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Tue Mar 7, 2023, 10:15 PM Mar 2023

'The Whole Thing Seems Insane': New Documents on Fox and the Election [View all]

Source: New York Times

By Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Robertson
March 7, 2023
Updated 8:57 p.m. ET


“What are we all going to do tmrw night?” Ms. Ingraham, the host of the 10 p.m. show on Fox News, asked her colleagues in a text message chain on Nov. 16, 2020.

Mr. Carlson responded that he planned to devote a significant chunk of his program to a little-known voting technology company that had become a target of Trump supporters who suspected the election had been rigged: Dominion Voting Systems.

“Haven’t said a word about it so far,” Mr. Carlson said, acknowledging that the conspiracy theories about Dominion’s purported role in a fictitious plot to siphon away votes from President Donald J. Trump were making him uneasy.

“The whole thing seems insane to me,” he wrote. “And Sidney Powell won’t release the evidence. Which I hate.” Ms. Powell, a legal adviser to the Trump campaign, was “making everyone paranoid and crazy, including me,” Mr. Carlson added.

Text messages like these, released on Tuesday evening as part of Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, offer some of the clearest evidence yet about the serious misgivings that many inside the network expressed to one another even as they told their audiences of millions a very different story of fraud and malfeasance at the polls.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/07/business/media/fox-dominion-2020-election.html?unlocked_article_code=V_01P8v3R3VTRGz9rMOKN0bmBgQVCAeK6RLZYrsPlVrR2lw8hoyfLI4nIvqmyDDwTblNaRIjLb0BGAvK8bdAXa63RU9Tm--ZmDqOXroRnoLA3oimIUU4-E_ibwbbCm4q_yJq-yZtWEo3Ep7OTewQiEumBnStfjdtPLFl3Vkpwii1I2cIPtootIssBrJUkrmWKIAbOqYDly9bZovisPmjNjkxeYcp91F4RSgRpnzM0fugidNYJnpGvLwm8RYsrDKtBPNxhAHXg-sOOkn56TTCBqTxXPR1786n7CToLxiZuS5IL9HxCJ4VSdS05A026LbxEb71NAMG_W7MHsGf89YdPInSNwlxlLeNVsIK&smid=url-share

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Kicking for Visibility SheltieLover Mar 2023 #1
They're lying propagandists Joinfortmill Mar 2023 #2
Goebel Nat-C Fascist Traitors MayReasonRule Mar 2023 #12
OHpleezohpleezohpleez... 2naSalit Mar 2023 #3
k&r nt orleans Mar 2023 #4
Ofcourse Sidney Powell had no evidence! mchill Mar 2023 #5
+1000 diva77 Mar 2023 #8
It was a Bradcast I was listening too....I was mchill Mar 2023 #19
Look here mchill Mar 2023 #20
I agree. The MSM, including MSNBC - Rachel, et al is dangerously ill-informed about the diva77 Apr 2023 #21
This topic is definitely under-reported! mchill Apr 2023 #22
They're in the business of lying to stupid people for money Warpy Mar 2023 #6
I think profits-over-people and profits-over-health-of-democracy are malice. . . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2023 #11
Most of us on DU think that Warpy Mar 2023 #14
May all involved receive everything they deserve. niyad Mar 2023 #7
Fox isn't a news agency. It's a hostile foreign intelligence agency. Initech Mar 2023 #9
A corporate attempt at overthrowing our system of government. C Moon Mar 2023 #10
We do have these two stiff laws that could be applied to Fox agents of lies: ancianita Mar 2023 #13
Your strategy might work. . . . .nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2023 #15
This is the absolute peak of 40+ years of conservative bullying, lies, and misinformation. Initech Mar 2023 #16
Wasn't Tuckface one of the Faux Noise hosts who were called to testify in the special grand jury? FakeNoose Mar 2023 #17
If they didn't have details why were they reporting it? LiberalFighter Mar 2023 #18
Maybe the fascists are testing the state of ignorance Marthe48 Apr 2023 #23
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