ARI MELBER (HOST): Remember, this case that we keep hearing about, it boils down to whether Fox hosts knowingly lied in pushing Trump's lies. And Carlson's confession is not just random, it's on that very topic. The Trump attack on the election was so discredited, it literally infuriated Tucker Carlson in his secret musings. But then he and other hosts, who also showed similar requisite legal knowledge, pushed it on air anyway. That's a textbook definition of the charge here, of the civil allegation. It's a textbook definition of defamation.
Now, I am not reporting to you tonight that Fox News is guilty legally of defamation. Only a jury can find that. I'm reporting tonight that this is some of the most overwhelming evidence of legal defamation ever assembled in modern First Amendment law.