BREAKING from Fox News: Trump Cheated … and He Still Couldn’t Beat Joe Biden

Rupert Murdoch, in a sworn deposition as part of Dominion’s lawsuit against Fox, confessed that he helped Donald Trump cheat during the 2020 election. He provided Jared Kushner confidential information about Joe Biden’s ads, the kind of information that Trump had to rely on Russian spies to obtain from Hillary in 2016.

During Trump’s campaign, Rupert provided Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor,Jared Kushner, with Fox confidential information about Biden’s ads, along with debate strategy. Ex.600, R.Murdoch 210:6-9; 213:17-20; Ex.603 (providing Kushner a preview of Biden’s ads before they were public).

On January 5, Rupert and Suzanne Scott talked about having their top opinion shows, in concert, admit the truth: The election is over. Joe Biden won. The claim that the election was stolen was nothing but a Trump myth.

On January 5, Rupert and Scott discussed whether Hannity, Carlson, and Ingraham should say some version of “The election is over and Joe Biden won.” Ex.277. He hoped those words “would go a long way to stop the Trump myth that the election stolen. Id;Ex.600, R.Murdoch 258:5-14.

But Scott didn’t want to do that publicly, because she wanted to avoid pissing off viewers.

Scott told Rupert that privately they are all there but we need to be careful about using the shows and pissing off the viewers . Ex.277. So nobody made a statement.

The next day, her pissed off viewers attacked the Capitol.

And all the while, while Fox News assisted Trump’s efforts to weaponize a mass of angry Fox and InfoWars viewers, Rupert Murdoch knew that he had — personally! — helped Trump cheat and it still wasn’t enough for Trump to beat Joe Biden.

Again, I highly encourage you to take the time to read this. It’s another devastating indictment of the propaganda network run by Rupert.

Because, ultimately, when Rupert is forced to answer questions under oath, it becomes clear the extent to which Fox was covering up what a loser (Rupert knows that) Trump is.

87 replies
  1. JonathanW says:

    Seems like such a symbiotic relationship. Get rich on advertising revenue from the captive audience. Use platform to rile up the captive audience AND to help elect politicians who will tilt the laws in favor of the rich while riling up captive audience by going on your shows. Get richer on more captive and riled up audience from more advertising revenue. It’s all fun and games (and billions of dollars) until someone loses a country.

    • Doctor Cyclops says:

      The damnable thing is how much of their revenue comes from subscription fees. My cable includes Fox as part of its basic package, so like it or not, I’m supporting them.

          • bmaz says:

            Lots of things. As I mentioned earlier, the FBI, like pretty much every law enforcement organization, trends conservative, and always has. Secondly, it is not just Trump that could retaliate, but careers and assignments within the department too. And, yeah, running a search warrant on a former President, of any ilk or party, is fraught with bad possibilities. But if Main gets a warrant and the order is given, then they need to shut up and execute it. It is still my contention that Main screwed this up by messing with SDFL. And, sure, maybe some of them are just Trumpers, but I think that alone is seriously lazy as an overarching explanation.

      • boopy says:

        PLEASE stop supporting cable packages that force you to accept Fox with your package. You’re the consumer, use your power as such. Or cancel it. There is no way you should ever have supported or be supporting (or be forced to purchase) Fox as part of a cable package. There can be no excuse. I don’t care.

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        • Rayne says:

          Let’s not scold individuals for their purchase of cable packages with Fox. If they do not have reliable alternatives in their area, a cable package may be their only alternative for news.

          Instead, consider asking people to file complaints directly with their cable provider demanding that Fox become an optional tier since it is not a reliable news outlet. Also ask people to contact their local city/county authority which licenses cable providers for their area; that local government entity should also pressure the cable company about the content it’s providing through its government-granted monopoly.

          • Willis Warren says:

            Nah, the much better plan is to get Fox to sue Google for YouTubeTV password sharing. I’m pretty sure whatever hellspawn agreement that Fox has with Google is violated by YouTubeTV’s allowing three live feeds at the same time.

            • Rayne says:

              I would have zero problem with YouTubeTV dropping all Fox products to comply with any lame-ass agreement that YouTubeTV can’t allow multiple IP addresses to stream its product.

    • gmoke says:

      By my count, Rupert has at least three countries – Australia*, the UK, and USAmerica. He can afford to lose one but then, of course, he’s so rich he’ll probably never lose any.

      *The present Australian government may just be a blip in his “authoritah!”

      • Rayne says:

        Rupert Murdoch is 91 fucking years old. He could give a flying rat’s ass about “losing” a country.

        Catch a clue and realize Rupert is covering for his son Lachlan.

        • obsessed says:

          Brilliant! I can’t believe I haven’t read, heard or thought of this before. Maybe they’ll decide to add a 5th season of Succession so they can use it. Although I can’t see Logan Roy or Trump – even at 91 – doing anything to help anyone.

          But wait … does this really make sense? Isn’t the existence of documentary evidence the reason Rupert is being forced to be so forthcoming? And if the evidence doesn’t inculpate Lachlan, Rupert wouldn’t have to take the fall for him, right? I was working on the assumption that Rupert’s shocking candor was an attempt to color his motivations to try to help Fox Corporation.

          And where is Lachlan in all of these texts?

        • gmoke says:

          I’m sorry.

          The clue I was following was that News Corp is a Murdoch FAMILY enterprise but I bow to your obviously greater intellect and talent.

          • bmaz says:

            You seem determined to bark up the wrong trees. After a fair amount of time, I did not expect that out of you. Perhaps my miscalculation. But you need to stop and reconsider whether you are a productive member of this community or just an irritant. The former is welcomed, the latter very much not.

          • Rayne says:

            We are all of us going to need to reset our understanding of Murdochs and Fox/News Corp due to the generational shift underway.

            Murdoch family owned 39% of Fox Corp and 39% of News Corp as of a year ago. I can’t find a more recent article — like within the last two weeks — which said they owned a smaller amount like 31%. Not exactly a family enterprise when they don’t own a majority of shares.

            There was discussion this past week in social media that the board of directors can remove Rupert (and/or Lachlan) because they failed fiduciary responsibility to the corporation wrt the Dominion defamation case, in spite of the Murdochs’ percentage of ownership. This suggests both Fox Corp and News Corp are on the cusp of becoming non-Murdoch properties in terms of control. Again, not exactly a family enterprise thanks to Dominion’s suit.

            • timbozone says:

              Maybe, maybe not. Rupert has been through this whole thing before. And now Llachlan is learning how it all works. I suspect that, unless there is a court order to divest, that they’ll still be controlling these organizations for the indefinite future, lawsuit or no lawsuits.

              • Rayne says:

                I really need you to avoid treating Lachlan Murdoch like he is a babe in the woods. He is 51 years old and has been working for media outlets since he was 18 years old, longer than either of my adult children have been alive. He began at a Murdoch-owned outlet, had a 9-year stint as a media executive outside Murdoch outlets from 2005-2014, returning to News Corp and Fox where he remains.

                This is not unlike the bias in other criminal cases where white male perps under the age of 30-35 are treated like nice boys who went astray while Black men the same age or younger are treated like hardened lifelong thugs. Lachlan is not a nice boy. He has not gone astray. He is everything Rupert has wanted him to be as an adult media executive over the last three decades and a nasty piece of work.

                • harpie says:

                  Hi RAYNE, there’s a message for you from me dissecting COVID “lab-leaks” takes at the end of the Ivanka’s testimony post comment section.

  2. David F. Snyder says:

    On the one hand, we suspected as much of Fox, in my household, so no huge surprise. After all, it is Fox Entertainment News. Still, reading the confession is required reading. Surely the Biden campaign had some protective clause against early release of proprietary information? I smell another expensive lawsuit for Rupert.

    • bmaz says:

      No, they should not. First off, not even sure it was criminal, secondly there is little chance for a conviction. DOJ has bigger and better things to do.

  3. Doctor My Eyes says:

    It seems inevitable that the Fox model of roiling the rubes and treating our democratic government as illegitimate would eventually lead to such a truth squeeze. It was a long time ago now that I was on a layover in the Phoenix airport getting my first exposure to Glen Beck. He was telling a full restaurant that people should shoot census takers who come on there property. Shy, quiet me shouted involuntarily, “That’s treason!!” Guy from the table across from me nods and chuckles. I expect that it pleased him that a lib had been owned.

    I guess this is a little OT, but just maybe relying on news selected and presented in order to satisfy advertisers, stockholders, and the pre-conceived notions of viewers is a flawed way to determine what is important to know. Can you imagine how pissed off consumers would be if we were told the truth about how bad climate change is? Nobody wants to hear that their species is on the way to extinction. I doubt we’ll see the day that Fox considers coming clean about that inconvenient truth.

      • Doctor My Eyes says:

        Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. This wasn’t a debate or a domestic policy speech, it was an involuntary shout that surprised even me.

      • Thomas-H says:

        As soon as I read “That’s treason” I knew this would merit a comment from you, bmaz. I appreciate your insistence on understanding and using legal terms correctly; I’ve learned a lot following discussions here on Emptywheel! That’s one of many reasons I have Emptywheel on monthly donation.

          • Doctor My Eyes says:

            Thanks for the vote of confidence. But this exchange has me considering the correct term. I think anti-American may say it best. I still am somewhat dazed by the fact that Americans in hospital waiting rooms, train stations, restaurants, etc., tolerate listening to an outlet that, among so many things, urges people to shoot federal employees in the process of carrying out a mandate required by the constitution. It is anti-government at the least, and I think it is virulently anti-American, and by “it”, I mean the entire Fox News project.

            • bmaz says:

              Yeah, that’s a fair question. Also hurt that you saw it while in Sky Harbor, my hometown airport. An otherwise excellent airport.

              • Doctor My Eyes says:

                It’s pleasant enough at Sky Harbor, and the food is better than some places. Sadly, I will always think of it as the place I met Fox News and Glen Beck. I also learned that ESPN had restaurants, but I think that’s over now. On the plus side, I once went to a ton of spring training games in Phoenix, so you’ve got that going for you.

                • bmaz says:

                  Was invited to one last Sunday, but could not make it. Friends coming from LA didn’t even make it here. If you ever do it again, let me know. There is some absolutely great food there now, but they have limited menus because of space limitations.

                  • Doctor My Eyes says:

                    Thanks so much. Sounds fun. If I ever again create time for a spring training diversion, I’ll definitely let you know I’m coming. It’s really cool being able to go watch various teams in their formative stages (not to mention the hot dogs).

                    • bmaz says:

                      I live within a few miles of Scottsdale Stadium, home of the Giants in ST. It is a beautiful place to watch a game. They certainly are not cheap anymore though!

                • Joe_05NOV2019_0848hET says:

                  “Sky Harbor” is definitely the best-named airport.

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                  • bmaz says:

                    It has been that since its inception back in the 1920’s. Was almost renamed “Goldwater International” in the late 90’s after Barry died. But the public, including the Goldwater family, did not want that. So Terminal 4 was named after Goldwater instead, and Sky Harbor will likely be it forever.

            • Frank Anon says:

              I had just been promoted and the first thing I did was to take Fox off the TV’s in the common areas of the business. Nobody could tell me why it was broadcast over another network and I saw no need for the customers in the waiting room getting amped up on their shows – and they did. Turned out to be a two week psychodrama of finger pointing, attacks on potential replacement broadcasts, conversion of this potential decision into judgment on wholly unrelated matters and a spate of rather vicious anonymous emails on the company server in support of Fox. Finally I just removed the TV’s which made absolutely nobody happy. It was just insanely toxic

              • Doctor My Eyes says:

                Great job, Frank Anon! Fuck the tv’s.

                That’s how fascists work. They threaten and bully, especially behind the scenes, with a public face of double talk, also gangster talk. Accusatory emails, rather than discuss the relatively simple question of what tv to broadcast with the welfare of the patient at heart.

                It’s going to be US courts vs. organized crime, fascism-style.

              • timbozone says:

                Thank you for pulling them. If people want to get up to insanity, they can do it from their phones, where they have more personal choice about their preferred poison.

            • harpie says:

              DME: I still am somewhat dazed by the fact that Americans in hospital waiting rooms, train stations, restaurants, etc., tolerate listening to an outlet […]

              Yes. And what’s even MORE concerning is that our military bases here and around the world, are said to blast FOX “News” incessantly through all available TV’s [- – paid for by US, btw]. I’d like to know how many young Americans have been brainwashed and radicalized by this practice, to then leave the military for civilian life and continue their education at home.

              • Just Some Guy says:

                Another question is how many local government agencies, including law enforcement and other institutions, have Fox News blaring on TVs all day? Probably way too many, also paid for by “we the people.”

          • Kbrown934 says:

            I had a field service job that had me flying west of the Mississippi twice a week. The pervasiiveness of fox was amazing and upsetting. I found a small device similar to a car fob. This device broadcasts 200 of tne most common tv off commands. With the push of a button I can turn off offending tv. That made find fox in hotels and bars an opportunity for sport.

                • theartistvvv says:

                  To be safe, be aware that such a device is likely illegal (FCC rules) so don’t be too public with it.

                  Me, back in the 2g(?) days, I had a thing that scambled cell phones on being used on commuter trains which helped my sanity until the instituted quiet cars.

                • theartistvvv says:

                  To be safe, be aware that such a device is likely illegal (FCC rules) so don’t be too public with it.

                  Me, back in the 2G(?) days, I had a (definitely illegal) 25’+ range cell phone scrambler that I used on commuter trains which helped my sanity until they instituted quiet cars.

                  Which quiet cars were great except for the near fist fights and once even a death threat when I objected to cell phone use on *that* basis.

                  With the advent of C19, of course, I commute much less, and drive when I do – altho’ it was just just yesterday announced Chgo’s Kennedy XPY is about to undergo a 7 year re-build project …

    • chetnolian says:

      Oddly, while I was over in the US quite a few years back holed up in a hotel and and really stuck for what to do I watched a documentary on how increasing bouts of really severe weather probably were caused by climate change. It was on….Fox.

      • Susan D. Einbinder says:

        The first – and very last – time I saw FOX News was in 2000 – one of the male talking heads (fortunately I cannot remember his name) was interviewing a white, Republican elected representative and they were talking about how a federal judge who released people who may have been involved in driving into the World Trade Center in 1992 – they were saying horrible things about the judge, culminating in saying with assertive confidence that she – the judge – should be airlifted and dropped into Afghanistan, with her children. I was working out on an elliptical at the gym and became completely slack-jawed, trying to figure out if this was a joke or they were doing a skit for a comedy show that was not very funny …. and I still remember the fear I felt when I realized that this was what Fox News was going to like …. in fact, I still feel it recounting this experience. Is there any law they are breaking by baldly lying to people, vilifying democracy, etc?

        • esqTJE@23 says:

          no, unless the election fraud case being investigated by Smith comes to something, but right now it does not look like Fox has been implicated in, according to Marcy’s most recent post.

          AND, and there is a 1st Amendment to the Constitution to protects Fox.

          That’s why Dominion and Smartmatic, suing Fox for $2.5 billion+ comboed, MUST win their libel lawsuits. Civil penalties that really hurt Fox’s bottom line are the only ‘enforcement’ mechanism we the people have for that wayward ship. And the legal standard is exceptionally high (NYT v. Sullivan’s “absolute malice” standard). Johnny Depp met it in proving his X lied about domestic abuse and caused film job offers to dry up, so it is not an impossible bar, but it is very rarely reached. I’ve read the Dominion filings and think it is the strongest case I’ve ever seen, even stronger than Depp’s (which was in a Va. state court), so I’m feeling good about the potential for Dominion to win. Told my hubby I could even see Dominion winning its MSJ, which would be EARTHSHAKING. Fox has essentially ceased Dominion’s ability to compete in its marketplace for the next XX years. Damage is huge!
          For all the pro-business Murdaugh claims to be, it is shocking he actively chose to sink another multi-million dollar business, if not two of them, and cause 30 to 40 percent of Americans to stop having faith in US elections. How many election workers have had their lives threatened and felt forced to leave a job they loved? Those kind of costs don’t have a bill that can be delivered on Fox’s doorstep. Dominion’s claim can.

          Marcy gives a fantastic breakdown of the time-order problem Faux News has that does not mention, but that poetically demonstrates, absolute malice, in my opinion.

  4. Doctor My Eyes says:

    Truth and justice don’t inevitably carry the day. The more the noise tightens, the greater the motivation of the liars and cheaters to discredit law enforcement and judicial aspects of the US government. We see the FBI coming under fire daily as essentially illegitimate. Now Fox is as motivated as Trump and several members of Congress to double down on their attacks against legitimate government of, by, and for the people. It feels to me that we creep toward a showdown,

  5. RitaRita says:

    It is astounding that even with Fox and Rupert Murdoch in the tank for Trump in so many ways that Trump still lost.

