Have to admit that I am sad about this. SO wanted a trial.
Fox got scared! They rather pay the money than have all their dirt exposed. https://t.co/b6BmZ4IufY
— PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) April 18, 2023
$785 MILLION SETTLEMENT >> https://t.co/djfJ1CQf9B
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 18, 2023
It’s only been minutes and FOX is already thumbing their noses and saying they aren’t gonna do anything different in the future. https://t.co/dxsCnJdTOM pic.twitter.com/ct6OjbJKEH
— Monkey Chunk (@ChunkMonkeys) April 18, 2023
A source has confirmed to @Axios that Fox News will not be required to give any apologies or retractions on its air as a part of the settlement deal.
— Sara Fischer (@sarafischer) April 18, 2023
it's not what we wanted, but 3/4 of a billion dollars shows they're afraid. 3/4 of a billion dollars is a loss for fox news. don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
or continue to be miserable all the time, it's really up to you. im just trying to help.
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) April 18, 2023
Now would be a great time to immediately pull Fox "News" off every military base. After all, there's justification for military bases to continue airing Fox — especially after they've basically admitted to lying — to our military and service members, right?
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) April 18, 2023
🤣🤣 Fox News saw 75% of the Jury is Black,.. and pic.twitter.com/zfol3Gsd5d
— T. Fisher King 😉 (@T_FisherKing) April 18, 2023
Smartmatic remains committed to clearing its name, recouping the significant damage done to the company, and holding Fox accountable for undermining democracy.” 2/2
— Ben Smith (@semaforben) April 18, 2023
Well there is a 2.7 billion up next, so maybe we'll get something from that. This really sucks
— Shep the Solstice Dude. (@cdshepard3) April 18, 2023
To me, the Dominion case is much like Alvin Bragg's case.
Both were what I call opening salvos.
Both cases opened a big door.
DFG, the first former President to ever be Indicted (34 Felony counts), much more coming
Fox News, admits it defamed Dominion, much more coming… pic.twitter.com/vAPqNKAuCR
— Badd Company (@BaddCompani) April 18, 2023
Fox News shareholders are now formally seeking information on how the Fox News board of directors handled this scandal, which Reuters says is a likely prelude to a shareholder suit against Fox. This Dominion settlement is the beginning of Fox’s legal problems, not the end.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 18, 2023
But this is part of why a settlement is so bad for Fox. It immediately cements this as a huge financial loss. Not a verdict that’ll be appealed for years before it’s considered cemented in place, but a loss *now.* Which gives shareholders a tangible loss to act on now.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 18, 2023
Can’t cheer while Black either😒😒😒
🥀 Imposter 🥀 (@Imposter_Edits) tweeted at 2:37 PM on Wed, Apr 19, 2023:
A group of mostly black friends and family were gathered to support their friends running in the Bost Marathon, at Mile 21 Newton, MA, When they got unexpected company. The local police surrounded the group, blocking them with their bicycles turned longways. https://t.co/iGOE8qNEif
Don’t say gay law just expanded up to12th grade.
Just K-3, remember?
The Florida Board of Education has voted to expand restrictions on classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
“This amendment prohibits classroom instruction to students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 3 on sexual orientation or gender identity. For Grades 4 through 12, instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited unless such instruction is either expressly required by state academic standards … or is part of a reproductive health course or health lesson for which a student’s parent has the option to have his or her student not attend,” according to the amendment.
David Crockett (@davidcrockett08) tweeted at 9:25 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
Trump lost every election for his party after 2016 in part because his antics alienated people who would otherwise have been happy with the state of the country, and these guys want to copy his schtick because it makes them feel like big tough guys.
Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) tweeted at 8:49 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
PAMELA BROWN: Have you found anything illegal while Biden was actually in office?
JAMES COMER: We found a lot that should be illegal. https://t.co/JDnrCDqZid
Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) tweeted at 7:19 AM on Wed, Apr 19, 2023:
At the time, most people understood it was a sham and they were doing it bc they didn’t like McCarthy and wanted power. Now that is all self evident as they load up a debt limit bill w everything under the sun and bypass committee process completely.
