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Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:18 AM

Dominion Voting Sues Fox for $1.6 Billion Over 2020 Election Claims

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.

It’s the first defamation suit filed against a media outlet by the voting company, which was a target of misleading, false and bizarre claims spread by President Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of Trump’s election loss to Joe Biden. Those claims helped spur on rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a violent siege that left five people dead, including a police officer. The siege led to Trump’s historic second impeachment.

Dominion argues that Fox News, which amplified inaccurate assertions that Dominion altered votes, “sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process,” according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press.

Some Fox News on-air reporting segments have debunked some of the claims targeting Dominion... Still, some Fox News employees elevated false charges that Dominion had changed votes through algorithms in its voting machines that had been created in Venezuela to rig elections for the late dictator Hugo Chavez. On-air personalities brought on Trump allies Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, who spread the claims, and then amplified those claims on Fox News’ massive social media platforms. Dominion said in the lawsuit that it tried repeatedly to set the record straight but was ignored by Fox News.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/912eea8e168f95d51dec02da78ac2760

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Reply Dominion Voting Sues Fox for $1.6 Billion Over 2020 Election Claims (Original post)
BeyondGeography Mar 26 OP
soothsayer Mar 26 #1
captain queeg Mar 26 #2
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #7
Layzeebeaver Mar 26 #14
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #15
3Hotdogs Mar 26 #3
Hiawatha Pete Mar 26 #30
no_hypocrisy Mar 26 #4
rampartc Mar 26 #5
IthinkThereforeIAM Mar 26 #33
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #6
SallyHemmings Mar 26 #8
Botany Mar 26 #13
catbyte Mar 26 #9
Mickju Mar 26 #26
bucolic_frolic Mar 26 #10
Ohioboy Mar 26 #11
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 26 #12
mountain grammy Mar 26 #16
Iliyah Mar 26 #17
gab13by13 Mar 26 #18
Roland99 Mar 26 #19
riversedge Mar 26 #20
PortTack Mar 26 #24
riversedge Mar 26 #21
PortTack Mar 26 #25
riversedge Mar 26 #29
PortTack Mar 26 #22
IrishAfricanAmerican Mar 26 #23
Mickju Mar 26 #28
JohnnyRingo Mar 26 #27
riversedge Mar 26 #31
Kablooie Mar 26 #32
riversedge Mar 26 #35
iscooterliberally Mar 26 #34
ck4829 Mar 29 #36

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:24 AM

1. Good, good

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:26 AM

2. I hope it's the beginning of an avalanche

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:43 AM

7. The avalanche has already begun awhile ago

This is Dominion's 4th defamation suit (they previous sued Ghouliani, Kracken, and Mydeflated Pillow guy).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:59 AM

14. That, my DU friend, was a hilarious post!

"Ghouliani, Kracken, and Mydeflated Pillow guy"

I just spit up my Caffè corretto con Grappa!

Well played sir. Well played indeed!

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:04 AM

15. ...



(TGIF)

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:29 AM

3. Fuck 'em up.

Drain their resources to the point that they are small enough to drown in a bathtub. (Thanks, Grover)

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:44 AM

30. +1

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:31 AM

4. This Discovery is going to be downright juicy.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:40 AM

5. if they use the "we're not news we're entertainment" defense

the white house (and everyone else) should pull their press passes.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 12:36 PM

33. Great point...


... eom.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:40 AM

6. To piggyback on this just to note their current lawsuit tally - also from the article

Dominion has also sued Giuliani, Powell and the CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow over the claims. A rival technology company, Smartmatic USA, also sued Fox News over election claims. Unlike Dominion, Smartmatic’s participation in the 2020 election was restricted to Los Angeles County.

Dominion lawyers said they have not yet filed lawsuits against specific media personalities at Fox News but the door remains open. Some at Fox News knew the claims were false but their comments were drowned out, lawyers said.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-media-lawsuits-elections-912eea8e168f95d51dec02da78ac2760

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:48 AM

8. This is wonderful!

Fox has been a huge part in creating an alternative reality for a large part of the population.


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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:48 AM

13. "Fox has been a huge part in creating an alternative reality for a large part of the population."

Yup! The 1/6/21 violent attack on the Capitol was also a "Fox News Riot" too. The day of the
riot or the day before the riot the "Morning Blond" on Fox and Friends was pushing the "A lot of
people still have questions about the election" meme. She was no doubt told to sell that lie as
part of Fox's goal of being a right wing propaganda/disinformation network.

