The following article, Fox News Pushes for Dominion Lawsuit to be Tossed Aside, was first published on Flag And Cross.
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, there were a number of prominent political figures and entities who found themselves wading into the controversial narrative of then-President Donald Trump and his surrogates, many of whom believed that the election was “stolen” from the incumbent Republican. Some believed that there were Democratic balloting policies to blame, while others took a more literal route, suggesting that Dominion Voting Systems was behind a massive scheme to rig the results.
Judges around the nation refused to hear cases against Dominion brought by pro-Trump lawyers such as Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, putting a damper on the “stop the steal” movement’s legal maneuvering.
But some continued to push back against Dominion, and they soon found themselves on the receiving end of massive lawsuits in which the election security company was seeking billions in damages for alleged defamation.
Fox News was just such an entity, and they are now seeking to have this massive litigious effort tossed out.
Fox News has asked a Delaware court to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought against it by Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s coverage of the 2020 vote count, arguing it “threatens to stifle the media’s free-speech right to inform the public about newsworthy allegations of paramount public concern.”
The network cited the First Amendment in their argument.
“The news media has the right in a democracy to inform citizens by reporting and commenting on a President’s allegations challenging the security of our elections,” court documents say.
The conservative cable news outlet also alleges it “truthfully” sought to present the public with both sides of the legal dispute led by former President Donald Trump and his legal team as it contested the outcome of the election. “Fox hosts responsibly covered the controversy, repeatedly pressing the President’s attorneys, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, for evidence substantiating their allegations,” the network said, noting that Dominion agreed to appear on air to dispute the claims.
Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, was also served with a similar lawsuit, as well as the aforementioned Powell and Giuliani.
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