The CEO of voting systems company Dominion stated to CBS’ “60 Minutes” that Fox News knew allegations stemming from the 2020 presidential election, which were made by former president Donald Trump and his associates, were false.
Nonetheless, the head of Dominion states that the network decided to air remarks that they knew were fake anyway.
“We told them,” Dominion CEO John Poulos told 60 Minutes. “We told them in real time. Others told them. Government officials told them. Partisan government officials told ’em. People inside the Trump administration told them. Um, local election officials on both sides of the aisle told ’em. This is not a matter of not knowing the truth. They knew the truth.”
In a statement given to Barrett News Media, a Fox News spokesperson denied those allegations.
“Fox News aired numerous segments fact checking the allegations against Dominion. In fact, Dominion’s own spokesperson, Michael Steel, was invited on the network for a nearly 10-minute fact checking segment which was promoted widely across the network, including by Maria Bartiromo at the end of her Sunday Morning Futures program. In addition, FOX News repeatedly fact checked the voting fraud claims, and outlined below are several of the Dominion-specific segments.
On November 22, 2020, FOX News anchor Eric Shawn interviewed the Dominion spokesperson Michael Steel where the fact checked several claims put forth by the Trump administration and his legal team. Notably, the interview was promoted widely throughout the network, including on Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures.”
Dominion is currently suing Fox and its parent corporation for $1.6 billion in a defamation suit originating from false statements Trump and his top backers made against the voting systems company on the networks’ airwaves in the subsequent days of the 2020 election.
“We are confident we will prevail as freedom of the press is foundational to our democracy and must be protected, in addition to the damages claims being outrageous, unsupported, and not rooted in sound financial analysis, serving as nothing more than a flagrant attempt to deter our journalists from doing their jobs,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to Barrett News Media.
Chris Cuomo: I Only Do Ads for Things I Use and Believe In
“Because if I’m using it, then obviously, I’m okay with it.”
NewsNation host Chris Cuomo is venturing to Substack, where listeners can access part of The Chris Cuomo Project on the platform. Cuomo notes the reason for putting his content on Substack is to give his audience an ad-free experience.
Furthermore, the former CNN host confessed to not liking ads and preferring free content. However, he understands that bills must be paid, and the team that helps him with his content needs to earn a living.
“I also have a lot of high regard for the people who team up with us and sponsor us,” Cuomo said recently on The Chris Cuomo Project. “And that’s why I only will do ads and do them gladly for things that I use and believe in. Because if I’m using it, then obviously, I’m okay with it.
“And it’s great that they want to pay because I have a team to do this. I am doing it for free. But there’s a team that I got to support and things I got to pay. And that’s the reality of the news business, right? And that’s the beauty of the ad sponsorships.”
Listeners consuming Cuomo’s podcast on Substack will get a different program. He hopes to give them deep and meaningful access in an attempt to shift from the traditional journalism framework as Cuomo forms a relationship with the audience.
NewsNation Announces Special Programming Before Latest Republican Debate
NewsNation will host the fourth Republican presidential primary debate on December 6.
NewsNation announced on Tuesday that it will have special programming surrounding the fourth Republican presidential primary debate ahead of its inaugural presidential primary debate next month.
Before the debate, NewsNation plans to broadcast programs from the debate location. These programs will include the political panel program The Hill, which NewsNation’s chief Washington correspondent, Blake Burman, will moderate.
Broadcasting from the front of the Frank Moody Music Building, The Hill, will start on Monday, December 6. Meanwhile, on December 5, Connell McShane’s NewsNation Now (weekdays from 3 to 5 PM ET) and Leland Vittert’s On Balance (weeknights at 7 PM ET) will broadcast live from The Quad, which is the center of the University of Alabama campus.
Leland Vittert, NewsNation’s chief Washington anchor, will also broadcast live from the exact location. On the day of the debate, the entire NewsNation lineup will be live from Alabama, including Connell McShane’s NewsNation Now, The Hill, and more.
Chris Cuomo will host Countdown to the Republican Primary Debate, a two-hour news special that NewsNation will air before the debate. Vittert will report live from inside the debate hall.
On December 6 at 8 p.m. ET, the University of Alabama’s Frank Moody Music Building in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will host a debate. NewsNation’s Elizabeth Vargas will co-moderate the event alongside Megyn Kelly, a current SiriusXM Radio personality, and Eliana Johnson, the EIC of The Washington Free Beacon.
The network will air a special post-debate show immediately after the event. Cuomo and Vittert will host the show, and political editor Chris Stirewalt and various NewsNation reporters and contributors will provide additional analysis and commentary.
Finally, the University of Alabama will continue to host the live broadcast of NewsNation Now with Connell McShane, The Hill, and Elizabeth Vargas Reports on Thursday, December 7, the day following the GOP debate.
CNN Adds Barak Ravid as Political and Foreign Policy Analyst
Ravid has covered the Middle East for the last 18 years, mostly focusing on Israel’s foreign policy and relations, and how the United States has influenced its strategy in the region
CNN has announced the addition of Barak Ravid as a political and foreign policy analyst.
Currently, Ravid serves as a politics reporter and Middle East expert for Axios. He also writes for Walla News in Israel.
Ravid has covered the Middle East for the last 18 years, mostly focusing on Israel’s foreign policy and relations, and how the United States has influenced its strategy in the region. He worked in Tel-Aviv before shifting to being basked in Washington, D.C.
In 2021, Ravid released his first book, “Trump’s Peace: The Abraham Accords and the Reshaping of the Middle East”. The book — which was written in Hebrew — details the historic peace deals between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates.
A former Israeli soldier, Ravid will continue to be based in Washington, D.C. in his new role with CNN.