4 takeaways from the bombshell Fox News legal filing

February 18, 2023

Dominion in a legal filing Thursday laid out extensive evidence uncovered during the discovery process. How leaders at Fox viewed their business modelThe filing is rife with examples of Fox News hosts and executives worrying that departing from Trump’s line, or questioning his team’s claims, might hurt their business model. After Trump and his allies criticized Fox extensively for calling Arizona for Joe Biden after Election Day, Fox went into damage control. Reprimands for fact-checking the claimsThe filing repeatedly shows Fox News hosts and superiors objecting to how their colleagues fact-checked the Trump team’s claims. Deriding Giuliani, Powell and Fox hostsThe filing also makes clear that Fox acknowledged, broadly speaking, that the likes of Giuliani and Powell were not to be taken seriously.