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Re: Dominion voting machines demands pro-Trump attorney Sidn

Postby admin » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:42 am

'Not My Job’: Rudy Giuliani Admits He Didn’t Bother to Vet Ludicrous Election Fraud Claims
Sidney Powell, another member of Trump’s “elite strike force” of 2020 election lawyers, said the truth about the debunked Dominion Voting Systems accusations is not “material”

by Peter Wade
Rolling Stone
NOVEMBER 5, 2021 10:28AM ET

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Rudy Giuliani speaks at a news conference in support for the people of Cuba, on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Versailles Cuban restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. AP

Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell admitted they spent very little time verifying voter fraud claims made about the 2020 election before publicizing them in the national media, according to tapes of deposition videos obtained by CNN.

It’s “not my job [to] … investigate every piece of evidence,” Giuliani testified in a defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer.
Coomer is suing Giuliani, Powell, Trump’s presidential campaign, and conservative media outlets and personalities for spreading what he claims are unfounded lies about him and the company. In the suit, Coomer alleged that the defendants made him “the face of their false [election] claims.”

Giuliani discussed those baseless claims during his testimony, including the allegation that Dominion and the head of another voting machine company had rigged an election in Venezuela. “We had a report that the heads of Dominion and Smartmatic, somewhere in the mid-teens, you know 2013, 2014, whatever, went down to Venezuela for a get-to-know meeting with [President Nicolás] Maduro so they could demonstrate to Maduro the kind of vote fixing they did for [former President Hugo] Chavez,” Giuliani said during his deposition.

But he acknowledged that he spent very little time vetting the election fraud accusations he then spread to a national audience. “Sometimes I go and look myself online when stuff comes up,” said Giuliani, who has also claimed that Trump made him work for free after the election. “This time, I didn’t have the time to do it.”

“It’s not my job in a fast-moving case to go out and investigate every piece of evidence that’s given to me,” Giuliani added. “Otherwise, you’re never going to write a story. You’re never going to come to a conclusion.”


In a separate deposition in the case, Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor who launched numerous lawsuits on Trump’s behalf in an attempt to overturn the election results, admitted she did not have “a lot of specific knowledge about what Mr. Coomer personally did” to rig the election. Nor did she try to attempt [to correct] the record when she knew statements she had made were false.

“You had the ear of a number of conservative media outlets,” Coomer’s attorney asked her. “Why did you not ask to provide a statement correcting the misstatements that you had reported?”

“That didn’t seem to be the material part of the inquiry,” she responded, admitting the obvious: Trump and many of the people who worked for him or on his behalf don’t think the truth is relevant.


There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. An internal Trump campaign memo from last November included in court documents revealed that even the campaign was aware that the conspiracy theories about Dominion and another voting machine company, Smartmatic, were false. On Wednesday, Smartmatic filed suit against One America News Network and Newsmax Media Inc., accusing them of slander for airing false election claims.
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Re: Dominion voting machines demands pro-Trump attorney Sidn

Postby admin » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:55 am

Dominion Voting Systems slams Patrick Byrne’s bid to dismiss $1.7 billion lawsuit: Dominion is suing Byrne for spreading baseless claims of election fraud.
by Bryan Schott
the Salt Lake Tribune
Dec. 22, 2021, 7:44 a.m.
Updated: 8:56 a.m.

In August, Dominion Voting Systems sued former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne for $1.73 billion for his repeated false claims that the company’s voting machines helped to steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump. Last month, Byrne moved to dismiss the lawsuit.

Dominion’s response to Byrne’s gambit does not pull any punches.

The filing rips Byrne for attempting to run from the “false and defamatory statements about Dominion” he pushed for several months. Dominion’s response lays out in detail each of Byrne’s claims they say are untrue and harmful:

Dominion’s voting software was built for Hugo Chávez to rig elections;

Dominion intentionally and purposefully designed and built its voting software to facilitate systemic election fraud;

Dominion machines flipped votes from Trump to Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election, including through the use of a secret algorithm, even in jurisdictions where Dominion machines were not used;

Dominion ran a rigged 2018 federal election in Dallas, Texas (a jurisdiction where Dominion machines were not even used);

Dominion allowed foreign countries, including China, to hack its voting machines during the 2020 Presidential Election and flip votes from Trump to Biden;

Dominion bribed senior officials in at least two states to win contracts to supply voting machines to those jurisdictions;

Dominion servers were used in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary to steal votes for Hillary Clinton and that former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered because he knew it; and

Dominion ordered and paid for the illegal shredding of ballots from the 2020 Election.

