For years, the left looked for a way to shut down Fox News.
Democrats wanted to cancel Fox as part of a coordinated campaign to censor the news and control the flow of information to the American people.
And this billion-dollar lawsuit aimed at Fox News has all hell breaking loose.
The election technology company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News, hosts Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro as well as lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani over claims that deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez played a role in creating Smartmatic technology and that it could change vote totals.
There is no evidence to back up these allegations and Fox News aired segments on Maria Bartiromo and Lou Dobbs’ programs debunking claims that Smartmatic technology could change votes from Joe Biden to Donald Trump.
The New York Times reported:
Mr. Dobbs, a Fox Business Network anchor, and Ms. Bartiromo, who hosts shows on Fox Business and Fox News, have been staunch supporters of the former president. On Nov. 29, Ms. Bartiromo conducted Mr. Trump’s first lengthy TV interview after the election. Ms. Pirro, a onetime prosecutor whose “Justice with Judge Jeanine” is a staple of Fox News’ Saturday night lineup, has been friends with Mr. Trump for decades.
Among the on-air exchanges the Smartmatic suit highlights is one between Ms. Powell and Mr. Dobbs on Nov. 16. Ms. Powell claimed on Mr. Dobbs’s show that Hugo Chávez, the deceased president of Venezuela, had a hand in the creation of Smartmatic technology, designing it so that the votes it processed could be changed undetected. (Mr. Chávez, who died in 2013, did not have anything to do with Smartmatic.)
This lawsuit could bring Fox News to its knees as the financial penalty could wipe out Fox News’ profits.
The New York Times reported, “Fox Corporation made $3 billion in pretax profit on $12.3 billion in revenue from September 2019 to September of last year. It is valued at about $17.8 billion.”
Dominion Voting Systems has also filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Powell, Giuliani and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell about their claims that Dominion voting machines switch votes from Biden to Trump.
None have yet to produce evidence to back up their allegations.
Dominion and Smartmatic argued these claims that their voting machines played a role in stealing the election damaged their companies’ reputation and ability to sign contracts in states run by Republicans.
Fox News had hoped that retracting stories and airing segments that debunked vote switching conspiracy theories was enough to spare them from a multi-billion dollar lawsuit.
But they were wrong.
And now they may pay a price.
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