Trump from winning the 2020 election.
Shortly after the 2020 election, Scott allegedly sent an email expressing suspicion about the election-fraud story, according to a Dominion lawyer at a recent court hearing.
By supporting the accusations, she is alleged to have warned against “giving the crazy an inch.”
The Times cited more instances and claimed that Scott disputed election-denial assertions in meetings.
One unnamed Fox employee told the Times that Scott expressed shock at the number of people she perceived as logical who thought it was feasible to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president.
Dominion will undoubtedly make a big deal out of Scott’s election accusations, claiming that the network broadcast the fraud charges despite knowing they were untrue. The trial has been scheduled for April.
After calling Arizona for Biden on election night, a pivotal moment from which Trump never fully recovered, Fox News, which had championed Trump’s administration, came under enormous criticism from the former president and his associates.
Following that, Fox News anchors and Trump backers promoted electoral fraud allegations on the network, frequently going unopposed.
In a statement to The Times, Fox News defended Scott’s performance at the network and claimed that the First Amendment protected the network’s coverage of the allegations of electoral fraud.
In a statement to the Times, Fox News Media said, “There is nothing more newsworthy than covering the president of the United States and his lawyers making claims.”