Dominion says Byrne’s statements were made with malice because he “published claims that are so inherently improbable that only a reckless person could have believed them” and that Byrne manufactured fake evidence to support his narrative about election fraud.

”Byrne committed to tell lies about Dominion in August 2020. He continues to tell lies about Dominion today,” it concludes.

Shortly after the 2020 election, Byrne jumped on baseless claims of election fraud, claiming he had an army of “hackers and cyber sleuths” working to prove that Trump won instead of Joe Biden.

There is no evidence to support that claim. His election fraud claims culminated with an Oval Office meeting in December involving Trump, former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell.

Earlier this year, Flynn and Byrne both spoke at the conspiracy-soaked WeCanAct conference in Salt Lake City.

Byrne resigned as CEO of Overstock in 2019 after publicly disclosing his relationship with alleged Russian spy Maria Butina, claiming his romantic involvement with her was at the behest of “Men in Black” and businessman Warren Buffett.

In addition to the suit against Byrne, Dominion has also filed multibillion-dollar lawsuits against Powell, Fox News, OANN, Newsmax, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

Byrne has until Jan. 5 to respond.
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Re: Dominion voting machines demands pro-Trump attorney Sidn

Postby admin » Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:55 am

Fox News' Sean Hannity says he knew all along Trump lost the election
by David Folkenflik
NPR
December 22, 20229:17 AM ET

Fox News star Sean Hannity – one of former President Donald Trump's strongest allies on the air and one of his closest advisers off it – admitted under oath that he never believed the lie that Trump was cheated of victory in the 2020 presidential election by a voting tech company.

That stands in contrast to what played out on some of Fox's biggest shows – including Hannity's. On television, Fox News hosts, stars and guests amplified and embraced such wild and false claims, made by Trump, his campaign lawyers and surrogates, presenting them to millions of viewers.

Hannity and a top Fox News executive who oversees prime-time programs told a different story about Trump's false claims of fraud under oath and in front of attorneys, during separate depositions in a $1.6 billion defamation suit. While the depositions happened in August, their statements emerged yesterday in a Delaware Superior Court hearing relating to a series of motions by the two sides in the case.

"I did not believe it for one second," Hannity testified, according to an attorney for Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems, who was offering it as a precise quote.

Meade Cooper, Fox News' executive vice president, "confirmed under oath she never believed the lies about Dominion," the Dominion attorney, Stephen Shackelford, Jr., also said.

"Tucker Carlson, he tried to squirm out of it at his deposition," Shackelford added, and then alluded to the Fox News star's texts from November and December 2020, when Judge Eric Davis cut Shackelford off.

Those sworn interviews took place during what's called the discovery phase of the case, in preparation for trial, which is scheduled for April.

Hannity gave airtime to election falsehoods he says he didn't believe

Dominion Voting Systems' suit against Fox News and its parent company, Fox Corp, is roiling the network, the corporation and the Murdoch family that controls them both. Dominion alleges it was unjustly damaged by the false claims that its machines were intentionally rerouting Trump's votes for Joe Biden.

Those claims were broadcast on conservative media, most prominently Fox News, after Election Night. Dominion alleges that was a concerted effort from the top to bottom of Fox to win back viewers after the network was the first to project the key swing state of Arizona for Biden. Trump denounced Fox and millions of his supporters abandoned the network that month. The Murdochs and Fox stood by the call of Arizona.

As NPR first reported, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott warned colleagues "we can't give the crazies an inch."

And yet, Hannity was among those who gave airtime to Trump's claims. On Nov. 30, 2020, for example, he invited Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell on his program for a "one-on-one" interview. By then, she had tied together Trump bogeymen, as the Daily Beast noted in a write-up, including "the dead Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, liberal philanthropist George Soros, communist Chinese money, and the CIA."

Hannity and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro were among those network stars who gave Powell valuable minutes to allege that the voting machine software was designed to hand over Trump votes to Biden, and affirming her frustration that Democrats would not aid her effort for more information about Dominion's machines.

Fox Business star Maria Bartiromo promoted the lies in an interview with Trump, his first on television after the election. Lou Dobbs returned to the topic repeatedly. Dobbs left Fox Business just after Smartmatic filed its lawsuit.

Insights that could help Dominion build its case against Fox

The brief insights into what those key Fox figures said during recent depositions echoed an earlier disclosure, first reported by NPR: A junior producer had emailed colleagues shortly after the 2020 election begging them to keep Fox star Pirro from repeating lies she had pulled from crackpot conspiracy theory websites.

To win in court, Dominion must build a defamation case showing Fox stars and decision-makers knew these claims of election fraud were lies, but let them be broadcast anyway, or were negligent in disregarding strong warning signs. The remarks by Hannity and Cooper appear to help the voting tech firm's legal team construct its case. Hannity made similar remarks saying Trump had lost in private texts with his final White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows; in this instance, however, Hannity has sworn under oath that he never believed any of the former president's claims.

Fox says the allegations were about an inherently newsworthy event–the election–made by an inherently newsworthy source, the sitting president. It argues the case is an affront to free speech principles. And it appears to be readying a defense in part based on convincing a jury that Dominion cannot prove intent on Fox's part or the financial harm to the firm it claims.

Testimony given under oath during this discovery process is not available to the public, including the depositions of top stars, executives and the Murdochs themselves.

Other documents are sealed or redacted, which means certain words, sentences and even paragraphs or pages are blacked out and unreadable by the public. Judge Davis warned that the fact some material may prove embarrassing is not enough to keep it out of the public eye. Even so, Fox News won the right yesterday to keep some documents sealed, despite arguments advanced by Dominion's legal team.

During yesterday's nearly three-hour-long hearing, attorneys also debated whether Smartmatic, another voting tech company and a competitor of Dominion, could intervene in the case. Smartmatic is seeking access some of those heavily redacted or confidential documents for potential use in its own defamation case against Fox, filed in a New York court in 2021. That case is not as far along in the legal process as Dominion's. Judge Davis dismissed Smartmatic's request.

In an order issued today, Davis combined the two technically separate, but parallel cases Dominion has brought against Fox News and Fox Corp in Delaware. The judge also addressed concerns raised by Dominion that Fox News and Fox Corp has failed to share the materials it needs to make its case. Judge Davis compelled Fox News and Fox Corp to produce all material that it is required to in discovery by January 9th and a corporate representative and attorney for each will have to certify that it has shared everything necessary.

Fox Corp boss Lachlan Murdoch, his son, already sat for a deposition in Los Angeles. His father - and the media empire's founder - Rupert Murdoch was scheduled to be deposed over two consecutive mornings earlier this month. But that had been delayed. Judge Davis's order holds that the elder Murdoch and all other outstanding witnesses must sit for depositions next month.
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Postby admin » Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:32 am

Fox News, at apex of 'ecosystem of disinformation,' faces potential legal comeuppance
by Alex Wagner
Jan 20, 2023

Jeremy Peters, media and politics reporter for The New York Times, and David Plouffe, former Obama campaign manager, about the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, for which Rupert Murdoch is sitting for a two-day deposition, and the corrosive effect Fox News has had on U.S. politics and Murdoch's media empire has had on politics around the world.



