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Here’s Why Fox’s Maria Bartiromo May Soon Be Broke And Unemployable

With Fox News facing the prospect of having to pay billions for lies their hosts told about the 2020 presidential election, one host in particular is on the verge of destroying the network’s already flimsy defense and also winding up being unemployable on any platform.

Maria Bartiromo is most often seen on Fox Business, but also does a Sunday program that appears on Fox News, “Sunday Morning Futures.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that testimony Bartiromo gave as part of the ongoing $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems is damning for Bartriromo and Fox.

Attorneys for Fox have repeatedly asserted that hosts such as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Ingraham were merely offering their opinions on the 2020 election and never intended them to be statements of fact that require proof.

“In released court documents and deposition testimony connected to the case, Bartiromo is cited throughout for allowing former President Trump’s false claims about 2020 election fraud to air on the network in an effort to stop angry viewers from abandoning the network. Court testimony shows that in the days leading up to and following the 2020 election, colleagues and executives raised questions about Bartiromo’s online activity and expressed concerns that she was influenced by right-wing conspiracy theorists.”

Why is that a problem? Because Bartiromo herself said under oath that she’s a journalist who reports facts, not opinions.

“Bartiromo is one of four Fox News and Fox Business Network personalities cited in the suit along with Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro and Lou Dobbs, who is no longer part of the company. Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted under oath that they all promoted false claims about the 2020 election, which he believed was fair.”

And therein lies the rub:

“The difference with Bartiromo is she identifies as a news anchor, as she indicated in her testimony. Hannity, Dobbs and Pirro are considered opinion hosts, and executives at Fox News testified that they are not held to the same journalistic standards as straight news programs.”

Even worse for Fox is that Bartiromo also testified “that no one in management did anything to stop her or force her to correct the record.”

“Bartiromo herself made misstatements, such as repeating inaccurate claims that Dominion was owned by voting software company Smartmatic, which is also suing Fox News and other conservative networks for defamation … several Fox News executives in their testimony concurred with Dominion’s assertions that Bartiromo did not challenge any of [Sidney] Powell’s false statements when she appeared on ‘Sunday Morning Futures.’ Bartiromo also admitted that she never presented any evidence to counter Powell’s claims, even though she was provided with correct information provided by Dominion and other Fox News journalists.”

Bartiromo had the facts and the pushback from Dominion, but she chose to believe bullshit conspiracy theories. How’s that for a “straight news” anchor?

Fox is going to lose the Dominion lawsuit. They will likely lose the one filed by Smartmatic, which is for $2.7 billion, too. Punitive damages in both of those suits would bankrupt Fox News. It would also all but guarantee that Maria Bartriomo never works in the media for as long as she walks the face of the planet.

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Dominion Lawsuit Likely To Result In ‘Financial Death Penalty’ For Fox News: Report

If Dominion Voting Systems prevail in their $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, it could result in a “financial death penalty” for the network, leaving it unable to survive due to a lack of operating capital, according to former prosecutor Katie Phang.

In a column she wrote for MSNBC, Phang notes that “Fox is now trapped in an ever-worsening spiral of lies of its own creation. Time and time again, Fox allegedly trafficked in lies and falsehoods.”

The court filing laying out text messages sent by Fox executives and on-air hosts released this week is especially damning, Phang continues:

“Dominion doesn’t just have the upper hand, it has the truth on its side. If Dominion is successful, then all that would be left to determine is the amount of damages that Dominion is entitled to receive. That’s where the numbers become astronomical. Dominion is seeking $1.6 billion in lost profits and reputational harm.”

And then there’s the possibility of punitive damages, which could result in billions more being awarded to Dominion, Phang explains.

“Punitive damages … are not capped under New York state law and could also be in the billions of dollars. Punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and to deter others from repeating that egregious conduct. And a multi-billion-dollar punitive damages verdict would not just punish Fox News. It would send a ringing message to all media companies to keep themselves in check and uphold the truth.”

Here’s more on the Dominion-Fox lawsuit from MSNBC:

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Former Fox News Editor Says The Network Is ‘Deeply Afraid’ Of Its Viewers

Former Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt understands the inner workings of the network better than most people, and he wants the world to know that those who run Fox are “deeply afraid” of their viewers, which has led them to the verge of financial collapse as multiple lawsuits against the network move forward.

Speaking to Chris Cuomo of NewsNation, Stirewalt said for years he failed to fully comprehend just how much fear Fox bigwigs had of their audience.

