Smartmatic Says Disinformation on Fox News About the Election Was ‘No Accident’ (New York Times via Yahoo)
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The election technology company Smartmatic pushed back Monday against Fox News’ argument that it had covered the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election responsibly, stating that Fox anchors had played along as guests pushed election-related conspiracy theories.
“The First Amendment does not provide the Fox defendants a get-out-of-jail-free card,” Smartmatic’s lawyer, J. Erik Connolly, wrote in a brief filed in New York state Supreme Court. “The Fox defendants do not get a do-over with their reporting now that they have been sued.”
The brief came in response to motions filed by Fox Corporation and three current and former Fox hosts — Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and Lou Dobbs — to dismiss a Smartmatic lawsuit accusing them of defamation.
Smartmatic and another company, Dominion Voting Systems, became the focus of baseless conspiracy theories after the Nov. 4 election that they had manipulated vote totals in contested states. Those conspiracy theories were pushed by Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, serving as personal lawyers to former President Donald Trump, on Fox News, Trump’s longtime network of choice. Smartmatic, which says that the conspiracy theories destroyed its reputation and its business, provided election technology in only one county during the election.
I love to see FOX News and others including the New York Times (the publishers of this article) who cater to an audience rather than give factual information. This is no mistake by the media with all the crap that has been pulled. First with the media corporations it is about power, then it is about the money.
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC FieldsWarning DO NOT CLICK HERE!
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Maddow and Alex(sp?)Jones, used the defense that what they provide is “entertainment”-that their viewers understand that what they are watching is “entertainment”.
IIRC, it was this way/this defense that she and Jones used which got them out of being successfully sued for lieing on their shows.
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