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THAT FOX NEWS COULD FINALLY BE
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PAYING A LOT FOR ITS LIES.
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JOINING US NOW ARE JEREMY
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PETERS, NEW YORK TIMES MEDIA
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REPORTER, AND AN MSNBC
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CONTRIBUTOR, AND DAVID PLOUFFE,
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FORMER WHITE HOUSE SENIOR
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ADVISER UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.
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THANK YOU GUYS BOTH FOR BEING
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HERE WITH ME AS WE TRY TO
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UNPACK WHAT I THINK HAS BEEN
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ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS
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FORCES IN AMERICAN POLITICS,
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THE RISE AND RISE OF FOX NEWS.
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JEREMY, WHERE DOES THIS LAWSUIT
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STAND?
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JUST FROM A SHAWN KENNEDY QUOTE
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THAT HE IS SAYING, BOLDLY, I
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DID NOT BELIEVE THOSE LIES?
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HOW DOES THE DOMINIONS CASE STAND,
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AS YOU SEE IT?
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>> IT IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST
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DEFAMATION LAWSUITS THAT FIRST
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AMENDMENT SCHOLARS WILL TELL
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YOU HAS EVER BEEN COMPILED
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AGAINST A MAJOR MEDIA
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ORGANIZATION.
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IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE.
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BECAUSE, AS YOU LAID OUT
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PERFECTLY WELL, FOX IS AN
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EXTRAORDINARILY POWERFUL
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ENTITY.
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IT'S A CULTURAL FORCE AS WELL
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AS A POLITICAL FORCE, AS WELL
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AS A MEDIA FORCE.
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AND IT IS AN IDENTITY TO THE
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PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT.
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AND SO, TO HAVE THEM
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POTENTIALLY ON THE HOOK FOR
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LYING TO THEIR AUDIENCE, WHICH
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HAS BEEN FAIRLY WELL DOCUMENTED,
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BUT NOT YET TRIED IN A COURT OF
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LAW, IS --
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THIS IS SO FAR ALONG, ALEX,
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THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN A CASE
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GET THIS FAR AGAINST A MAJOR
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MEDIA COMPANY IN A VERY, VERY
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LONG TIME.
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>> AND THIS IS --
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THE FACT THAT RUPERT MURDOCH
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HIMSELF IS SITTING FOR A
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DEPOSITION IS MEANINGFUL, IT
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WOULD SEEM.
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IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A CASE
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TO BE MADE THAT HE WAS CALLING
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THE SHOTS HERE, THAT HE KNEW
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THESE LIES WERE GOING TO BE
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BROADCAST, AND INDEED, HE
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WANTED THEM TO BE.
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>> IT'S SO MEANINGFUL THAT,
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TYPICALLY, YOU WOULD SEE
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COMPANIES LIKE FOX SETTLING
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THESE CASES BEFORE THE
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CHAIRMAN'S EVER DEPOSED.
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THE FACT THAT HE SAT FOR TWO
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DAYS OF DEPOSITIONS TELLS YOU
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HOW FAR ALONG THIS CASE IS, AND
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WHAT KIND OF EVIDENCE THAT
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DOMINION HAS AMASSED AGAINST
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FOX.
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TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW
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SERIOUS IT IS, SEAN HANNITY HAS
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BEEN BACK FOR TWO DEPOSITIONS.
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THE FIRST ONE WAS NOT ENOUGH.
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DOMINION --
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MORE EVIDENCE OF HIS POSSIBLE
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KNOWING THAT THEY WERE
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SPREADING FALSEHOODS ON THE
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AIR.
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JANINE PIRRO ALSO HAS BEEN BACK
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FOR A SECOND DEPOSITION.
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SUZANNE SCOTT, THE CEO OF FOX
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NEWS, WAS ALSO CALLED BACK FOR
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A SECOND DEPOSITION.
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BUT ULTIMATELY, THAT DIDN'T
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HAPPEN.
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SO, OVER THE COURSE OF THIS
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CASE, DOMINION HAS UNCOVERED
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MORE AND MORE TEXT MESSAGES AND
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EMAILS SHOWING THAT PEOPLE AT
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FOX KNEW WHAT THEY WERE PUTTING
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ON THE AIR PROBABLY WAS NOT
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TRUE BUT DID SO ANYWAY.
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AND THAT IS THE KIND OF
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EVIDENCE THAT A JURY WILL LOOK
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AT AND ULTIMATELY DECIDE IF
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THEY SHOULD PAY 1.6 BILLION
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DOLLARS.

