Media Matters President Angelo Carusone released the following statement after a settlement was reportedly reached in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News over the conspiracy theories the right-wing network promoted about Dominion’s voting machines in the weeks following the 2020 election.
The stain this leaves on Fox can’t be wiped out with money. The network has been completely exposed as a partisan propaganda outlet that is willing to do anything for profit and power. Fox News lied about the 2020 election; they all knew it was a lie, right up to the Murdochs themselves. What the Dominion trial offered was a keyhole view into the day-to-day industrial-scale deceit that takes place at Fox. It helped illustrate why the company is such a uniquely destructive force.
Ultimately, though, the only way to hold Fox accountable is for the cable companies that force every cable customer to subsidize Fox by grossly overpaying for it, even if they never watch it, not to give in to Fox's bullying tactics.
As MMFA President Angelo Carusone laid out in a recent tweet thread, even while Fox stands trial for spreading lies that helped fuel an attack on our country, Fox News is likely trying to grab even more money from consumers by renegotiating deals with major cable providers. Consumers can take a stand and refuse to continue to line Fox’s pockets. Visit NoFoxFee.com to see how MMFA is encouraging consumers to tell their providers “Don’t let Fox News raise my bill.
Media Matters chronicled Fox’s attacks on Dominion when they were first launched in November 2020 and has reported extensively on filings in the case that shed new light on Fox’s corrupt and deceitful propaganda operation. Highlights from our archive are available here and here; for more, check out our website about the lawsuit, FoxKnew.com.
This week, Media Matters commissioned mobile billboards outside the courthouse in Wilmington, DE, and outside Fox News’ headquarters in New York City calling out Fox News' lies around election denial, noting that “Lachlan Murdoch Knew,” “Rupert Murdoch Knew,” “Tucker Carlson Knew,” “They All Knew” and directing people to FoxKnew.com.