Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch asks how CNN dodged lawsuit over Trump Town Hall

Much buzz has come from the CNN town hall that hosted former President Donald Trump, but Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch is simply wondering how they haven’t been sued.

He gave a live interview at the MoffettNathanson Inaugural Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, during which he discussed the Dominion lawsuit and Fox’s decision to settle.

“Murdoch on Dominion: ‘I don’t believe any of our Fox hosts engaged in any defamation during the period, but it was the right decision to settle,'” tweeted Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr.

“Once again, Lachlan Murdoch won’t talk about decision to fire Tucker Carlson but says ‘we make all of our decisions about what’s best for the company in the long term,” the thread continues. “He mentions previous high-profile hosts that have left (Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly) without audience loss.”

While talking about how the company could avoid getting sued in the future, Murdoch joked that they “could be CNN.”

“Murdoch says if CNN Trump town hall was newsworthy, so were Trump claims in 2020,” Barr reported.

He went on to confidently say that Fox would have won a trial against Dominion, but the length and distraction of the lawsuit were simply not worth it.

On Wednesday, Fox News quashed a Drudge Report claim that Laura Ingraham would be boxed out of a rumored new primetime lineup as the network seeks to fill the popular timeslot left by Tucker Carlson.

“No decision has been made on a new primetime line-up and there are multiple scenarios under consideration,” read an initial statement by the media organization.

A second, more scathing statement pushed back even harder: “Reports by left-wing activists are wildly inaccurate -Laura Ingraham, the top-rated woman in cable news, is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the FOX News lineup.”

Sierra Marlee


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