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>> DAVID, FROM A POLITICAL
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PERSPECTIVE, AS SOMEONE WHO
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KNOWS WELL WHAT IT IS LIKE TO
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BE IN A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN,
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AND WHAT WORK GOES INTO BEING
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IN A WHITE HOUSE, AND HOW
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION IS IN
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THIS LANDSCAPE, WHAT IS THE
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MEANING OF --
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TO SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN
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DEMOCRATIC POLITICS?
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>> WELL, ALEX, I'M NOT SURE
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THERE IS ANYTHING MORE
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DANGEROUS OR DEVASTATING TO
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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THEN THE
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FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE --
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FOX NEWS OVER THE LAST COUPLE
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OF YEARS.
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IN FACT, RUPERT MURDOCH HAS
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RAIN TERROR AND DEVASTATION ON
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THREE CONTINENTS.
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SO, IT'S AN ENORMOUSLY
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IMPORTANT --
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IT'S NOT JUST WHO WINS OR LOSES
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THE ELECTION CYCLE.
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OVER A COURSE OF DECADES NOW,
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FOX AND RUPERT MURDOCH, HERE IN
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THE UNITED STATES, AND IN
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AUSTRALIA AND THE UK, A REALLY
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DONE TREMENDOUS DAMAGE.
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I DO THINK THERE HAS ALREADY
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BEEN AN EFFECT --
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2022 ELECTION, WHICH I THINK,
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BY ANY REASONABLE MEASURE, WAS
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A DISASTER, FOR REPUBLICANS,
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EVEN THOUGH THEY NARROWLY WON
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THE HOUSE.
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YOU DID NOT SEE THE SAME --
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OTHER THAN KARI LAKE, AND I
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THINK FOX WAS CAREFUL ABOUT HOW
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THEY COVERED THAT --
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YOU DID NOT SEE THE SAME
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PLAYBOOK THAT YOU SAW IN 20.
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AND I THINK, IN PART, IT'S
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BECAUSE THE LAWYERS ARE
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CONCERNED ABOUT THESE.
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CASES AND I THINK THERE WAS A
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BRUSH BACK.
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--
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ULTIMATELY, THEY HAVE TO PAY
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BIG DAMAGES HERE, THIS COULD BE
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AN IMPORTANT PART OF SECURING
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DEMOCRACY.
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BECAUSE WITHOUT FOX --
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AND OF COURSE, FOX IS LIKE THE
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PIED PIPER.
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THE SINCLAIR STATIONS ARE OR
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THE ONLINE OUTLETS, THEY ALL
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FOLLOW, RIGHT?
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SO, IF FOX IS NOT CALLING THE
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PLAY THAT WE ARE GOING TO
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CHALLENGE THE ELECTION AND SAY
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THEY ARE STOLEN, THEN I THINK
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THERE IS LESS OXYGEN.
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SO THIS COULD NOT BE MORE
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IMPORTANT TO, I THINK, THE
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REALLY STILL --
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QUESTION OF WHETHER WE ARE
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GOING TO REMAIN A DEMOCRACY.
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>> TO FOLLOW ON, THAT DAVID
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PLOUFFE, I THINK A LOT OF
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PEOPLE WOULD SAY, IT'S NOT JUST
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FOX.
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IT'S NOT ALL LATE AT FOX'S
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DOORSTEP.
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THAT'S ABSOLUTELY ACCURATE.
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THERE'S THE INTERNET.
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THEY'RE SPIN-OFF CONSERVATIVE
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MEDIA NETWORKS THAT ARE LOOSELY
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BASED IN FACT, IF BASED IN FACT
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AT ALL.
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BUT AT THE VERY REALITY IS THAT
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FOX IS STILL SEEN --
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MAINSTREAM NEWS OUTLET.
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IT IS ON IN AIRPORTS.
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IT IS ON IN SPORTS PORTS.
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IT IS ON IN HOTELS.
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AND THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN
