Fox News fires investigative unit after settlement with Dominion Voting Systems: report

The dominoes continue to fall for Fox News.

A month after firing its most prominent anchor and voter fraud dealer, Tucker Carlson — and settling a $787.5 million defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems — the broadcaster is reportedly disbanding its investigative unit and firing reporters.

“The ordinary journalists will be fired” a Fox employee told Rolling Stone in an article published on Friday. “Meanwhile, upper management is sitting well while they are the executives responsible for the Dominion debacle. We are the sacrificial lambs.”

Dominion originally sued for $1.6 billion in damages and accused Fox News of deliberately spreading lies that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of President Joe Biden. The network is also currently facing another expensive lawsuit from another voting system provider.

Specifically, the lawsuit revealed that Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox News’ parent company, had urged the network’s CEO, Suzanne Scott, to “help in any way we could” to win the Republican Senate race in Georgia in May influencing the year 2020.

Scott, a 22-year Fox News veteran who became the station’s first female CEO in 2018, has since been accused of promoting a toxic workplace for women. However, she wasn’t the only person named in the lawsuit that employees were complaining about.

Weekly demonstrations against Fox News broke out in New York City last fall.
Weekly demonstrations against Fox News broke out in New York City last fall.

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“The outrageous thing is that Suzanne Scott and Maria Bartiromo are keeping their jobs,” another staffer told Rolling Stone of the Fox News CEO and opinion anchor, who notably shared her interview questions with then-President Donald Trump ahead of his 2020 interview.

“Meanwhile, the journalists will be fired,” the staffer continued. “We are in shock.”

Another employee confirmed the layoffs, telling Rolling Stone that they “had occurred” and “continue to happen.” A former employee, meanwhile, speculated the network was letting people go “to take money off the books” to “save money because of the lawsuit.”

A source told the media that there was no connection between the Dominion agreement and the layoffs, claiming that some of those allegedly fired were merely transferred from the network’s investigative unit.

Fox News certainly appears to be in trouble, however, as the Smartmatic defamation lawsuit — which is currently in the investigation phase — is seeking a whopping $2.7 billion in damages.

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