They lied. They got busted. Now they pay.
Hi Ari, while everything you say is true and fine, there is one very troubling aspect of this: it will change nothing. Fox was not required to apologize to their viewers for their corrupt behavior. It is already emerging that they will be carrying on business as usual. 15% of one year's profits is less important to them than maintaining their cred with their viewership and that is what they will be doing. It will be more of the same regardless of the money.
They should have been forced to admit they lied on every show they have. Otherwise the fascist Trumpists will never know.
Hello to all my new friends! Ari, the rest of us were harmed by the sophistry that Faux ?News? engaged in. I think you should help us file a class action lawsuit! The Proof Is Out There!
I know the penalty is unprecedented, but to Fox corporation it is a drop in the bucket. They got brought to heel for a brief fleeting moment. The Fox show hosts will be more clever going forward- they dodged a bullet. It’s about ratings, money and playing to the Trump base. Their audience isn’t searching for the truth, they want a narrative that feeds their beliefs and their needs. While I think the Dominion legal team did a fantastic job for their client, Fox in the long run, by not going to trial. out-foxed ( sorry for this) the bigger issue which is a
corrupt media enterprise continuing to prevail.
Great coverage on this story as always.
I take your point Ari, but I confess that I wanted to HEAR a public admission of wrongdoing, and an apology.
My question Ari - is I am sure a lot will want to know. What Happened to the Apology?
Your writing was spot on. I am glad it settled, the Fox case. It would continue to a Maga group would divide our country further. It was good to know finally some accountability. I also believe the clarity in providing a breakdown of what iyet to come.
I am always grateful for your excellent reporting. I also appreciate that you often let an artist have a voice on your program. They have a lot to say about the state of our country. Gratefully, Julia Montrond
Ari, this $787.5 million settlement may have set quite a high bar and unprecedented precedent! And with this settlement representing a whopping 15% of their profit is quite a vindication for Dominion and represents accountability to a toon we have never seen or heard before in defamation suits! I’d say it’s just a matter of time before FOX NEWS is done with their other lawsuits in play like Smartmatic. Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion lawsuit is another lawsuit accusing FOX for defamation. Now that Dominion has paved the way with the unprecedented settlement from FOX and uncovered so much evidence, pray tell: what other damning and ruinous evidence shall Smartmatic’s legal team uncover!
Superb coverage and explanations for the layman on your show, Ari. Thank you. Having said that, I wonder how many Fox viewers understand/care/will have their viewing habits changed -- OR how many MAGA-ites would not still vote for DJT despite it all. A lot still to be seen.....
Btw Ari - the Title today is fantastic!!
Nice article. Always enjoy your show.
You graphic’s were very helpful. Loved the Comedian.
It's not a surprise that this amount is unprecedented. I have to wonder how much this really hurts Fox or Murdock. I hope it does. But I wish the liars would have to publicly state that they lied. They need to say this directly to their viewers. Tucker and the rest should be fired. Ari, always great coverage!
They got busted in the most biblical way!
And the Lord gave us DOMINION over the FOX anchors,
and over the fowl/foul lies they spread on the air,
and over the MAGA cattle, and over every creepy thing
that MURDOCH creepeth upon the earth.
FOX’s STATEMENT: "We acknowledge the Court's rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false...”
The PROBLEM: “...the Trump-allied lies about the 2020 election, which were peddled primarily from Nov. 2020 to Jan. 2021 and fueled the insurrection...”
Because of the above, I am left unsettled about the Dominion outcome. Fox’s statement is so confusing, I had to read it several times, trying to find their admission of guilt. There is NONE! Even newscasters stumbled, when reading it. Comparing that statement to the identified problem for me, if not the country, leaves me unsatisfied. I acknowledge the award is unprecedented! But so is Fox News-their control of a political party, social issues, the insurrection, and us being held hostage to it all!