I think I really underestimated the strength of Dominion Voting Systems’ case against Fox News—and it seems like they’re out for blood


Donald Trump

Coup attempt

Fig. 1. “Jake Angeli (Qanon Shaman), seen holding a Qanon sign at the intersection of Bell Rd and 75th Ave in Peoria, Arizona, on 2020 October 15.” Photography by TheUnseen011101 [pseud.], October 15, 2020, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Gotta tell you, this is just flat out not going well for Fox News.[1] I believe I’ve mentioned before that I underestimated Dominion’s effort and likelihood of success here and now I think I may have seriously underestimated it.

Stephen Battaglio, “In a blow to Fox News, judge rules network withheld evidence in Dominion case,” Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2023, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2023-04-12/fox-news-voter-fraud-discovery-misconduct-dominion-giuliani-tape

Dylan Byers, “Rupert’s Headline Risk,” Puck, April 12, 2023, https://puck.news/ruperts-headline-risk/


Fig. 1. Sign at demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, May 3, 2022. Janni Rye, via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

John Dinan, “State battles over abortion are leading to state constitutional amendments – an option in all states and available directly to citizens in 18 states,” Conversation, April 12, 2023, https://theconversation.com/state-battles-over-abortion-are-leading-to-state-constitutional-amendments-an-option-in-all-states-and-available-directly-to-citizens-in-18-states-203394


Fig. 1. “Elon Musk shared a video of his entrance on his Twitter account.” Photograph attributed to Elon Musk, October 26, 2022, via the New York Post,[2] fair use.

David Folkenflik, “NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as ‘state-affiliated media,’ National Public Radio, April 12, 2023, https://www.npr.org/2023/04/12/1169269161/npr-leaves-twitter-government-funded-media-label

  1. [1]Jeremy Barr, “Judge sounds skeptical of some Fox arguments in Dominion lawsuit,” Washington Post, March 21, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2023/03/21/judge-sounds-skeptical-some-fox-arguments-dominion-lawsuit/; Stephen Battaglio, “In a blow to Fox News, judge rules network withheld evidence in Dominion case,” Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2023, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2023-04-12/fox-news-voter-fraud-discovery-misconduct-dominion-giuliani-tape; Philip Bump, “A cascade of mistakes and falsehoods leaves Fox on the brink,” Washington Post, February 17, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/02/17/fox-dominion-mistake/; Dylan Byers, “Rupert’s Headline Risk,” Puck, April 12, 2023, https://puck.news/ruperts-headline-risk/; Charlotte Klein, “Judge Doesn't Seem Convinced by Fox News' Arguments in the Dominion Lawsuit,” Vanity Fair, March 22, 2023, https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/03/fox-dominion-hearing; Sam Levine, “Why Dominion is already the winner of the $1.6bn lawsuit against Fox News,” Guardian, March 23, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/23/dominion-fox-news-defamation-lawsuit-winner; Chris McGreal, “Is Dominion’s $1.6bn defamation lawsuit a death blow for Murdoch and Fox News?” Guardian, December 11, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/dec/11/rupert-murdoch-fox-dominion-lawsuit-deposition
  2. [2]Thomas Barrabi, “Elon Musk barges into Twitter HQ as deal nears: ‘Let that sink in,’” New York Post, October 26, 2022, https://nypost.com/2022/10/26/elon-musk-barges-into-twitter-headquarters-as-deal-nears/

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