Fox News Runs ‘Disclaimers’ During Trump Speech
Fox News is at it again and during Trump’s CPAC speech ran disclaimers.
Recently, President Trump was speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference and while referencing election fraud Fox News ran “disclaimers.”
“And now, it’s also because I got more votes, 75 million, than anybody in the history of the presidency, and far more than Clinton, far more than Obama, and a record 12 million more than 2016,” Trump said. “Think of it, in the history usually they go down a little bit second term and they win, but they go down a little bit.”
As Trump spoke Fox News, replaced its chyron with a disclaimer that read, “Voting system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel regarding the 2020 election.”
Below is a screen shot that stayed on the screen for a little under a minute.
Fox News has been sued for defamation by voting machine company Smartmatic for $2.7 billion. In response to the lawsuit Fox News said, “The press does not lose its protection if the allegations are disproven; instead the reporting is part of the truthseeking process,” Fox New Media argued in its response to the lawsuit from Smartmatic. “That is why virtually every media outlet in the country covered the President’s election-fraud allegations without fear of being sued if they were disproved in court. Smartmatic’s efforts to erode that bedrock constitutional protection are dangerous and should be rejected.”
Fox News is leading the ratings pack but still has not recovered since the election last fall.
During his speech Trump also went after the press in general.
“I am proud to inform you that the Lamestream Media has hit the lowest approval ratings ever recorded,” Trump said in a statement Sunday. “I think it would be fair to assume that I had something to do with that.”