“If I could quote God on Judgment Day, I’d like to start with Fox News Channel which answers the question, ‘What did Grandpa air on TV Dead?’”
In fact, John Oliver brought one of his least favorite networks to the mission— again — on Sunday night on the latest episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Exactly He made more disclosures in the Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News involving 10 Election Fraud Claims. This is him last month on his show A topic touched on – the season premiere.
Dominion, which sells electronic voting hardware and software, is suing Fox News and its parent company, Fox Corporation, alleging that some of the network’s employees deliberately hyped up false allegations of election fraud against Dominion, suggesting its Machines switched votes from Trump to Biden in the 2020 election and Fox News allowed guests to make false and defamatory statements based on these allegations.
“Now, because of that lawsuit, this week we learned that even Rupert Murdoch is concerned about the tone of some of his anchors,” Oliver said, and then shared a news clip in which the reporter noted documents showing that Fox and its chairman had emailed Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott arguing that “Sean [Hannity] and Laura [Ingraham] may have gone too far.”
And in his January testimony, when Dominion’s lawyers asked Murdoch if he ever believed Dominion “was involved in launched a massive coordinated campaign to steal the presidential election,” the executive replied no.
“Wow, just a straight up not coming from Murdoch,” Oliver said, adding: “I would say in their defense, of course Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham does it too far. That’s what they’re all about. Laura narrates every monologue with the energy of your concussed PTA parent, while Hannity spits out while looking like a big neck Crap. You made these monsters, Rupert. You don’t have to act surprised.”
Oliver noted that Tucker Carlson’s text messages have also come to light, showing that “even though he was on air for the special Trump defended, but privately he told a very different story.”
The texts included: “We can pretty much ignore Trump most nights. I really wait Too late.” And: “I hate him so much.”
“Well, first of all, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but girl, same ,” Oliver joked that Carlson was a frequent target of his attacks. “Also, that’s harsh. I’d almost feel sorry for Trump if I wasn’t sure he didn’t feel anything but anger, hunger, and the closest blonde woman’s lower back.”
Oliver then notes another Tucker public comment on Trump’s time in office: “We all pretend we have a lot to show because admitting it’s a disaster is too much to digest. But come on, Trump There’s really nothing good about it.”
Oliver replied, “Wow, people on news networks can’t be afraid to tell the truth because it’s too hard to digest. That’s news. If the anchor doesn’t report For those hard to digest, Walter Cronkite may start his most famous broadcast (about the assassination of President John F. Any time.’”