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Fox Corp and Fox News are pleased to have reached an “amicable” settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over a defamation lawsuit, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Just announced... I'm guessing there's some dirty laundry they didn't want hung in public.... Details on the settlement but yet announced.
zonavar68 · 51-55, M
That just means fox wanted to avoid their dirty Trump loving/supporting secrets getting put into the public record.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@originnone And of course you believe in his previous policies, like holding a black man at the business end of a shotgun, right?
originnone · 56-60, M
@sunsporter1649 I don't know what you're talking about....I'm guessing that if that had happened, I would have heard about it during the gubernatorial campaign....
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@originnone Fetterman's past gun incident rattles Black Democrats in Pa. Senate race.

John Fetterman said he heard what sounded like gunfire and saw a man running away. So he reacted by getting his kid inside to safety before he called 911.

What Fetterman did next, however, still haunts him nine years later as he campaigns for the Democratic nomination for the Senate in Pennsylvania: He chased the man down with a shotgun and detained him until police arrived.

It turned out that the man was jogging and wearing running clothes. According to a police report, the man was unarmed and said the sound of gunfire was actually fireworks, although two witnesses thought they heard shots.

The man Fetterman pulled a gun on is Black. Fetterman — the mayor of the Pittsburgh-area borough of Braddock at the time and now the state’s lieutenant governor — is white. Fetterman, 52, said he couldn’t tell the jogger's race initially because of how he was bundled up in the winter cold."
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
They most likely didn't want a few more weeks of airing admissions by their star personalities and Murdoch himself that they didn't believe the stolen election lies being put out by Trump yet aired them, and most of all dd not want to put Murdoch on the stand. Plus they and their lawyers already had run afoul of the judge who already had sanctioned them for foot-dragging in discovery, and appointed a special master to look into whether the attorneys knew they were lying when they said Murdoch had no active role in Fox News Corp although they finally had to fess up that he was CEO. They also waited until the jury was selected and seated before agreeing to the settlement which suggests they were convinced they didn't have a chance with the jury that was seated.

But the reprieve may be short lived for Fox. There are other defamation suits lined up, and they now all have access to what came out in discovery in this case.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@dancingtongue LOL, bury the opposition in soros supported cash, how quaint
losthorizons · 51-55, M
It’s bullshit. Total fraud lawsuit. Dominion is crooked. They are owned by China
SevIsPamprinYouAlways · 56-60, F
Emjay · 18-21, F
@Human1000 A loyal idiot though.
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zonavar68 · 51-55, M
It's all about protecting profits (of Fox and the whole corrupt Murdoch media empire) and nothing about democracy or democratic process.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
Ynotisay · M
Yeah. Amicable. That's what $750M means. Sure thing Fox.
And the dirty laundry is why they settled. No way in hell they were letting their hosts and Murdoch testify. If they lied they'd be charged. If they told the truth they'd be telling their brainwashed audience they lied. They were trapped rats. And it's only going to get turned up when the Smartmatic case goes to trial. REALLY hope there's no settlement before that happens. Because they stand to make FAR more money, and cause more damage, than Dominion.
@Ynotisay Dominion fucked up when they took the money. They had Rupert by the balls, and they loosened their grip. I share your hope that Smartmatic will go the distance.
StevetheSleeve · 31-35, M
At least we got to hear Fox people admitting how much bs they peddled.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
Yup, dominion does have a lot of dirty laundry they do not want aired
Convivial · 26-30, F
@sunsporter1649 the money that fits around that word "amicable"
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@Convivial How much? 6 bucks?
deadgerbil · 22-25, M
@sunsporter1649 sure bud, that's why dominion themselves pressed for this lawsuit

You're so slow it's pathetic lol
originnone · 56-60, M
or...it's cheaper to settle than to fight it....could be either or both
Convivial · 26-30, F
@sunsporter1649 Ah, i see where your confusion comes from... You don't read properly... The money figure is widely quoted from trial sources, the terms of the NDA, if any, i have not seen... Clear now?
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@Convivial So the sources know the contents of the NDA, eh?
Convivial · 26-30, F
@sunsporter1649 you just don't get it to you?
You bought up the existence of an nda, not me
Next up: Smartmatic is suing Fox for $2.7 billion.

[quote] More evidence of Fox News' alleged misconduct while reporting the 2020 presidential election could be unveiled by another lawsuit against the media conglomerate, according to a statement from Smartmatic lawyer Erik Connolly.
. . .

Smartmatic, an election technology company rivaling Dominion, is also suing Fox News. The lawsuit, which was filed in February 2021, is seeking $2.7 billion in damages from the media corporation as well as some of its anchors, more than $1 billion higher than the Dominion lawsuit, which sought $1.6 billion in damages before reaching the settlement.

"Dominion's litigation exposed some of the misconduct and damage caused by Fox's disinformation campaign. Smartmatic will expose the rest," Connolly said in a statement that was tweeted by Semafor editor-in-chief Ben Smith on Tuesday afternoon. "Smartmatic remains committed to clearing its name, recouping the significant damage done to the company, and holding Fox accountable for undermining democracy." [/quote]
akindheart · 61-69, F
85 million?
losthorizons · 51-55, M
@Convivial you’re a fucking dumbass. Please don’t procreate. Oh wait. Did that word offend you? Do you know what it means? Don’t have kids, you’ll fuck up the gene pool even more than it is lmao
Convivial · 26-30, F
@losthorizons one thing I've always enjoyed with Trump supporters... When they run out of logical arguments ( after about 90 seconds), they always revert to name calling, it's all they know.
Thanks for staying in character
losthorizons · 51-55, M
@Convivial no. Normal people just can’t handle with stupidity and choose not to deal with it. Again get your booster so it sterilizes you. Thank you momo
justanothername · 51-55, M
Everyone has their price although I would have preferred for the case to be heard by a jury.
Convivial · 26-30, F
@justanothername i think a lot of us share that view
Heartlander · 80-89, M
Civil suits are decided on a simple majority by the jury. It's a crap-shoot for both sides.
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
Dominions shareholder dividend is looking good this year..😷
Zonuss · 41-45, M
[b]Fox News[/b] has been exposed.
Human1000 · M
They sold out allowing that statement to be released about Fox having journalistic standards.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@Human1000 The statement was laughable, and Dominion knew it. As Jake Tapper commented, "journalistic standards" and "$787.5 million settlement of a defamation case" do not belong in the same sentence.
Human1000 · M
@dancingtongue As if we need more cynicism.
God damn it. I wanted to hear everything.
Convivial · 26-30, F
@LordShadowfire you may yet
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Convivial · 26-30, F
@allygator18 i would have preferred to watch a trial lol

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