Fox News Lawsuit Settlement Riles Colbert: ‘Dammit! I Want My Trial!’
Posted April 19, 2023 by: Admin
On Tuesday, there was a settlement between Fox News Channel and Dominion Voting Systems regarding the defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion against the news organization. Late-night TV hosts had a lot to say about the settlement, with some making jokes about the $787.5 million that Fox News agreed to pay.
Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, jokingly expressed his disappointment that there would be no trial, as it would have provided him with six weeks of content. However, he also acknowledged that the settlement did not address the issue of the damage done to democracy by the false claims made by Fox News.
Fox News settled their defamation suit with Dominion Voting Systems, averting a trial. Even more disappointing, Fox News will not have to acknowledge on air that it told lies about Dominion in the wake of the 2020 election. #Colbert pic.twitter.com/t29bv1Msfn
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 19, 2023Advertisement:
Jimmy Kimmel also commented on the settlement, stating that it was a bad day for Fox News and that it would take a lot of reverse-mortgage ads to pay off the settlement. He also expressed disappointment that Fox News would not be held accountable for their actions.
CNN’s Jake Tapper had trouble containing his laughter while reading Fox News’ official statement on the settlement, which stated that the settlement reflected the news organization’s commitment to the highest journalistic standards.
While the settlement is certainly significant, it is important to remember that the false claims made by Fox News about Dominion Voting Systems had serious consequences for our democracy. It is essential for news organizations to be held accountable for their actions, and for them to acknowledge and take responsibility for their mistakes.