Dominion Sues Fox News: Read It For Yourself

Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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  1. Avatar North
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    Finger lickin good. Wonder if Fox’ll be able to actually pull off claiming that Dominion is a public figure so malice has to be established?Report

    • Avatar Philip H in reply to North
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      I’m waiting for them to argue that they shouldn’t be believed by reasonable people.Report

      • Avatar DavidTC in reply to Philip H
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        Hey, you want to know who should actually be canceled, and deplatformed?

        The people who have argued, in court, that what they saying is obviously lies for entertainment purposes and is not expected to be true.

        Fox News, very recently, argued in court that Tucker Carlson (Or any of their opinion people) doesn’t have to any obligation to actually research before commenting on things, specifically before accusing people of felonies.

        Note this isn’t the same thing as the false claim they’ve argued their _news_ stories don’t have to be truthful…they’ve been very clear they are just talking about their opinion shows, and their opinion shows are just for entertainment. But they’ve argued that repeatedly.

        The thing is: Various media platforms have decided to crack down sources of false information. And…they don’t do that story by story, they flag entire domains, entire sources of content, as disreputable.

        Which makes me question why _any_ part of Fox News is treated as news by social media sites. People aren’t normally allowed to operate a place that produces lying political slander that is just for entertainment…_and_ news that is supposed to be treated seriously.

        Likewise, Tucker Carlson. Twitter, during the election, put little notifications under tweets about the election, warning people about dubious info, telling them where to good info.

        I don’t see why that shouldn’t be done to Tucker Carlson. His Twitter describes himself as working for Fox News, and I think Twitter should, below each tweet, something that makes it clear he works for Fox News in an _opinion_ capacity, he is not any sort of journalist.

        And according to his court’s actual words, in position put forward by his employer’s own lawyer: The “‘general tenor’ of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.’

        Put that on every Tweet by him: This opinion host is not a journalist, and has been found by a US District court to be ‘not stating actual facts’ about the topics he discussions and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary’.Report

        • Avatar dhex in reply to DavidTC
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          “People aren’t normally allowed to operate a place that produces lying political slander that is just for entertainment…”

          without political slander for entertainment, wither the 23 hours of cable news that aren’t story recaps?

          i admit i like the idea of a world where twitter goes about labeling columnists in one direction and journalists in another, but that’s only because the chaos that would ensue would be hilarious. dark chuckles for dark times, friend.Report

  2. Avatar CJColucci
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    For some reason, my two attempts to post about the legal talent on Dominion’s side seem to have been eaten.Report

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