Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Fox not covering Fox - Dominion's Victory for Truth

 Fox not covering Fox

The only time I blocked someone from my facebook account was after the 2020 election when I posted that the Dominion vote counting machines functioned correctly and that the conspiracy theories to the contrary were outright lies.  That person responded with innuendo and accusation, following the fabricated talking points of Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell on behalf of President Trump.  Voting machines are calculators, and they scan and preserve the paper ballots filled out by the voter. Visual, manual recounts and checks had determined the facts and the rest was part of a concerted conspiracy to overthrow a free and fair election.  

Yesterday, the Foxs News Corporation settled a defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting for $187 million in damages, acknowledging that the judge had determined the accusations to be false and the Fox company had knowingly broadcast the false accusations over and over.  Fox essentially admitted to misleading the American public intentionally to maintain ratings and curry favor with the Trump camp, behaving in the worst form of unethical journalism imaginable.

That lawsuit, and its conclusion, is a big deal.  It is news. And it is true.  But don't expect Fox to cover its own story.  Don't expect Tucker Carlson to come on air and admit his deliberate lies.  

If you Watch Fox

If you watch Fox, and are a believer in the election frauds lies, this is not just another political moment in the culture wars of America.  You have been deliberately manipulated, riled up and lied to in order to further a losing cause against the natural function of democracy.  Do you remember the "Sore-Loserman" signs held by Republicans after Al Gore and Joe Lieberman took the "hanging chads" to court after the 2000 Presidential election?  You were right then, and you are wrong now.  It's okay.  We can't all win all the time, and it looks like you will get another shot at a Trump presidential run in 2024.  But we know he is already continuing the lies.  If you want his policies say that, but drop the fraud lies and conspiracy theories.  Lick your wounds and figure out why the majority of Americans and a clear majority of the electoral college did not want President Trump to continue as president.  Work from facts and truth because truth matters.  Facts matter.

If you won't listen to me, and are offended by this post, then listen to Mitch McConnell following the attack on the Capital in support of President Trump's plan to overthrow the Congressional Count of the Electoral votes and the declaration of President Biden's Victory:

McConnell said on Jan. 6, shortly before the Capitol was breached by mobs of President Donald Trump supporters. "We cannot simply declare ourselves a national board of elections on steroids. The voters, the courts, and the states have all spoken. They've all spoken. If we overrule them, it would damage our republic forever."  McConnell went on to say that "this election actually was not unusually close. Just in recent history, 1976, 2000, and 2004 were all closer than this one. The Electoral College margin is almost identical to what it was in 2016. If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral."

If I could make Fox News cover the story I would.  The final proofs of the lies and the conspiracies will play out in multiple lawsuits and courts from New York to Georgia, and Dominion is only the largest of the voting systems to sue.  More are coming.  But for now, today, we are once again seeing that when it comes to their own honesty and trustworthiness the Fox News Corporation is not telling you who they are or why they do what they do.  Rather than spending equal time fixing their lies on air, they have issued a muted statement to the press.
Here is all you will ever hear from them:
“We are pleased to have reached a settlement of our dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. We acknowledge the Court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false. This settlement reflects FOX’s continued commitment to the highest journalistic standards. We are hopeful that our decision to resolve this dispute with Dominion amicably, instead of the acrimony of a divisive trial, allows the country to move forward from these issues," the statement said.
If that is enough for you, fine.  But let the consumer beware as we move forward into the next election cycle when truth will once again be on the ballot.

And finally, in anticipation of the "whataboutism" distractions of counter-accusations and political nonsense, please know that I will delete any posts in responses that are not on the topic of this specific lawsuit and the facts determined by the court.