    It is also amazing how driven they were by very short term viewer dissatisfaction and by fear of Trump. Who could imagine that one of the Masters of the Universe was really a cowardly little man worriedly reading his stock ticker tape.

    I hope the responsible news media is watching what happens when market share becomes the principal driver of news content.

    • Bugboy321 says:

      “I hope the responsible news media is watching what happens when market share becomes the principal driver of news content.”
      I’m afraid that is precisely what a normal day in the office looks like, for the “responsible news media”.

    • Ginevra diBenci says:

      They also failed to get those Georgia senators elected, after floating the plan to do just that. I’ve always thought that Ossoff’s race being called in the morning of 1/6/21 might have fueled the fire.

    • wa_rickf says:

      Why is it amazing with Fox’s support, that Trump still lost?

      People make Fox out to be some behemoth entity. It’s not. Their daily average viewers are around 3m per show. Terrestrial news TV viewing is twice that amount at 6-to-7m per show.

      Fox gets amplified because the media amplifies Fox and by water-cooler talk.

      The reason why Trump lost the popular vote twice is because decent Americans rejected Trump’s agenda and platform. Republicans can only win elections via the electoral college and as evident their losing the popular vote in six of the past seven POTUS election cycles.

      Thankfully, decent Americans side with democracy over authoritarianism that cohorts like Fox and their ilk promote.

      The fact that Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012, and Joe Biden won in 2020, shows that the majority of American voters (…those who take the time to vote) are good, decent people.

  6. Grants01 says:

    Fox lies, nothing new there. Getting caught cheating is new. It appears Fox got sloppy about what to lie about and this time it mattered afterwards.

    I suspect different lies would have served them better.

    • chetnolian says:

      No it’s not! Did anyone across the pond listen to the evidence to the Leveson enquiry on , inter alia, his newspaper “The News of the World”? Mind you, he just shut the NoW down and used it as a bright shiny object to dicguise that his “Sun” had been doing the same things.

  7. joel fisher says:

    This post shows what politics is like in the US: the morons vs the evil. EW is reporting that the Biden campaign gave confidential info to Rupert Fucking Murdock. Where did they think it would end up?
    And those folks are the leaders of the free world. God help us.

    • P J Evans says:

      Go read the post again. The Biden campaign didn’t “give” that information to Murdoch. It was *stolen*.

      • HorsewomaninPA says:

        Actually, it doesn’t say it was *stolen*. “During Trump’s campaign, Rupert provided Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, with Fox confidential information about [Joe] Biden’s ads, along with debate strategy,”

        • P J Evans says:

          Jared wasn’t a Fox employee, and shouldn’t have had that information. That’s what I mean by “stolen”.

      • Yargelsnogger says:

        Can you cite the part where is says stolen? It says confidential information in a couple places, but its not clear that wasn’t just confidential information that FOX had because it was running the ads or that (presumably) they saw debate practice or prep prior to a debate they were hosting. If it were truly “stolen” (like accessing an unattended laptop), I can’t imagine there wouldn’t be follow up, either a lawsuit or charges filed. Next time there is a negotiation about who is going to host debates, however, the dems should be trumpeting this to the heavens and get FOX removed from the rotation for debates.

        • Rayne says:

          There’s a bigger problem which I don’t has gotten much attention: Fox New’s network had been infiltrated for at least two years.

          If Fox had Biden campaign content and shared it on an unauthorized basis with persons attached to the Trump administration and campaign, some foreign entity likely knew that. How convenient.

    • earlofhuntingdon says:

      Makes me remember my college adviser’s repeated warning to put one’s brain in gear before putting one’s mouth in motion.

      The admission is that Biden’s team paid Fox to broadcast election-related materials. Before doing so, Fox gave all or portions of them to team Biden, presumably so that it could prepare defenses and counter-commercials of their own.

      That conduct is many things. Among them, it might have violated the Biden team’s contract with Fox, it certainly violated their expectations. And it’s probably a non-cash contribution to the Trump campaign, which neither donor nor donee accurately accounted for or disclosed to election officials. That would be illegal.

      • harpie says:

        I wonder how those dates when the BIDEN campaign paid FOX
        for advertising time would intersect with those days the
        TRUMP campaign [+ FOX allies] propagated which HUNTER propaganda.
        [Not that I feel like doing that TL lol!]

