Fox Wields 1st Amendment in $2.7B Election-Fraud Defamation Fight

Faced with a $2.7 billion defamation suit, Fox News said in a Tuesday motion to dismiss that the First Amendment protects post-election reporting in which the electronic voting company Smartmatic was falsely accused of helping Democrats to steal the U.S. presidency.

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American Plagues: Covid and Congressional Conspiracy Theorists

While Fox News host Sean Hannity spent the bulk of his show defending Congress’ resident conspiracy theorist — and rightly poking at Biden climate czar John Kerry for flying around the world in a private jet, CNN’s Chris Cuomo warned the coronavirus variants mean the war on the pandemic is an uphill battle.

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Two Talking Heads, Two Takes on Post-Election Tantrums

Adding CNN to the lineup of our weekly comparisons of cable news evening talking heads, Don Lemon and Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered viewers very divergent views on why President Donald Trump still hasn’t conceded defeat 10 days after the election — and a week after it was called for Joe Biden.

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They Both Won: Late-Night News Shows Offer Differing Takes on VP Debate

Continuing Courthouse News’ examination of two popular news programs — MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” and “Fox News at Night” — both programs shook up their format Wednesday night to review the vice-presidential debate. MSNBC’s Brian Williams and his guests were all praise for Harris and felt she carried the evening. Fox host Shannon Bream’s guests disagreed.

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