Dominion CEO John Poulos said the settlement between Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems could open the door for other media companies to be punished for spreading lies. said wednesday,
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC good Morning America, Poulos said, “It was never really about Fox. It was about telling the truth, and the media telling the truth … I think that’s a big step forward in a democracy if our system is any indication.” can send that if media companies lie – whoever they are, whatever channel they are on – and they do so knowingly, they will be prepared to pay a very high price.”
Poulos said he was not surprised that it took Fox so long to agree to the deal, because “they published lies about it”. [Dominion]And it wasn’t just once or twice… it was 20 statements in two and a half months.”
“This was not a case of a media company chasing the truth and making a mistake. They knew,” Poulos said.
The interview was Paulos’s first since Dominion agreed to settle its lawsuit against Fox for $787.5 million, about half of what Dominion was originally suing for $1.6 billion. The lawsuit alleged that Fox News spread lies about Dominion’s voting machines and their use in unproven claims of voter fraud in connection with the 2020 presidential election.
while fox was released a statement Stating that it “acknowledges the court rulings that found some of the claims about Dominion to be false,” Stephanopoulos added that the network does not actually apologize for the falsehoods. Poulos replied, “I didn’t write it that way…after all, the court system is really about accountability, we think we’ve got that.”
However, Poulos also acknowledged that the harassment of Dominion employees stemming from the lawsuit was “devastating”.