r show. This suggests that Bartiromo and her team were actively seeking out and promoting conspiracy theories about Dominion, despite being warned about the potential consequences.
The fact that Bartiromo mentioned Dominion on her show, without any evidence to support the claims, helped to legitimize and spread the conspiracy theory. This was a pivotal moment in the post-election disinformation campaign, as it provided a narrative for Trump and his supporters to latch onto.
The article also highlights the role of Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, the owners of Fox News, in allowing this misinformation to spread. Despite the potential harm it could cause to the country and the Republican Party, the Murdochs did not intervene or express any regrets publicly.
Overall, this episode serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of media outlets promoting baseless conspiracies and the responsibility that journalists have to uphold journalistic integrity and report the truth
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‘Tons of Crazy’: The Inside Story of How Fox Fell for the ‘Big Lie’
The resulting editorial was titled “President Trump, your legacy is secure — stop the ‘stolen election’ rhetoric.” Murdoch and his son Lachlan reviewed the draft in advance. Lachlan said it looked great. Murdoch agreed but, ever the newspaperman, he flagged a few typos before it went to press. The editorial gave Trump point-by-point directions on handling his loss with decency, starting with advice about his personal attorney: “Get Rudy Giuliani off TV. Ask for the recounts you are entitled to, wish Biden well, and look to the future.” As soon as it was posted online, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott told Lachlan she would circulate it inside Fox, and then she wrote to PR chief Irena Briganti, “I’m sending
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