William Barr, an attorney general for former President Trump, says the mainstream press has “reacted predictably in recent weeks to Fox News’ internal communications and witness depositions that have been made public in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against the network.
Barr in an op-ed writes: “Blinded by resentment at Fox’s success as an alternative media voice, many media organizations offered a distorted narrative – largely parroting Dominion’s spin – that the disclosures doom Fox’s legal defense.
Dominion in court argues the Fox is guilty of defamation, and is suing for $1.6 billion, because it allowed guests to says on air the 2020 presidential election was rigged, in part at least with the use of Dominion voting machines, while knowing their claims were false.
“Commentators from the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and other outlets, gleeful at the prospect of a Fox setback, cheer on as the defamation case heads toward a trial date,” also writes Barr, who now appears professionally estranged from Trump.
“But the real significance of the disclosures is exactly the opposite of what these media outlets claim,” Barr continues. “Two things are clear: First, if the applicable law is faithfully applied, the facts completely upend Dominion’s defamation claim against Fox. The case should be decided in Fox’s favor, if not at the trial stage, then on appeal.”