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Analysis: Murdoch emails loom large in election lawsuits against Fox News

Did Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch influence Fox News’ coverage of claims about two voting technology companies — knowing that those claims were false? That has become a significant question in defamation lawsuits filed by Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems Corp against Fox News and its parent company Fox Corp (FOXA.O). The plaintiffs are asking for more than $4 billion inContinue reading “Analysis: Murdoch emails loom large in election lawsuits against Fox News”

House Jan. 6 committee votes to hold Mark Meadows in contempt

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot voted on Monday to recommend contempt charges for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Before becoming former President Donald Trump’s final chief of staff, Meadows was a lawmaker, representing North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Meadows did provide the panel with thousands of textContinue reading “House Jan. 6 committee votes to hold Mark Meadows in contempt”

Mark Meadows Discussed a ‘Direct and Collateral Attack’ Plan to Overturn Election Results, Committee Says

The committee investigating Jan. 6 wrote in a letter that it has no choice but to advance contempt proceedings against Trump’s former chief of staff “I love it.” Mark Meadows so wrote in a Nov. 6, 2020, text message to a member of Congress who proposed a “highly controversial” plan overturn the election results by appointingContinue reading “Mark Meadows Discussed a ‘Direct and Collateral Attack’ Plan to Overturn Election Results, Committee Says”

Fox News deleted computer data, spied on text messages of employees who claimed sexual harassment, city investigation charged

Fox News staffers who claimed sexual harassment then faced a harassment campaign from their own employer, a previously undisclosed investigation by the city concluded. The conservative network spied on the text messages and deleted computer data of employees who complained about harassing behavior by colleagues and supervisors, according to a complaint by the city CommissionContinue reading “Fox News deleted computer data, spied on text messages of employees who claimed sexual harassment, city investigation charged”

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota marked a notable shift duringContinue reading “States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge”

Fox News caught trying to pass off GOP operatives as parents “concerned” about critical race theory

A new report sheds light on the backgrounds of the nearly dozen anti-CRT guests featured on Fox News Fox News failed to disclose to their audience that nearly a dozen guests billed as parents panicked by what they misleadingly label critical race theory being taught to their young children in school are also professional Republican operatives,Continue reading “Fox News caught trying to pass off GOP operatives as parents “concerned” about critical race theory”

Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had ‘Foxitis,’ ‘Foxmania’

A lawyer for an accused Capitol rioter says his client had “Foxitis” after watching Fox News often, according to multiple reports. During a virtual hearing, a lawyer for Anthony Antonio explained that his client began watching Fox News often after he was lost his job at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CNN. “He became hooked with whatContinue reading “Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had ‘Foxitis,’ ‘Foxmania’”

‘He Is Lying. People Are Dying’: Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar

“Five million Texans are without power tonight and temperatures are below freezing. People will most certainly die tonight because of it. But Gov. Abbott had time to go on Sean Hannity to blame the Green New Deal.” As millions of Texans struggled desperately to keep warm amid power outages stemming from the devastating winter storm sweeping theContinue reading “‘He Is Lying. People Are Dying’: Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar”

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