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ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK AND
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IT'S OTHER RELATED SPINOFFS.
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THAT'S VERY DIFFERENT FROM EVEN
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THE ALEX JONES HOUR OF WHATEVER
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YOU WANT TO CALL IT.
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AND I THINK, WHEN YOU WERE IN A
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WHITE HOUSE, WHEN YOU ARE
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TRYING TO GET A MESSAGE ACROSS,
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GETTING FOX NEWS TO CARRY YOUR
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NEWS, YOUR INFORMATION, IS
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CRITICAL TO REACHING A PART OF
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THE COUNTRY, IS IT NOT?
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>> THERE'S NO QUESTION, ALEX,
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LIKE YOU, I HAVE --
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THIS VERY CAREFULLY.
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FOX HAS ITS ORIGINAL AUDIENCE.
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IT HAS OBVIOUSLY GOT EVEN A
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BIGGER AUDIENCE WHEN PEOPLE
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SHARE THAT CONTENT ACROSS THEIR
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SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS.
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BUT FOX IS THE COACH.
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SO, WHEN FOX LATCHES ONTO A
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STORYLINE, TO A NARRATIVE, THAT
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TRICKLES DOWN.
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SO, WHETHER IT'S OAN OR
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BREITBART OR THE SINCLAIR
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STATIONS OR TALK RADIO, THEY
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ARE GOING TO FOLLOW.
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SO, WHEN FOXES, THIS IS WHAT WE
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ARE GOING TO DO, GANG, AND THAT
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IS WHAT THEY DO.
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SO, IT'S AN ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM OF
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DISINFORMATION THAT THEY
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CONTROL.
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AND WE HAVE REALLY SEEN NOTHING
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LIKE THAT IN AMERICA, CERTAINLY,
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IN TERMS OF ITS IMPORT.
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AND THOSE NUMBERS YOU SHOWED
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WERE REALLY IMPORTANT, WHICH IS,
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THEY HAVE NOT DECLINED THAT --
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MUCH WHICH I GUESS YOU WOULD
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TAKE AS A POSITIVE IN TERMS OF
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PEOPLE'S REACTION TO JANUARY
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6TH --
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BUT THERE'S NO DOUBT THE FOX
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EFFECT HAS SORT OF KEPT A
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CEILING ON THAT, UNFORTUNATELY.
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BECAUSE --
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THOSE NUMBERS CREEPING UP TO 70
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OR 80% IN TERMS OF PEOPLE
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CORRECTLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT
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JANUARY 6TH WAS.
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SO YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
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YOU CAN'T JUST LOOK AT FOX.
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THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF THE
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PYRAMID AND THEY BASICALLY --
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ALL THE SEWAGE FLOWS DOWN FROM
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THEM AND IT GETS PICKED UP BY
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OTHER OUTLETS.
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>> JEREMY, YOU ARE NODDING YOUR
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HEAD AND AGREEMENT WHEN DAVID
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WAS TALKING ABOUT A MORE
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CAUTIOUS APPROACH ON FOX THE
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2020 ELECTIONS AND NIXON
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ELECTION DENIALISM.
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--
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THIS LAWSUIT IS HAVING A
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CHILLING EFFECT, --
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OTHERWISE UNCENSORED SPOUTING
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OF LIES?
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>> LET'S NOT FORGET WHERE THIS
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WHOLE EPISODE STARTED.
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FOX ACTUALLY DID THE RIGHT
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THING AND TOLD IT'S AUDIENCE
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THE TRUTH ON ELECTION NIGHT IN
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2020.
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>> VERY TRUE.
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>> WHICH IS THAT JOE BIDEN WON
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--
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THAT TRUTH, HOWEVER, IT WAS
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INCREDIBLY INCONVENIENT FOR
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FOXES PROFITABILITY.
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THEIR RATINGS FELL OFF A CLIFF.
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AND IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN THOSE
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READINGS, WITH DOMINION ARGUING,
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AND WHAT WE PRESUME THEY HAVE
