On Sunday, during former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Fox News added a disclaimer regarding 2020 election fraud, angering many viewers who saw the action as censorship.
“The voting system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel regarding the 2020 election,” the Fox News disclaimer read.
This is a real disclaimer that ran on Fox during Trump’s CPAC Dallas speech: “THE VOTING SYSTEM COMPANIES HAVE DENIED THE VARIOUS ALLEGATIONS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP…” pic.twitter.com/cTvWJgV9DK
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 11, 2021
During Trump’s keynote speech, he said, “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.”
“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,” he added.
According to The New York Times report:
Smartmatic, the company behind the Dominion Voting System machines, sued Fox News Media for $2.7 billion following remarks aired on the network after the 2020 presidential election.
The Hill reported that Fox News Media filed a response in April, saying “The press does not lose its protection if the allegations are disproven; instead, reporting is part of the truth-seeking process. 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 protections are dangerous and should be rejected.”
On Sunday, Trump also issued a statement criticizing the establishment media’s treatment of him.
He said, “I am proud to inform you that the Lamestream Media has hit the lowest approval ratings ever recorded. I think it would be fair to assume that I had something to do with that.”
“I am proud to inform you that the Lamestream Media has hit the lowest approval ratings ever recorded. I think it would be fair to assume that I had something to do with that.”
FULL STATEMENT: pic.twitter.com/E24ZH7rF8J
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) July 11, 2021
“They are not only dishonest and corrupt, they are truly, according to a recent poll, the enemy of the people,” Trump added.
On June 30, at the nation’s southern border, Fox News cut off live coverage of Trump’s remarks after he began discussing his allegations of fraud, in the November election.
After Trump claimed he had defeated Democrat Joe Biden “in a landslide,” the network abruptly returned to studio coverage, despite the heavy promotion of the event.
During his remarks, the former president said, “We had an election where we did much better than we did the first time and amazingly we lost, I just want to thank the people of Texas because we won in a landslide. It wasn’t even close, We got 12 million more votes than we got the first time.”
Trump continued, “We better get our elections straightened out because you’re going to have a runaway country, you’re going to have a banana republic, you’re going to have a third world country here pretty soon because our elections are a mess.”
Despite numerous allegations of voting irregularities, no court has ruled that there was widespread fraud that affected the results of the 2020 election.
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Sources: WesternJournal, TheHill, NYtimes