Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch wanted his top on-air hosts to come out and claim that Joe Biden won the election despite mountains of evidence that the election was stolen.
Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch once suggested that Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham could go on the air and announce that Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election.
The conversation between Fox News chiefs was revealed in a 200-page filing Thursday by lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems as part of their defamation suit against the network.
On January 5, 2021, Murdoch emailed Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott: “It has been suggested that three of us in prime time, independently or together, say something like ‘The election is over, and Joe Biden has won’.”
He said such a statement would “go a long way toward dispelling the Trump myth that the election was stolen.”
Scott then forwarded Murdock’s suggestion to Med Cooper, SVP of primetime programming. He wrote: “I told Rupert they’re all there – we need to be careful about using the show and upsetting the audience but they know how to navigate.”
The lengthy filing reveals the inner workings of the Fox News network after the 2020 election.
Text messages and emails between Fox hosts and executives reveal that while they privately acknowledged that Donald Trump lost the election, the network continued to promote pro-Trump conspiracy theories about election fraud.
Murdoch has personally described claims of election fraud as “harmful” and “crazy,” according to the filing.
CNBC also reports from Dominion’s filing sharing:
“Sydney Powell is lying,” Tucker Carlson said in a text message to his producer, misspelling Powell’s first name. Meanwhile Laura Ingraham said in a message to Carlson: “Sydney is a complete nut. No one will work with her. Same with Rudy.
“It’s incredibly offensive to me. Our viewers are good people and they believe that,” Carlson responded, according to court papers. These messages came weeks after the election.
Dominion said in court papers that Fox acknowledged that Hannity and Lou Dobbs’ show “did not challenge the narrative” that Dominion was responsible for election rigging or inaccurate results.
Far-left MSNBC revels in the idea that Fox News hosts don’t believe the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump.
This information does not help Dominion because Fox News can report almost anything they want. It is called free press.
The 2020 election was and still is the biggest issue in the country after the theft. Fox had the right to report whether its hosts agreed with what most Americans believed or not.
This is not good news for Hannity, Ingraham and Tucker. Their comments show their ignorance of the matter and reluctance to investigate. Again, there was and is enough evidence that the 2020 election should not have been certified for old Joe Biden.
Biden was the most disliked candidate in US history and yet he won a record breaking number of votes. He had to because President Trump broke the records for most votes ever, most votes for a president, and most GOP votes.
We can back this up by reviewing Biden’s rally attendance compared to President Trump’s.
Final 2020 rally tally: President Trump drew largest crowd at his rally in US history – Biden’s was slightly smaller
Then again, it’s not news that Ingraham was so close-minded about election fraud. Ingraham is not a Trump supporter like many on Fox who are willing to look the other way at the election