‘Shockingly reckless’: Fox News hosts privately shot down Trump’s ‘big lie’ over election fraud

According to a court filing in Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit against the network, Fox News hosts privately shared that they did not believe then-President Donald Trump’s allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, despite devoting airtime to many of those same false claims. In addition to Fox hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingram, Fox Corporation chair Rupert Murdoch also spoke privately against former-President Trump’s claims calling them “really crazy stuff” and “damaging.” Dominion Voting Systems filed the lawsuit against Fox News and the Fox Corporation in March of 2021 for $1.6 billion, alleging that the network deliberately made and amplified false claims about Dominion and the 2020 election.

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