Inside the Legal and Business Debacle of Fox News

From a New York Times story by Jim Rutenberg, Michael S. Schmidt, and Jeremy W. Peters headlined “Missteps and Miscalculations: Inside Fox’s Legal and Business Debacle”:

In August 2021, the Fox Corporation board of directors gathered on the company’s movie studio lot in Los Angeles. Among the topics on the agenda: Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against its cable news network, Fox News.

The suit posed a threat to the company’s finances and reputation. But Fox’s chief legal officer, Viet Dinh, reassured the board: Even if the company lost at trial, it would ultimately prevail. The First Amendment was on Fox’s side, he explained, even if proving so could require going to the Supreme Court.