Fox hosts Dobbs, Bartiromo strike back in voting fraud suit
Fox News personalities Bartiromo, Dobbs and Pirro are seeking the dismissal of claims against them and their employer as part of a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit brought by the voting technology company Smartmatic. (AP Photo)Three Fox News hosts — Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro — are seeking the dismissal of claims against them and their employer as part of a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit brought by the voting technology company Smartmatic. AdAll three hosts later aired a segment with an expert debunking some of the claims that had been made on its networks against Smartmatic and another voting technology company, Dominion. The Fox Business Network dropped Dobbs’ show Feb. 5, a day after the lawsuit was filed. Dobbs, in his motion to join the Fox request for dismissal, points out that he first covered Smartmatic a decade earlier, in 2006, when employed by CNN.
Fox News leader signs new contract, no ‘pivot’ planned
This 2018 image released by Fox News Channel shows CEO of Fox News Media Suzanne Scott, who has extended her contract with the news organization. Scott, who joined Fox News Channel as a programming assistant when the network launched in 1996, has been CEO of Fox News Media since 2018. (Fox News Channel via AP)NEW YORK – Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott signed a new contract Tuesday and the company said it will continue its “center right” programming mix despite a recent ratings slump and legal fight against its flagship Fox News Channel. Scott, who joined Fox News Channel as a programming assistant when the network launched in 1996, has been CEO of Fox News Media since 2018. The Fox Business Network dropped Dobbs' show on Friday, a day after the lawsuit was filed.
Voting company sues Fox, Giuliani over election fraud claims
A voting technology company is suing Fox News, three of its top hosts, Giuliani and Sidney Powell for $2.7 billion, charging that the defendants conspired to spread false claims that the company helped steal the U.S. presidential election away from former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)MIAMI – A voting technology company is suing Fox News, three of its hosts and two former lawyers for former President Donald Trump — Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell — for $2.7 billion, charging that the defendants conspired to spread false claims that the company helped “steal” the U.S. presidential election. On Jan. 25, a rival election-technology company — Dominion Voting Systems, which was also ensnared in Trump's baseless effort to overturn the election — sued Guiliani and Powell for $1.3 billion. Fox "is committed to providing the full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinion,” the company said in a written statement. Death threats, including against an executive’s 14-year-old son, poured in as Internet searches for the company surged, Smartmatic claims.
Trump's pardon largesse a boon for well-connected fraudsters
Trump is expected to pardon Bannon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency action that appears to be still in flux in the last hours of his presidency. For instance, joining Cunningham on the pardon list was Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist. The pardon nullified the prosecution of Bannon while the trial was still months away, eliminating the prospect for any punishment for him. He pleaded guilty last fall to acting as an unregistered lobbyist and was awaiting sentencing at the time of his pardon. In the final minutes of his term, Trump pardoned Al Pirro, the ex-husband of Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro, in a tax evasion case.
Fox, Newsmax shoot down their own aired claims on election
Many Republican voters in Georgia are angry; certain that widespread voter fraud claims of which are baseless cost President Donald Trump the election. The companies deny several statements made about them, and there is no evidence any voting system switched or deleted votes in the 2020 election. That came days after Smartmatic sent a letter threatening legal action to Fox and two other networks popular with Trump supporters, Newsmax and One America News Network. A statement aired by Newsmax anchors on Monday, and also printed on the company website, was much broader and concerned both Smartmatic and Dominion. “No evidence has been offered that Dominion or Smartmatic used software or reprogrammed software that manipulated votes in the 2020 election,” Newsmax said.
Trump books will continue after Trump leaves office
NEW YORK – One of publishing's most thriving genres of the past four years, books about President Donald Trump, is not going to end when he leaves office. In 2021 and beyond, look for waves of releases about the Trump administration and about the president's loss to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. “But there are tens of millions of Americans who look to the Trump presidency as an important time and are fans of his administration. Center Street, a Hachette Book Group imprint, has published Donald Trump Jr., Newt Gingrich and Judge Jeanine Pirro among others. Any publisher signing with Trump or a top administration official might face the anger not just of Trump critics among the general public, but from within the industry.
Chrissy Teigen Calls Out Jeanine Pirro for Having a Topless Photo of Her on Her Phone
Chrissy Teigen noticed a familiar face and body in Judge Jeanine Pirro's recent photo. But on the table in front of the Fox News personality was a pink phone with a topless photo of Teigen pulled up. "Jeanine why are my boobs up on your phone," Teigen wrote, retweeting the image. jeanine why are my boobs up on your phone https://t.co/69MW72y0YM chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 6, 2020She later zoomed in on the phone in front of Pirro, sharing a side-by-side image of the original topless mirror selfie she'd taken to show off her tan and the image Pirro had pulled up. Watch the clip below for more:RELATED CONTENT:John Legend on Helping Wife Chrissy Teigen Recover From SurgeryWhoopi Goldberg Addresses Shouting Match With Jeanine PirroWhoopi Goldberg Kicks Jeanine Pirro Off 'The View' After Intense Shouting Match