Lawyers for Fox News weren’t happy with what the New York Supreme Court had to say about their motion to dismiss a really huge lawsuit. The short answer was “no.” Dominion Voting Systems wants them to fork over $1.6 billion for “falsely” reporting that “Dominion rigged the 2020 election.”
Fox caught in the trap
Fox news may have switched their corporate philosophy to unfair and imbalanced but they’re the only mainstream network still willing to report the conservative side of the issues. That’s how they got caught in the same trap as everyone else. Everybody who listened to the things Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and Rudy Giuliani were saying got caught in the Deep State plot to discredit Donald Trump.
The whole nationalist patriot movement was supposed to go down along with him. It didn’t quite go as planned but worked well enough that conservatives at the grass roots level have been stunned into silence.
The presiding New York Supreme court judge taking an oversight look at the defamation suit wasn’t moved by the arguments Fox came up with in their dismissal request, so declined to throw out the action against them.
The network filed the motion arguing that the case originally filed by Smartmatic wasn’t proper because they covered “both sides” of the conspiracy theory. The court disagreed.
As stated by the formal opinion, “Unless otherwise indicated, the following facts are stated as alleged in the Complaint. For purposes of the Motion, the Court must view all well-pled facts alleged in the Complaint as true and in a light most favorable to Dominion.”
The “facts,” offered by Dominion, show Fox printed something which was “probably false.” In Dominion’s opinion, that is. That’s all it takes under the law. “If the plaintiff offers ‘some direct evidence’ that the statement ‘was probably false,’ the Court can infer that the defendant ‘inten[ded] to avoid the truth.”
A chilling decision
The most important thing about the ruling issued by the highest court in New York State is how chilling it is to free speech. After this, nobody will be willing to cover controversial news. That means it will probably be appealed all the way up to the Federal Supreme Court.
“As we have maintained, FOX News, along with every single news organization across the country, vigorously covered the breaking news surrounding the unprecedented 2020 election, providing full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear-cut analysis. We remain committed to defending against this baseless lawsuit and its all-out assault on the First Amendment.”
Every day, more and more evidence is surfacing about the way Deep State agents planted spies inside the conservative movement and used them to instigate things to intentionally discredit patriotic conservatism.
There were FBI spies in the militia groups who engineered everything from the attempted kidnapping of Gretchen Whitmer to the Barbarian Invasion of the Capitol Building on January 6. Fox will be sued for covering those next.
It’s easy to see how Fox is only in trouble now for doing their job responsibly then. With all the planted agents and psychological warfare unit connections, it’s not hard to imagine a concerted effort by the Deep State, who has access to virtually unlimited resources. Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell and Lin Wood believed every word of the advice they gave former President Trump.
What Trump and the rest of the world didn’t know was that these people had themselves been unwittingly compromised, perhaps by being spoon-fed with plausible misinformation, into carrying out the globalist plot. The whole thing imploded on schedule and America’s borders have already been erased. Even crime is being decriminalized.