Rupert Murdoch admits Fox News hosts endorsed Trump claims that the election was stolen

March 01, 2023

Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted that some of his Fox News hosts 'endorsed' false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump in his deposition for the $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems. In the filing released Monday, they also denied Murdoch was directly involved in the coverage of the election fraud claims. Murdoch's comments came as court documents revealed earlier this month showed Fox News hosts expressing doubts about the election fraud claims they were pushing to viewers. Dominion's newest filing also shows how former Speaker Paul Ryan, now on the board at Fox Corp., said in his deposition that he told Murdoch and his son and Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch, 'Fox News should not be spreading conspiracy theories.' Fox lawyers have pointed to times when their hosts did push back on fraud claims made by Powell and Giuliani.