In a post to his Truth Social account this Wednesday, former President Donald Trump took aim at Fox Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch, most likely in response to news stories detailing his deposition in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox News, where he admitted that some hosts at the network endorsed false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election.
CNN reported that Murdoch’s remarks were made public in a legal filing as part of Dominion’s $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News.
“Some of our commentators were endorsing it,” Murdoch said. “I would have liked us to be stronger in denouncing it, in hindsight,” he added. Murdoch also referred to some of Trump’s 2020 election claims as “bulls–t and damaging.”
In his post to Truth Social, Trump wrote that if Murdoch “honestly believes that the Presidential Election of 2020, despite MASSIVE amounts of proof to the contrary, was not Rigged & Stollen (sic), then he & his group of MAGA Hating Globalist RINOS should get out of the News Business as soon as possible, because they are aiding & abetting the DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA with FAKE NEWS.”
“Certain BRAVE & PATRIOTIC FoxNews Hosts, who he scorns and ridicules, got it right. He got it wrong. THEY SHOULD BE ADMIRED & PRAISED, NOT REBUKED & FORSAKEN!!!” Trump added.
In a statement on Monday, Fox News slammed Dominion’s suit.
“Dominion’s lawsuit has always been more about what will generate headlines than what can withstand legal and factual scrutiny,” the network said, “as illustrated by them now being forced to slash their fanciful damages demand by more than half a billion dollars after their own expert debunked its implausible claims.”
“Their summary judgment motion took an extreme, unsupported view of defamation law that would prevent journalists from basic reporting and their efforts to publicly smear Fox for covering and commenting on allegations by a sitting President of the United States should be recognized for what it is: a blatant violation of the First Amendment,” the network added.