Fox News and Dominion settle. corporate America wins. corporate America always wins
this was never about justice. this was about money
it's so fucking hard not to be cynical.
Dominion had Fox News dead to rights. they had the proof. they had 7,021 exhibits, for fuck’s sake.
and in the end, they settled. for 787.5 million dollars.
a Dominion lawyer celebrated the settlement, saying “money is accountability.”
this wasn’t accountability. this was accounting.
this wasn’t justice. this was a spreadsheet entry.
$787.5 million is chicken feed, really. it’s SEVEN PERCENT of Fox News’ 2022 revenues. $787.5 million is less than Rupert Murdoch has paid in divorce settlements to all his ex-wives.
look, I get it. $787.5 million may be nothing to Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, but it’s a shitload of money to the much smaller Dominion. and lawsuits, even lawsuits as airtight as this one, are never a sure thing.
so yes, it was a win for Dominion but it was a loss for America.
it’s justice denied.
I fucking hate that I allowed myself to be fooled into thinking that a corporation would give a shit about preserving democracy.
nope. money. it always comes down to money.
I wanted the drama. I wanted the testimony. I wanted all those venal shitfucks on the stand. I wanted to watch their faces as their incriminating texts and emails were read back to them. I wanted it all out in the open.
most of all, I wanted Fox News to be forced to make a public apology on their own airwaves. instead, they got away with issuing a mealy-mouthed press release.
in the end, money talked and justice walked.
I want to hold out hope that Smartmatic will do what Dominion didn’t. but as some dipshit famously said, “fool me once, shame on me. fool me twice, won’t get fooled again.”
and the Fox News bobbleheads were back on the air last night, lying their fucking faces off.
only maybe now they’re just a tiny bit more careful about whom they lie.
awesome. just awesome.
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