FOX SETTLEMENT: JOURNALISM AND JUSTICE ARE DYING
As a business maneuver, I can respect Fox News Media’s decision to settle the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuits.
From an obviously biased judge and restrictive rulings from the bench to the probability of an overtly hostile jury, it makes financial sense to settle to curtail massive ongoing legal fees, the possibility of an outlandish multi-billion-dollar judgment, and a ruling that would set a negative precedent for other lawsuits, especially when Fox might be faced with the sketchy sworn testimony of witnesses like Attorneys Sydney Powell, Lin Wood, and others whose fanciful assertions and outlandish conspiracies are not easily believable in the light of day.
And there is the secondary consideration of seeing Fox’s premier commentators, like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and others pilloried, greatly diminishing their credibility.
Published April 18, 2023
NEW YORK – April 18, 2023 — FOX News Media announced today that a settlement was reached in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit.
In making the announcement, the network said, “We are pleased to have reached a settlement of our dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. We acknowledge the Court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false. This settlement reflects FOX’s continued commitment to the highest journalistic standards. We are hopeful that our decision to resolve this dispute with Dominion amicably, instead of the acrimony of a divisive trial, allows the country to move forward from these issues.”
FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the free ad-supported television service FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for more than 21 consecutive years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches nearly 200 million people each month.
What does this mean for journalism?
Traditional journalism is dying. As we have seen since the Obama presidency, the conventional reporting of the news based on traditional journalistic ethics has given way to a corporatized media replacing news with narrative. A corporatized media, captured by the regime and the progressive communist democrats, willing to pump out propaganda and, even worse, suppress dissident news and narratives in return for access to newsmakers, regulatory relief, lucrative advertising buys, and the usual corporate contracts, grants, lack of regulatory scrutiny, and tax advantages. This is tantamount to the rise of loosely coupled state media like those seen in despotic regimes.
What does this mean for justice?
The United States now operates under a two-tiered justice system, ruled over by hyper-partisan judges and susceptible to judge and venue shopping to ensure a massively angry and partisan jury. One needs only consider the treatment of the January 6 defendants, many of whom were ushered into the building by the Capitol police and technically innocent until proven guilty under traditional American jurisprudence, to see what “justice” looks like in a government-dominated venue.
Was the election subject to manipulation by the progressive communist democrats? Hell, yes!
Unconstitutional changes in election procedures altered election results, and the suppression of relevant news like the Hunter Biden laptop, the interference by government officials and deep-state bureaucracy, and the various failures of local voting equipment all played a role in changing the outcome. The courts suppressed legitimate cases for lack of standing, allegedly time-barred requests for relief and procedural folderol. Truth be told, no Court was willing to set a precedent by overturning a presidential election.
It appears to me that, while Fox may have had a credible defense, it could not overcome a system weighted by partisan actors.
We will now hear a massive outpouring of bullshit – the customary vindication narratives that further obscure the truth and advance the progressive communist democrat agenda and narrative.
The truth is Fox did not lose; America lost!
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS