Fox News CEO had strong doubts about Trump’s election-fraud claims, NYT report says. The network pushed them anyway.
Fox News’ CEO privately doubted Donald Trump’s election fraud claims, The NYT reported.
The network pushed Trump’s baseless claims the 2020 was stolen from him through fraud.
It faces a multibillion dollar lawsuit over the claims from election machines company Dominion.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott privately doubted Donald Trump’s debunked claims of mass fraud in the 2020 election, but the network continued to broadcast them, The New York Times reported.
Fox is currently battling a $1.9 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which accuses it of spreading baseless claims that Dominion machines were used as part of a plot to deprive Trump of victory in 2020.
According to a Dominion attorney at a recent court appearance, Scott sent an email expressing doubt about the election-fraud narrative shortly after the 2020 election.
She is said to have warned against “giving the crazies an inch” by promoting the claims.
The Times reported further examples, saying that in meetings Scott was also critical of the election-denial claims.
One unnamed Fox staffer told the Times that Scott described herself as being in disbelief at