Murdoch Admits Election Fraud Lies Approved by Fox News Hosts

Former Republican Speaker of the House and current Fox Corporation board member Paul D. Ryan, in his affidavit, said Mr. The document describes appeals to Murdoch and his son Lachlan, the chief executive. Fox News should not spread conspiracy theories. Mr. Ryan suggested instead that the network pivot and “move on from Donald Trump and stop spreading election lies.”

There was some discussion at the highest levels of the company about how to build that center, Dominion said.

On January 5, 2021, the day before the Capitol attack, Fox News Media Chief Executive Mr. Murdoch and Suzanne Scott, Mr. Hannity and his fellow prime-time hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham spoke about , Mr. It should be clear to the audience that Biden won the election. Mr. In his affidavit, Murdoch said he believed such a statement “would go a long way to dispel the Trump myth that the election was stolen.”

According to the information filed, Mrs. Scott said of the hosts, “Personally they’re all there,” but “we have to be careful about using the shows and pissing off the audience.” No such statement was made on air.

Dominion details the close relationship that Fox hosts and executives enjoyed with senior Republican officials and members of Trump’s inner circle, revealing how Fox sometimes shaped the story that covered it. Immediately after the election, Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, Mr. It describes how Murdoch made the call. In his statement, Mr. Murdoch said during the call that he “asked other senior Republicans to refuse to accept Mr. Trump’s conspiracy theories and baseless claims of fraud.” urged McConnell.

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Mr. Biden disclosed confidential information about the ads the Biden campaign ran on Fox. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, said Mr. Dominion also describes how Murdoch provided

At one point, Dominion’s lawyers accused Ms. Pero, who hosted a Saturday evening talk show, of “laundering her own conspiracy theories through Powell.” Ms. Biro bragged to her friends that she was “proof of Powell’s claims.” Dominion notes that it’s “something she doesn’t share with the audience.”

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