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BEEN UNCOVERED IN THE DISCOVERY
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PROCESS OF THIS LAWSUIT --
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IS THAT MANY FOX HOST AND
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EXECUTIVE SAID WE NEED TO SHIFT
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THE STORYLINE HERE AND TALK
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ABOUT FRAUD.
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BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT TRUMP IS
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TALKING ABOUT.
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SO WHAT ENDED UP HAPPENING WAS
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THEY ARE NOW OVERCORRECTING FOR
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THOSE FALSEHOODS.
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THAT THEY ALLOWED RUDY GIULIANI,
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THEY ALLOWED CINDY POWELL, TO
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COME ON THE AIR AND SAY, JUST
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COMPLETELY IRRATIONAL, PHONY
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THINGS --
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AND NOW, IF YOU LOOK --
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JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED AT
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ELECTION NIGHT IN 2022.
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FOX WAS THE SLOWEST TO CALL
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MANY RACES.
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INITIALLY, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN
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--
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WHEN ROGER AILES WAS RUNNING
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THAT NETWORK, THEY WERE THE
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FIRST.
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BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT THAT WAS
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WHAT THEIR AUDIENCE WANTED.
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NOW THEY ARE NOT SO SURE.
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THEY WERE VERY CAREFUL.
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THEY WERE THE SLOWEST TO CALL
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THE HOUSE OF FOR --
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RATHER, THE SENATE FOR THE
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DEMOCRATS, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT
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WHAT THEIR AUDIENCE WANTED.
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>> ONE MORE TO YOU --
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IN TERMS OF THE DELETERIOUS
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EFFECT FOX HAS, BEYOND THE
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MISINFORMATION, AND THE
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DISINFORMATION, THE ACTIVE
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SPREADING OF LIES --
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THERE IS A TENDENCY TO CHAMPION
8:38
AUTOCRATS.
8:38
TUCKER CARLSON TOOK A SHOW TO
8:39
HUNGARY AND INTERVIEWED VIKTOR
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ORBAN.
8:43
THERE ARE MORE SUBTLE AND
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PERFECTLY LEGAL WAYS IN WHICH
8:46
THEY CHAMPION FORCES THAT ARE
8:48
DECIDEDLY ANTI DEMOCRATIC.
8:49
AND MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, AS
8:51
LONG AS THAT SORT OF STRAIN OF
8:54
POLITICS IS SUCCESSFUL, AND IT
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KEEPS ON BEING SOMETHING THAT
8:58
FOX CAN LEGALLY DO, WHAT
9:00
RECOURSE IS THERE FOR THE REST
9:02
OF THE COUNTRY?
9:05
>> IT IS A GREAT QUESTION,
9:07
ALEX.
9:08
I THINK --
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NOT THE ENTIRE NETWORK AND
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CERTAINLY NOT 24 HOURS A DAY,
9:11
BUT CERTAINLY SOME OF THEIR
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EVENING HOURS, YOU DO FEEL LIKE
9:13
SOME OF THOSE PERSONALITIES
9:15
WOULD LOVE TO BE STATE
9:16
SPONSORED MEDIA IN AN
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AUTOCRATIC REGIME.
9:20
THEY ADMIRE SOME OF THE LEADERS
9:23
IN THESE OTHER SYSTEMS.
9:25
SO, I THINK WHAT IT IS GOING TO
9:27
TAKE IS, IN PRIMARIES, THE
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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
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BEING THE BIG ONE IN FRONT OF
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US, BUT OVER THE NEXT TWO
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ELECTION CYCLES, LET'S, SAY YOU
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SEE MORE REPUBLICANS FOR
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CONGRESS, FOR GOVERNOR, FOR
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SECRETARY OF STATE, FOR
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PRESIDENT, BEING ABLE TO WIN
9:43
WITHOUT EMBRACING, BASICALLY,
9:44
THIS ANTI-DEMOCRACY, PRO
9:47
AUTOCRACY ARGUMENT --
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NOW, THAT IS HARD TO DO WHEN
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THE BIGGEST MEGAPHONE CONTINUES
9:53
TO SHOUT THAT FROM THE
9:55
ROOFTOPS.
9:56
THAT, IN FACT, THERE IS
9:57
SOMETHING TO ADMIRE ABOUT
9:58
AUTOCRACIES --
9:59
THERE ARE OUR DEMOCRACY IS
10:01
DEEPLY FLAWED --
10:02
THAT THINGS LIKE REPLACEMENT
10:04
THEORY --
10:05
WHITE POWER OUR SOMETIMES ON
10:06
THAT NETWORK.
10:07
THAT IS A BIG CONCERN.
10:08
BUT I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT
10:10
THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE.
10:11
I WILL FEEL, CERTAINLY, BETTER
10:13
ABOUT OUR DEMOCRACY WHEN YOU
10:14
BEGIN TO SEE MORE REPUBLICANS
10:17
WHO, BASICALLY, ARE DEEPLY
10:19
CONSERVATIVE, DON'T AGREE WITH
10:20
DEMOCRATS ON HARDLY ANY ISSUES,
10:22
BUT BASICALLY ARE MORE
10:24
INSTITUTIONALIST WING.
10:26
THAT MAY SEEM LIKE A FAIRYTALE.
10:27
BUT I DO THINK YOU WILL SEE
10:28
SOME REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
10:30
AND CERTAINLY IN 2026 SAY, HEY,
10:32
THE OTHER CROWD IS NOT DOING
10:33
TOO WELL IN GENERAL ELECTIONS.
10:34
AND IT DOES NOT TAKE THAT MANY
10:35
VOTERS TO CHANGE UP.
10:36
BUT THAT IS WHAT IT IS GOING TO
10:37
TAKE.
10:38
BECAUSE I DON'T THINK FOXHUNT
10:39
CHANGED THEIR TUNE AT ALL.
10:40
>> THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO LEAD
10:42
THE NETWORK TO THE TRUTH.
10:44
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