BTW I just happened to see Fox's "Morning Blond" as I was channel surfing from CNN/MSNBC up
to the weather channel.

I hope this law suit hurts Fox bad because they really are a cancer on America.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:12 AM

9. They need to add "on-air personalities" to that lawsuit. I want to see Hannity, Ingraham,

Carlson, and anybody else on that propaganda outlet who perpetuated that vile lie to personally suffer consequences. Hell, they're still pushing it by allowing that thing polluting Florida to keep spewing his bullshit.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:15 AM

26. Don't forget "Judge" Janine.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:15 AM

10. Will Fox subpoena Hugo Chavez to testify?

Asking because people who are not there and things that did not happen seem important in this case.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:23 AM

11. Maybe they'll use the Sidney Powell 'only idiots would believe us' defense

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:37 AM

12. This will be fun to watch

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:11 AM

16. I hope Dominion takes fox down.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:17 AM

17. I can ...

imagine the information coming out from all that lovely discovering that will be conducted, especially interrogatories, request for documents, request for admissions to name a few and depositions all of which will be done under oath.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:19 AM

18. It will never go to trial,

that would involve discovery. Fox will settle out of court.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:22 AM

19. GOOD!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:38 AM

20. @JoyceWhiteVance Dominion will have to prove Fox defamed then with "actual malice," that Fox knew t




@JoyceWhiteVance

Dominion will have to prove Fox defamed then with “actual malice,” that Fox knew that the reporting was false or acted with reckless disregard to its truth. Should be interesting since Sidney Powell says everyone should have known her stories weren’ true.



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Sullivan, the public safety commissioner in Montgomery, Alabama was suing the NYT when SCOTUS created the actual malice standard, which protects media entities & presumably Fox in this case. If it doesn’t apply, Dominion has an easier path.


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Response to riversedge (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:10 AM

24. Of course they it did with actual malice. I guess proving it will be the issue

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:48 AM

21. says the door is open to sue individuals at fox!!


good.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/912eea8e168f95d51dec02da78ac2760
................Attorneys for Dominion said Fox News’ behavior differs greatly from that of other media outlets that reported on the claims.

“This was a conscious, knowing business decision to endorse and repeat and broadcast these lies in order to keep its viewership,” said attorney Justin Nelson, of Susman Godfrey.

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Dominion has also sued Giuliani, Powell and the CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow over the claims. A rival technology company, Smartmatic USA, also sued Fox News over election claims. Unlike Dominion, Smartmatic’s participation in the 2020 election was restricted to Los Angeles County.

Dominion lawyers said they have not yet filed lawsuits against specific media personalities at Fox News but the door remains open. Some at Fox News knew the claims were false but their comments were drowned out, lawyers said.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:11 AM

25. Then it was done with actual malice!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:42 AM

29. Next up #Trump!!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:03 AM

22. Best news of the day!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:09 AM

23. I'm pretty sure...

this will cost them at least Judge Juicebox. I'm hoping they cut at least Ingrahm or Hannity as well. Harris Faulkner would be a fine loss too. She's really gone full on MAGAt since the election for some reason.

GO DOMINION!!

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Response to IrishAfricanAmerican (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:20 AM

28. The more the merrier!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:20 AM

27. Dominion is going to win at least one of these suits.

And that will help mitigate the damage done.

Had Dominion done nothing it would have been a tacit admission of guilt to many. With a high profile victory, and Dominion will make it known, it helps restore their integrity. As it is, a lot of our friends in Conservative states will still refuse to implement their machines.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:47 AM

31. ' Fox News has released a statement saying it stands by their coverage.'.................





NBC's Pete Williams reports on the $1.6 billion lawsuit Dominion Voting Systems has filed against Fox News alleging the network made false allegations about the 2020 election. Fox News has released a statement saying it stands by their coverage.


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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 11:22 AM

32. I just checked on the Fox news website

Not one word about the lawsuit on the whole first page.

The main article was about Biden using detailed notes during the press conference. They presented this as being scandalous.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 03:05 PM

35. almost beats the tan suit scandal!!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 12:58 PM

34. I just watched a YouTube video this morning with John Cleese and Eric Idle of Monty Python fame.

Somewhere in this interview John Cleese was asked what he would like to do that he has not done yet. He answered that he would like to strangle Rupert Murdoch with his bare hands. I'm not sure where it happened in the interview, but the entire video is worth watching. I pretty much laughed through the whole thing.



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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:50 AM

36. K&R

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