Let the gloating start.
TV’s late-night comedy crowd is reveling within the luscious goodness that was dropped of their collective lap right this moment after Fox Information stated it can pay $787.5 million to settle the defamation go well with introduced by Dominion Voting Programs over the cable web’s false election-rigging claims. Right here’s a few of what we’ve heard to this point.
Jimmy Kimmel performed Captain Apparent in saying, “No firm in America had a worse day than Fox Information right this moment,” then zinged ’em with: “It’s gonna take loads of reverse-mortgage advertisements to pay that one off.” After one other jab or three, the Jimmy Kimmel Reside! host then loosed his vitriol on the plaintiff.
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“I additionally wanna say ‘good going’ to Dominion,” he stated. “We naively thought this was about making Fox Information take accountability for destroying their status as a result of that’s what they informed us it was about. However no, they took the cash as a substitute — which implies the liars who knowingly misled their oatmeal-brained viewers and critically broken our democracy don’t should say something about it in any respect … whereas Dominion and their attorneys go looking for yachts, I suppose.” Right here’s a part of Kimmel’s ABC monologue:
Over on Comedy Central, correspondent and visitor host Jordan Klepper “lamented” that Fox Information quickly shall be 9 digits poorer. “That could be a ton of cash, and Fox was already strapped for money: Tucker Carlson can solely afford one facial features.”
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Klepper then stated: “I’m glad there’s some accountability right here,” however nonetheless fairly disenchanted we’re not going to get a trial as a result of all of the Fox anchors would have been pressured to testify. It might have been just like the Seinfeld finale, however as a substitute of Soup Nazis, it’s simply …” — and he let the gang end that joke for him.”
He went on to rattle off some cost-cutting measures that Fox Information might want to implement, comparable to firing Brian Kilmeade’s studying tutor, seeing Jeanine Pirro having to “change to a budget field of wine” and “in fact, they’re gonna should put down Sean Hannity.” Right here’s a few of Klepper’s monologue: