Fox News CEO had strong doubts about Trump’s election-fraud claims, NYT report says. The network pushed them anyway.
Suzanne Scott

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott at an event outside Fox Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters in December, 2021.Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

  • 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

One-million-dollar global Omnipreneurship Awards Challenge to drive innovation in sustainable food production
  • Reduce reliance on imported feed, in line with the Kingdom’s self-sufficiency and food-security goals under the Vision 2030 agenda, and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture’s patronage.
  • Encourage innovative and environmentally friendly technological solutions that enable local production and the use of renewable and sustainable sources of feed, in alignment with the ideal locations in the Kingdom to maintain natural resources.
  • The grand prize is USD 1 millionwhilst the award for each of the five shortlisted candidates is set at USD 20,000.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tanmiah Food Company (“Tanmiah” or the “Company”, 2281 on the Saudi Exchange), a market-leading provider of fresh and processed poultry and other meat products, animal feed and health products, and a foods brand franchise operator, announced the launch of another edition of the Omnipreneurship Awards Sustainability Challenge this week.

Omnipreneurship Awards 2022

The challenge seeks innovative technological solutions that enable the transition from imported corn and soy-based feed towards sustainable, nature-positive, and locally produced feed raw materials. This contributes to local production by obtaining renewable and sustainable feed sources- Tanmiah consumes over 300,000 metric tons of feed currently and 100% of this is imported.

To mitigate the current dependency

Official: Germans using too much gas to avoid energy crisis

BERLIN — Germans are using too much gas to avoid a potential energy “emergency” this winter, the head of Germany’s national network regulator warned Thursday.

“Gas consumption increased by too much last week,” said Klaus Mueller, head of Germany’s network agency.

With the reduction in natural gas flows from Russia amid the war in Ukraine, German officials have urged citizens to cut back on gas usage and conserve energy heading into the colder months.

Rather than a reduction in gas consumption, figures from the national network regulator show there has been an increase in usage. Last week’s gas consumption among households and small businesses was nearly 10% higher than the average consumption from 2018 to 2021, they said.

“We will hardly be able to avoid a gas emergency in winter without at least 20% savings in the private, commercial and industrial sectors,” Mueller said. “The situation can become very serious if we do not significantly reduce our gas consumption.”

Dish Network announces Disney, ESPN channels restored to network following contract dispute

Dish Network announced Monday it had reached a tentative deal to restore all TV channels owned by Disney, following a weekend where the satellite broadcaster saw customers become disgruntled over a blackout.

The agreement ends a contract dispute that in millions of Dish customers losing access to Disney-owned channels, including ESPN and ABC. Dish has 10 million subscribers nationwide.

“We are pleased to announce that all your Disney and ESPN channels have been restored. Thank you for your patience and support,” Dish wrote on Twitter.

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Dish Network announced Monday it had reached a tentative deal to restore all TV channels owned by Disney, after millions of customers were impacted by a blackout. (Getty Images)

The deal comes after Dish subscribers were unable to view ESPN and ABC sports programming over the weekend. Sports fans became frustrated on Saturday after missing out on college football games aired by ESPN and its sister networks, which include SEC ESPN Network and ACC Network.


But after the two sides agreed on terms, Dish customers will be able to watch “Monday Night Football” on ESPN.


MicroStrategy Looks to Hire Software Engineer for Building Bitcoin Lightning Network Infrastructure

Technology company MicroStrategy (MSTR) is looking to recruit a software engineer to build a Lightning Network-based SaaS platform.

The job listing states that the Lightning Network software will provide companies with security and e-commerce solutions. The Lightning Network is a layer 2 scaling solution for Bitcoin, it is designed to increase the speed in which it takes to send and receive payments.

MicroStrategy is one of the largest holders of bitcoin having acquired 130,000 coins ($2.45 billion) since deploying its bitcoin strategy in 2020.

The job listing also states that a new recruit will be tasked with building decentralized finance (DeFi) technologies.

Decentralized finance is a form of lending involving smart contracts that omits the need for brokers or intermediaries, it is typically based on other blockchains like Ethereum, Solana or Binance Smart Chain.

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, who is often described as a Bitcoin maximalist, has previously been dismissive about other cryptocurrencies like ether (ETH). He labeled ether as a security during a Bitcoin conference in July.

Read more: Bitcoin Maximalist Michael Saylor Makes the Case Against Ethereum

Kenko Health – A Game-Changer in The Employee Health and Wellness Scene

Kenko Health, a first-of-its-kind, all-in-one, technology-powered platform that combines healthcare services and financing has won the support of over 200 corporations. Post the covid pandemic, hundreds of small and large enterprises are lining up to better safeguard the health of their employees. From pharmaceuticals to chemical engineering, logistics and transportation to large media conglomerates – Kenko has covered every sector and offers group health plans for team sizes as small as 2 and as big as 20,000. India’s biggest corporates such as, ABP News, Porter, Rebel Foods, Kokilaben Hospital and more have partnered with Kenko Health. Their plans start at 189/month per employee and cover out-of-pocket expenses (including daily healthcare) along with hospitalization benefits.

Aniruddha Sen, Co-founder at Kenko Health, says, “Our commitment is not to chase short-term gains, but to become India’s one-stop healthcare services solution. Our affordable and customized plans have already covered 1.5 lakh individuals in one year. Today, we are the only comprehensive OPD finance solutions provider in the country. Our immediate goal is to work with as many Indian employers as possible to insure the valuable workforce of this nation. This ambitious vision has come to life through robust partnerships with

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Shares Sold by Exane Derivatives

Exane Derivatives lessened its position in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX – Get Rating) by 51.2% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 423 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after selling 444 shares during the period. Exane Derivatives’ holdings in Netflix were worth $74,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Netflix by 2.9% during the 4th quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,832 shares of the Internet television network’s stock valued at $2,345,000 after acquiring an additional 107 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL increased its holdings in Netflix by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 130,083 shares of the Internet television network’s stock valued at $78,367,000 after acquiring an additional 2,215 shares in the last quarter. Aureus Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Netflix by 2.1% during the 4th quarter. Aureus Asset Management LLC now owns 52,359 shares of the Internet television network’s stock valued at $31,543,000 after acquiring an additional 1,090 shares in the last quarter. Mmbg Investment Advisors

Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ANET) Holdings Raised by Amalgamated Bank

Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ANET – Get Rating) by 3.9% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,852 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,296 shares during the quarter. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $8,457,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ANET. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt increased its stake in shares of Arista Networks by 20.2% during the 1st quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt now owns 15,500 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,153,000 after purchasing an additional 2,600 shares during the last quarter. JW Cole Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Arista Networks during the 1st quarter worth $32,000. American Trust acquired a new position in shares of Arista Networks during the 1st quarter worth $498,000. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky increased its stake in shares of Arista Networks by 978.8% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 176,916 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $24,588,000 after purchasing an additional

Ethereum, the 2nd biggest crypto network, slashes its energy use

The world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency network, Ethereum, is about to pivot to a new system that will use vastly less electricity.

Why it matters: One of the biggest knocks on cryptocurrencies centers on the enormous amount of energy its networks consume. But with this change, trading in one of the leading currencies will be no more energy-intensive than playing an online video game.

How it works: Cryptocurrency networks use so-called “consensus mechanisms” to ensure that transactions are valid. Those tools keep track of who owns what and ensure that no one spends any currency that isn’t theirs.

  • The original consensus mechanism, “proof-of-work,” is the reason crypto uses so much energy.
  • Ethereum is switching to a new strategy, “proof-of-stake.” It’ll be an expensive shift, but after it happens, Ethereum’s energy use might only be about 1% of what it was before, according to the Ethereum Foundation.
  • The switch, known as The Merge, is expected to happen a bit after midnight Eastern Time tonight. Users shouldn’t notice anything different once it happens.

Yes, but: Up till now, Ethereum has used a lot of power, but Bitcoin has always been — and will continue to be — the industry’s biggest energy user, by far.

Biden calls Trump ‘threat to country’ in MAGA-bash speech

President Biden repeatedly slammed Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” in an overtly political primetime address the White House billed as “the battle for the soul of the nation” — a speech ignored by all major TV networks and carried by just two cable channels.

With a heckler relentlessly shouting, “F–k Joe Biden” throughout the 24-minute speech, the president called “MAGA Republicans” and supporters of his predecessor and potential 2024 rival Donald Trump a threat to “the republic.”

“Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Biden said feet from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

“There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country.”

“They’re entitled to be outrageous. This is a democracy,” Biden said about 20 minutes into his speech as the heckling continued, audible on the official White House video feed.

President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall.
President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall.
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“Good manners is nothing they’ve ever suffered from,” he cracked.

The speech was carried live by a few TV outlets.