Fox News Internal Texts And Emails Show Network Scrambling After 2020 Election: “Maybe Sean And Laura Went Too Far”

Posted March 7, 2023 by with 3 comments

These clowns are completely fucked, to put it mildly. Highlights from texts and emails between Fox ghouls are at Deadline, and here’s a summary of what happened today that led to their release:

A huge release of text messages, emails and deposition transcripts dropped on Tuesday in the Dominion vs. Fox litigation sheds further light on the scramble among Fox News personalities and Fox Corp. executives to respond to the backlash in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and then the repercussions after the attack on the Capitol on January 6th.

In one email that Rupert Murdoch sent to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott on Jan. 21, 2021, he wrote, “Big morning with McConnell meeting with Graham and other anti-impeachers.”

“Still getting mud thrown at us! Is it ‘unarguable that high profile Fox voices fed the story that the election was stolen and that January 6th an important chance to have the result overturned’? Maybe Sean and Laura went too far. All very well for Sean to tell you he was in despair about Trump but what did he tell his viewers.”

The Dominion lawsuit exhibits also show the tension between the news side of Fox and its opinion hosts, who groused over the network’s early call of Arizona for Joe Biden, the first indication that Donald Trump would lose the election. That angered the Trump White House, with the then-president urging followers to turn to Newsmax and One America News Network, smaller conservative outlets that more fully embraced his election claims.

In one exchange, the network’s primetime hosts — Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham — groused over the news side.

“We are all officially working for an organization that hates us,” Ingraham wrote.


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