I’m not a lawyer—simple country, unfrozen caveman, or otherwise—but I have to think that knowingly spreading lies about the one thing a company does, thereby shredding that company’s credibility in the eyes of millions of Americans, is kind of a big deal … and might just get you in a wee bit of trouble.
Like if I said I’d stayed at a Trump hotel (which I’ve never done, for the record) and claimed my black-light inspection revealed a veritable Jackson Pollock installation of unaccounted-for horrors … and that the bedbugs emptied more blood from me than an gin-besotted phlebotomist could ever dream of … and that the vegan mango salsa was just a bit on the tart side—well, I’d expect to receive a clammy yellow fuck-jumble of a letter from the large man himself.
In other words, you can’t just say—or promote—any fool thing you want to, especially if you know it isn’t true.
Which is where Fox News comes in. On Friday, Dominion Voting Systems gifted Fox with a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit, which comes on the heels of a similar suit Smartmatic filed last month seeking a whopping $2.7 billion in damages.
And, damn, it really looks like this thing might have legs.