Fox hosts didnt believe 2020 election fraud claims

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  • In its 192-page brief, Dominion said the judge should rule in its favor because “no reasonable juror could find in Fox’s favor on each element of Dominion’s defamation claim.” Dominion attorneys also assert that no reasonable juror could find in favor of Fox’s “neutral reportage” and “fair report” defenses.
  • The internal communication was included in a redacted summary judgment brief filed Thursday by attorneys for Dominion Voting Systems.Carlson also referred to Powell in a text as an “unguided missile,” and “dangerous as hell.” Fellow host Laura Ingraham, meanwhile, told Carlson that Powell is “a complete nut.
  • “The very fact of those allegations was newsworthy.”Fox attorneys also said in their own summary judgment brief that Carlson repeatedly questioned Powell’s claims in his broadcasts.
  • “When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her,” Carlson told viewers on Nov. 19, 2020.Fox attorneys say Dominion’s own public relations firm expressed skepticism in December 2020 as to whether the network’s coverage was defamatory.
  • “Recounts and audits conducted by election officials across the U.S. repeatedly confirmed the election’s outcome, including specifically that Dominion’s machines accurately counted votes,” Dominion’s filing states.
  • Davis ruled last month that, for the purposes of the defamation claims, he will consider Dominion to be a public figure.
By RANDALL CHASE Associated PressWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Hosts at Fox News had serious concerns about allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election being made by guests who were alli [+5763 chars]