“I did not understand how deeply afraid so many people where I worked were of their own audience. And that is really what you get to see as this stuff comes out, which is afraid of their own audience and afraid to level with them and tell them how things are, and deal with it.”

Court filings in a massive $1.6 lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox prove that top brass at the network were constantly worried that their call of the 2020 election for President Joe Biden would cause viewers to switch to other sources of right-wing disinformation.

Even though they knew damn well that failed former president Donald Trump had lost and lost badly to Biden, Stirewalt explained, Fox was desperate to maintain the “sugar high” of good ratings:

“So I watched Fox trade a short-term problem, which would be the decline in ratings after a presidential election, which is what happens, that’s just the business … for this long-term problem that they’re still dealing with.”

Fox is also facing a $2.7 billion lawsuit from Smartmatic, which makes election technology for numerous states, according to The Washington Post:

Smartmatic sued Fox News Media, its parent company and several personalities in February last year, claiming it aired dozens of false statements that fed a conspiracy theory alleging the company’s election software helped Democrats steal votes. Fox News quickly filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that it had merely been reporting on newsworthy events.

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Rupert Murdoch Ready To Fire Hannity, Bartiromo, And Pirro As Fox News Implodes: Report

Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch is on the verge of firing three of the most well-known hosts on the Fox News Network: Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro.

According to a report from Radar Online, the firings will be the result of the massive lawsuits Fox is facing from Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, both of whom are seeking billions of dollars from the network for lies told in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

At least three prominent Fox News stars are set to be axed from the embattled news network to help Rupert Murdoch save face amid the ongoing $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against him and his company, has learned.

In the latest development to come shortly after Murdoch admitted he did nothing to stop his Fox News talent from “promoting” ex-President Donald Trump’s baseless claims the 2020 presidential election was rigged, network insiders believe the 92-year-old billionaire media magnate will commit “blood sacrifices” in an effort to save the network’s bottom line.

Among the names on the list of those to be potentially axed from the network include popular Fox News stars such as Sean HannityMaria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro.

A media insider told Puck earlier this week that Fox is “totally fu*ked. Murdoch screwed himself and the company.

Portions of Murdoch’s testimony were made public this week as a result of the lawsuit filed by Dominion. In it, the Fox chief admitted that some of his hosts had indeed pushed known lies that the 2020 election had been “stolen” from failed former president Donald Trump and admitted Fox had done so to protect their financial bottom line:

“Rupert confirmed that he could tell FNN (Fox News Network) to stop running (MyPillow founder Mike) Lindell’s advertisements, ‘But I’m not about to.’ … and when asked why Fox continues to give a platform to Lindell — who continues to this day to spout lies about Dominion — Murdoch agreed that ‘It is not red or blue, it is green.’ … Lindell brought—and brings— Fox a lot of green. He also predictably brought the same lies about Dominion to Fox’s viewers that had been peddled on Fox’s ‘alternate reality machine’ for months.”

Ironically, Murdoch’s grab for “green” may wind up costing him a fortune and also destroy Fox, no matter who gets fired.


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Newsmax Dumps Lara Logan For Saying World Leaders ‘Dine On The Blood Of Children’

Right-wing “news” network Newsmax has banned Lara Logan from its airwaves after she went on a hateful QAnon-style rant during an appearance earlier this week.

Newsmax released a statement which reads:

“Newsmax condemns in the strongest terms the reprehensible statements made by Lara Logan and her views do not reflect our network. We have no plans to interview her again.”

Logan got herself excised from Newsmax for telling host Eric Bolling:

“God believes in sovereignty, and national identity, and the sanctity of family, and all the things that we’ve lived with from the beginning of time. And he knows that the open border is Satan’s way of taking control of the world through all of these people who are his stooges and his and his servants.

“And they may think that they’re going to become gods. That’s what they tell us. you’ve all known [historian Yuval Noah] Harari and all the rest of them at the World Economic Forum. You know, the ones who want us eating insects, cockroaches, and that while they dine on the blood of children? Those are the people, right? They’re not gonna win. They’re not going to win.”

Before she became a regular on Newsmax, Logan made appearances on Fox Nation. But she was booted from that site when she made a hateful comparison of Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazi “angel of death” Dr. Josef Mengele.

Not so long ago, Logan was a respected and award-winning reporter for CBS news, where she filed regular reports for “60 Minutes.”