Fox News stars and executives privately trashed Trump’s election fraud claims, court document reveals

February 17, 2023

In a statement Thursday night, Fox News argued that the court filing contained cherry-picked quotes lacking context. After the election, a furious Trump attacked Fox News and encouraged his followers to switch to Newsmax. In multiple instances, Fox News executives and hosts expressed worry over the matter and started to crack down on those at the network who fact-checked election lies. Despite what appeared on air, Fox News executives and hosts privately criticized the Trump camp for pushing claims of election fraud, the messages showed. The court filing also revealed that Fox News executives had criticized some of the network’s top talent behind the scenes.