Former President Donald Trump
aired the same old election grievances on Fox News
on Sunday, but with an on-screen disclaimer about his false claims.
Trump launched into his tired fiction that he received more votes
than Joe Biden
in the 2020 election
during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference
in Dallas. After those comments, while Trump had switched topics, a chyron caption appeared on Fox News’ broadcast that said: “The voting
system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel re the voting system.”
According to Mediaite, the chyron remained on screen for 38 seconds.
This is a genuine disclaimer that aired on Fox during Trump's CPAC
Dallas speech: "THE VOTING SYSTEM COMPANIES HAVE DENIED THE VARIOUS ALLEGATIONS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP..." pic.twitter.com/cTvWJgV9DK — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 11, 2021
Fox News is defending defamation
suits filed by voting system companies Dominion and Smartmatic after allowing guests to spout outrageous conspiracy
theories about the election being rigged.
Dominion has sought $1.6 billion in restitution from Fox News, while Smartmatic has filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit