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Monday, February 20, 2023


CLICK HERE so as not to miss a remarkable work of journalism by the Associated Press national media writer David Bauder. 

Here’s a tease: 

NEW YORK (AP) — A court filing in a lawsuit against Fox News lays bare a panic at the network that it had alienated its viewers and damaged its brand by not lining up with President Donald Trump’s false claims that he had won the 2020 presidential election. That worry — a real one, judging by Fox’s ratings in the election’s

AP's David Bauder
aftermath — played a key role in Fox not setting the record straight about unfounded fraud claims, the network’s accuser contends. “It’s remarkable how weak ratings make good journalists do bad things,” the filing quotes Fox Washington news executive Bill Sammon as saying. The details were included in a trove of private communications unearthed by lawyers and contained in a redacted brief filed Thursday by Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion claims in a $1.6 billion lawsuit that Fox aired allegations that Dominion had doctored the vote against Trump, even as it knew that was untrue. 

Cartoon by Ann Telnaes, Washington Post

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