Tucker Carlson said he hates Trump ‘passionately’: legal papers

Fox News host Tucker Carlson disparaged former President Trump in a text message revealed in court filings as part of the network’s ongoing legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems. personally expressed.

“The day is near when you can ignore Trump most nights. Carlson wrote in one text to an unidentified Fox employee on Jan. 4, 2021, according to filings.” Today I blew Peter Navarro out of frustration.I actually like Peter.But I can’t handle it any more.”

Carlson’s text was included in a body of evidence included in new filings Dominion prepared as part of its $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox. Dominion has accused Fox of deliberately broadcasting false claims that it was being spun by Trump and his allies.

Fox has so far claimed to dismiss the case on First Amendment grounds, with the Dominion handpicking top talent and executive quotes to make a stronger case in court. accuses.

“Thanks to today’s filing, the Dominion has been arrested red-handed for using more distortion and misinformation in its PR campaign to defame FOX News and trample free speech and press freedom. “We already know they are going to say whatever it takes to win this lawsuit, but our company’s top Twisting or misleading Rebel citations is really outrageous.”

Dominion also announced in a new filing on Tuesday that Fox owner and co-chairman Rupert Murdoch has named Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott as one of the top hosts. It claimed Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham wrote “going too far” in endorsing former President Trump. False claims about the 2020 election.

Murdoch has admitted in previous internal communications and depositions with Dominion’s attorneys that Trump’s allegations are false.

Trial in the case is scheduled to begin in April.

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