According to RadarOnline.com, in an attempt to salvage his reputation and deal with the ongoing $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit, Rupert Murdoch, the 92-year-old billionaire media mogul, is reportedly planning to terminate three notable Fox News personalities.
This move follows Murdoch’s admission of not interfering with his network’s promotion of former President Donald Trump’s unfounded allegations of election fraud.
Insiders within the network believe that these terminations are part of Murdoch’s strategy to protect Fox News’ financial interests, which may require him to make significant sacrifices.
According to reports, some of Fox News’ most prominent personalities, including Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro, are among those who may face termination.
In addition to these individuals, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott is also rumored to be at risk of being let go.
The goal of these moves is to prevent any loss of the network’s sizable audience in light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the Fox-Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit.
A media industry insider reportedly told Puck magazine this week that Rupert Murdoch and his company are in serious trouble. The insider stated that Murdoch’s actions have negatively impacted both himself and his organization.
In testimony released earlier this week, Murdoch himself acknowledged that Fox News talent who promoted baseless claims of election fraud made by former President Donald Trump should face disciplinary action, including possible termination, as a consequence of the ongoing multi-billion-dollar lawsuit scandal.
In response to a question about the appropriate consequences for those who knowingly made false statements on air, Rupert Murdoch suggested that they should be reprimanded or possibly terminated.
This revelation is particularly surprising given that many Fox News executives, producers, and talent were aware that former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud in 2020 were unfounded, yet still reported on them.
Moreover, some members of the network allegedly supported Trump’s assertions.
Getting rid of the last people anyone even watches Faux News for?
And we all know the election was fraudulent…
First of all,Trump’s allegations of voter fraud is not false! They should have been reported to the people. Once again the big money saves its own ass!
Journalists supposedly report the news and Trump claiming voter fraud was news. A real journalist does not start his reporting by stating “now I don’t really believe this is true”! Listening to Sean’s reports on the Russian Hoax, everyone knew what has “just now” been acknowledged by by so-called journalist’s in other outlets!! As if it is just now evident??!! We are simply to “liberal” about anybody can sue anyone for anything! At the least who ever loses a law suit should have to pay all the legal costs of whoever they sued!!
Nobody will watch Fox anymore if these people will be removed. The reason why they are forcing to removed these people is because the ratings of the liberal media are way way down. Some are closing already.
Stopped watching FNC evening of 2020 election when they called Arizona early. Only watch FBN because of Maria Bartiromo. If she goes I’ll follow her to wherever she lands.
Unbelievable, Mr Murdoch you cannot do that, you will ended up loosing millions of viewers and FOX will loose a lot of money, is that what you want?
We the American viewers are the one that watch the 3 most valuable Journalists that you may have in mind of firing from FOX. FOX have millions of followers because of them, specially now that we don’t have Newsmax and OAN channels to watch. This is the most destructive action that you can do to FOX, you will bankrupt your network. That is the true, you better reconsidered that. Our family and friends definitely stop watching FOX, there is no one left for us to watch FOX if this happens! what you got to do is get a better lawyer to defend you in Court, you can’t let Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a member of Fox Corporation’s board, to influence you he is a bitter snake, he is unAmerican. You need to find proves that the Dominion machines were at fault and proved them wrong. We need independent auditing and forensics assessments and other kinds of IT assessments that are not controlled by the vendors. We need stand for America, and our voting rights, and the future of our children, and not let voting machines that are easy to be hack be in control of our voting rights. Those people are damaging your Corporation and your own people at FOX, you need to stand by your people and AMERICA our Country.
We need to stand together against people that are unAmericans, that wants to destroyed our Country’s future. Thank you!
So…even when the truth is exposed right from the horses’ mouths in sworn statements as well as factual text messages, as well as from the leader of Fox News, you all STILL don’t believe it and have to put up a fight? Seriously? I can’t wrap my brain around the idea that anyone in that mindset has a leg to stand on.
As a regretful 2016 Trump voter and a non-democrat and non-republican, I am glad to see that these Fox people who have admitted to each other and on the record to not believing him, his staff or his lies are likely going to face some form of justice.
Fox’s base hangs on to every word that these “journalists” or more appropriately “entertainers” per defense documents, say as gospel. To finally hear that they purposefully and knowingly lied and spread what they knew and felt to be false because anything else would be bad for the company is cleansing and repulsive at the same time.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
So should you!
Fox is going to lose a lot of people if they carry out their threat to remove the only people on Fox who anyone even listens to. Fox should get rid of those who are anti-American and want to bring this country down to that of a third-world country such as Joe Biden and all those Democrats that only they have the right to speak.
Have they done away with “Freedom of the Press”? I wasn’t aware of that. But then it seems the Communists can do anything they want by bullying, threatening or suing. Well I guess the simple solution would be to fire those three people who are such a threat to the left and then when the lawsuit is dropped just rehire them. Since the left likes playing games of dirty pool then they can have it back at them.