Slope Slipperer (@agraybee) tweeted at 7:43 AM on Wed, Apr 19, 2023:
A trial between Dominion and Fox News would just be a show of evidence that Fox deliberately tried to defame Dominion. There wasn’t going to be a dramatic scene where they’re unveiled as enemies of democracy. It would literally be all about this one company.
Justin Jones & Justin Pearson Support Account (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 6:00 AM on Wed, Apr 19, 2023:
we’ve been arguing with white Millennial men for so long since 2010 or so, that we’ve maybe sometimes not looked at the big picture and seen how that cohort has rejected Obama and Clinton and then MVP Harris and with it, the entire concept of intersectional center-left liberalism
Federico Chispas (@dfsparks) tweeted at 5:36 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
Y’all have some strange and misinformed ideas about how things work if you think our democracy hinges on the settling of civil suit. You know what we been needing in order to save democracy? For white men and white women to stop empowering the GOP.
Justin Jones & Justin Pearson Support Account (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 5:50 AM on Wed, Apr 19, 2023:
(especially white) TERFs hate being told that their anti-trans stance is a socially conservative framing that resonates very well with similarly conservative social framing of patriarchy, white supremacy & extremist white Christianity
TERFism does the dirty work for all of it
Not surprising in the least.
More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) tweeted at 7:16 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
BREAKING: The Texas House has approved a bill outlawing virtually all city and county worker protections.
Under the bill, any local measures that go beyond state law—i.e., sick benefits, wage protections, even water breaks for construction workers—will be overturned and barred.
A Nepo Baby appointing someone unqualified?
You don’t say😒😒🙄🙄
#TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) tweeted at 8:49 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Appoints HER HUSBAND to Head State Advisory Council, and He Even Admits He’s ‘No Expert’ on the Subject https://t.co/1UpxDsJsla
Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) tweeted at 6:50 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
BREAKING: at least ONE of the Georgia fraudulent electors HAS immunity and is cooperating with Fani Willis. This cooperator is NOT one of the electors repped by Debrow – who FAILED to offer immunity to her clients and then lied to the court about it. https://t.co/Ch5ZpvK785
Joseph in THEE OC🇲🇽🇩🇪🇫🇷🏳️🌈 (@BlueOc1981) tweeted at 10:54 PM on Tue, Apr 18, 2023:
It’s going to be a long, hard road between now and November 2024. Some days are harder than others, but I can’t give up. Saving democracy takes a lot of grit and determination, and I have to do my part. My rights are at stake, quitting is not an option.
Tell that truth👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Shauna (@shauna1187) tweeted at 0:25 AM on Wed, Apr 19, 2023:
All they all registered to vote though? Trying to see something. If they are, when is the last time they voted? Voting ensured these quacks in office don’t have the majorities to take our rights away. Appreciate the enthusiasm, but would appreciate voter participation more.
Not true, you say?
Jean Twenge (@jean_twenge) tweeted at 10:50 AM on Mon, Apr 17, 2023:
“Everybody knows” Millennials got screwed by the economy and will never own homes. Surprised to find that’s not true: Millennials actually make *more* money than Gen X & Boomers did at the same age. More in the excerpt of my new book, Generations, out in The Atlantic today:
Fight fight fight!
Police called to Michigan GOP meeting as physical fight breaks out among attendees
Bridge MI reports that a fight erupted on Friday night at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan between allies of current Michigan GOP Chairman Kristina Karamo and ally-turned-rival Matthew DePerno.
“A video recording obtained by Bridge Michigan shows a confrontation between Kalamazoo Republican Party Chair Kelly Sackett and Macomb County GOP Secretary Melissa Pehlis,” the publication writes. “After they exchanged words, Sackett appeared to knock a cigarette and phone from the hand of Pehlis, who responded by thrusting an open hand at Sackett’s head.”
In an interview with Bridge MI, Sackett revealed that she filed a police complaint against Pehlis over the incident, which was apparently a dispute about DePerno’s moves to purportedly purge people loyal to Karamo from the Kalamazoo Republican Party.
Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