Murdoch Concerned “Sean and Laura Went Too Far” on Election Denial

The day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Rupert Murdoch, founder of Fox News, complained that his network’s primetime stars may have “gone too far” with election denialism that led to the January 6 uprising.

Murdoch’s email to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott was among the hundreds of pages of incriminating texts and emails disclosed Tuesday evening in Dominion Voting System’s $1.6 million defamation lawsuit against the conservative news network. Murdoch remarked to Scott that he had recently spoken with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and “other anti-impeachers”, and that Fox was “still being smeared” for its post-election coverage. “Is it ‘undeniable’ that prominent Fox personalities spread the rumor that the election was stolen and that January 6 represented a crucial opportunity to overturn the result?” Murdoch said Fox News personalities Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham may have gone too far. “It’s all well and well that Sean told you he was despondent about Trump, but what did he tell his viewers?”