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Rupert Murdoch Testifies Some Fox News Hosts Reported False Information

In a stunning admission, Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, stated in an unsealed court deposition that he knew his network was deliberately spreading false information to the public about the last presidential election being rigged. The revelation came as part of a lawsuit against Fox News by Dominion Voting System, a voting technology company, over false claims made by the network about the integrity of the 2020 election.

During the deposition, which took place in January 2023 but was only recently unsealed. Murdoch acknowledged that Fox News promoted former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the election had been stolen from him, despite knowing that the allegations were baseless.

Perhaps most damningly, Murdoch stated that the motive behind Fox News’ misinformation campaign was purely financial. He admitted that the network’s coverage was driven by ratings and revenue rather than a commitment to accuracy and truthfulness. This admission underscores the cynical and unethical nature of Fox News’ approach to journalism, which has long been criticized for its conservative bias and willingness to sacrifice journalistic integrity in pursuit of profit.

In addition to his admission about Fox News’ coverage of the 202 election, Murdoch also acknowledged breaking a confidentiality agreement by providing access to the Biden campaign in exchange for advertising to the Trump team. This revelation raises further questions about the relationship between Fox News and political candidates, and the extent to which the network is willing to compromise its journalistic standards in pursuit of financial gain.

The implications of Murdoch’s deposition are far-reaching and troubling. They suggest that Fox News, one of the most influential right wing propaganda media outlets in the United States, has prioritized profit over truth, even when doing so may have endangered public health and democracy itself. The admission also raises questions about the responsibility of media owners and executives, and the extent to which they should be held accountable for the actions of their networks.

It remains to be seen what the fallout from Murdoch’s admission will be, both for Fox News and for the wider media landscape. The evidence clearly shows Fox news should be found liable, and if they do, they will appeal the case all the way up to the United States Supreme court, which can take years. It is clear that this revelation is a wake-up call for those who value truth and accuracy in journalism and a reminder of the importance of holding media outlets accountable for their actions.

Kingston Bailey
Kingston Bailey
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