Liberals, particularly those in the media, have been salivating for months after revelations in the $1.6 billion lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News Corp became public. These revelations appeared to show that the cable news giant may have misled the public about the 2020 presidential election.
They were particularly gleeful at the prospect that Fox News anchors Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson (and others) would serve as witnesses for the network. Meaning, these anchors would be testifying in court under oath.
But imagine their disappointment when, just as the trial was set to begin, both parties came to an agreement to settle the dispute for $787.5 million. It allowed Fox News to continue going about its business and deprived the mainstream media the chance to bring down their biggest competitor.
Not only did Fox News not have to face scrutiny in court, but they did not have to apologize or admit any wrongdoing. The settlement news only further incensed the liberal media.
Yet, these same liberal journalists who despise Fox News and want to destroy them should be thankful.
Why? Because a verdict against the network might have made it harder for the press to defend itself against defamation claims.
If Fox News had gone to trial and lost, it would have likely opened the floodgates to more lawsuits and many of them would have been meritless against journalists.
Is that what they really want to see? I doubt it, but they have been so blinded by their hatred and loathing of Fox News that they ignored their own self-interest.
Hopefully, Fox News has learned that a news organization – especially the top-rated cable news network – should not allow cranks spouting unproven conspiracy theories on the air and not allow those theories to take root rather than to debunk them.
Fox News has provided a valuable service since its inception by combatting the liberal media’s lies and giving a voice to those that otherwise wouldn’t have had one. But Fox News failed in this instance to practice responsible journalism that cost them a lot of money in the end.