Tonight I pray to God — and I don’t even believe in God — the the Dominion voting case against Fox News does not settle out of court. Dominion is going to make a boatload of money regardless of whether they settle or not.
No, what is critical here is to get Rupert Mordoch, and Lachlan Murdoch, and Elizabeth Murdoch, and Suzanne Scott, and all of the Fox News Hosts under oath, on television, having to walk back all of the stuff that they said.
What is critical for the sanity of our country is that their credibility has to be publicly torn to shreds.
This is the only way that we can ever break the spell of this propaganda machine, this unrelenting and merciless propaganda machine.
And don’t tell me about how this could hurt journalism in general. If journalists are out there, lying to us every day — not making innocent mistakes or even completely idiotic mistakes — but intentionally lying to us day after day, then whether that’s coming from the left or coming from the right, they should be held to account.
When people do the wrong things even for the right reasons — for example, the Cult Awareness Network, which violated the civil rights of individuals in its efforts to “deprogram” adherents of Scientology — then they can be put out of business.
I don’t think Fox News will be put out of business regardless, although I wish they would. But their credibility has to be shredded.
For the sake of our democracy.