    • Bears7485 says:

      Obviously, Biden’s ads on Fox “News” weren’t going to reach very many sympathetic ears, but that channel is the undisputed ratings leader for cable news and it would’ve been stupid of the Biden team to not advertise there, especially with the ubiquity of the public locations where that channel is constantly on as noted elsewhere ITT.

      Balming Biden for Murdoch immediately passing on ad information and strategy to Trump’s campaign is some nifty gymnastics though.

    • gmoke says:

      “The right” NEVER cheats. Everything they do is blameless and innocent. They are driven to – uh – “unorthodox methods” on rare occasions by the pure EVIL of the DemonRats! /snark

      • Rayne says:

        How is amplification of right-wing talking points by repetition a constructive use of this space?

        I already regret letting you out of the bin.

        • SilverWolf501 says:

          You let him out of the bin without calling him on the eight character minimum for a handle. /:-\
          Just an observation, not a critique.

          • Rayne says:

            Unlike you with a whopping 19 comments here since last February under the same email address, we do know gmoke who has been here since 2008 across +600 comments — including some recently annoying ones.

            Just let us handle our community management and security, okay?

  8. Joberly1954 says:

    Thanks, EW, for calling our attention to the passage on p. 12 of Dominion’s filing that was released yesterday. Biden’s campaign ran more than 100 ads on Fox News in 2020 and Kushner got to see them in advance of airtime (Phillip Bump in today’s Washington Post). Bump does not address the next clause in the filing about Rupert Murdoch’s sharing ads “along with debate strategy.” The Dominion filing does not say if Rupert Murdoch was offering Trump advice in advance of the Sept 29, 2020 debate, hosted by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, or after, in anticipation of scheduled second and third debates. We do know that Wallace said after the election, “I realized after 15 minutes that I had a problem and the country had a problem” with Trump’s boorish behavior and constant interruptions. We also know from Dominion’s motion for summary judgment that after the election Sean Hannity blamed “Wallace shit debate” (p. 31 of motion) for some of Fox’s ratings problems and that “in one debate and one week they destroyed a brand.” (p. 29 of motion). It looks like the crisis at Fox News bleeding viewers to Newsmax and OAN started before Fox hosts provided a platform for Dominion conspiracy-peddling after the election.

    • gertibird says:

      Murdoch showed Kushner the Biden ad’s and debate strategy, but did he also tell him when they would be running so Kushner would know exactly which audiences would be targeted with what advertisements? Murdoch seems to have left that timely piece of information out, or at least the articles I have read did. Perhaps the prosecutors can ask those questions on re-direct.

  9. tc says:

    “How can this be used to force cable companies to stop requiring subscribers to pay for Fox?“
    Short of the democrats growing a pair, Dominion or the other victims of Murdoch and his ilk should go after the carriers in court.

  10. harpie says:

    From Teri Kanefield [via Rayne, TY!]:
    I don’t know if the free article translate through this comment, but it’s in the third comment.
    Feb 27, 2023, 22:48

    Fox News and social media algorithms
    The Dominion v. Fox defamation thread got me thinking about this 2022 New York Times expose piece on what Fox calls their “minute-by-minutes rating data,” which is the real-time audience ebb and flow.

    Tucker Carlson used this to monitor their audience reactions down to the minute.

    Basically, Carlson adjusts what he says to get the most reaction from his audience.
    Whatever is most outrageous and tripping, Carlson amplifies. 1/ [screenshot][THREAD] […]
    I just realized I can offer this article free through my subscription: 3/

    • harpie says:

      What to Know About Tucker Carlson’s Rise A Times examination of the host’s career and singular influence at Fox News shows how his trajectory traces the transformation of American conservatism itself. Nicholas Confessore April 30, 2022

      That article has links to three pieces:
      1] How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable
      2] How Tucker Carlson Reshaped Fox News — and Became Trump’s Heir
      3] [An audio visual:]

      Night after night, the host of the most-watched show in prime-time cable news uses a simple narrative to snstill fear in his viewers: ‘They‘ want to control and then destroy ‘you.’

  11. Yargelsnogger says:

    So I was curious about exactly what Murdoch said regarding passing inside info about ads and debate strategy to Kushner. All that is shown appears to be just a summary of whatever interview (conversation/email?) it is sourced from. Is that information not public? Not that I doubt the veracity of a document submitted in court, but knowing the exact wording in a verbatim quote is much more powerful.

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