CNN’s Jake Tapper apologized to viewers for not with the ability to hold a straight face as he laughed whereas studying Fox Information’s assertion in regards to the Dominion lawsuit settlement.
Video of Tapper:
CNN’s Jake Tapper cannot hold a straight face whereas studying Fox Information’s assertion in regards to the Dominion lawsuit settlement. pic.twitter.com/wHJ6sfraDW
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 18, 2023
Jake Tapper mentioned:
Fox attempting to place a optimistic face on what can solely be interpreted as one of many ugliest and most embarrassing moments within the historical past of journalism. Fox uh, issued a press release saying, quote we’re happy to have reached a settlement of our dispute. Dispute with Dominion voting techniques. We acknowledge the court docket’s rulings discovering sure claims about Dominion to be false.
The settlement displays I’m sorry. That is going to be troublesome to say with a straight face. This settlement displays Fox’s continued dedication to the best journalistic requirements. We’re hopeful which can be simply sorry. We’re hopeful that our choice to resolve the dispute with Dominion amicably as a substitute of the acrimony of a divisive trial. Permits the nation to maneuver ahead from these points.
Fox is attempting to spin this, however the threshold for proving defamation is so excessive that Fox’s settlement is an request for forgiveness. There needed to have been a large likelihood that Fox Information might have misplaced the defamation lawsuit.
The Dominion settlement just isn’t the tip of Fox Information’s defamation issues.
Election expertise firm Smartmatic is suing Fox Information for $2.7 billion, and so they responded to the Dominion settlement by saying, “Dominion’s litigation uncovered a few of the misconduct and harm brought on by Fox’s disinformation marketing campaign. Smartmatic will expose the remaining.”
No person believes what Fox Information is attempting to promote. Jake Tapper couldn’t hold a straight face whereas attempting to report on it, and the issues are simply getting began for Fox.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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