Explosive Text Messages Revealed: Tucker Carlson Calls Trump a "Demonic Force"
How Tucker Carlson's Shocking Revelation About Trump Could Destroy His Career at Fox News
Fox News host Tucker Carlson allegedly referred to former President Donald Trump as a "demonic force" in a text message to one of his producers, according to court documents filed by Dominion Voting Systems in their $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News. In the same text message, Carlson reportedly stated that Trump was capable of destroying Fox News if they made a misstep. Despite this, Carlson maintained that Trump would not destroy them, describing him as "a demonic force, a destroyer". The lawsuit alleges that Fox News repeatedly broadcast lies about Dominion Voting Systems during their coverage of the 2020 presidential election that the network knew to be false.
Dominion Voting Systems has accused Fox News of broadcasting "total bs" claims about the company's alleged involvement in voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. The company alleges that Fox News knew these claims to be false, yet continued to endorse them anyway. The lawsuit, which seeks $1.6 billion in damages, has been described by Fox News as an assault on the First Amendment. Fox News claims that the lawsuit is an attempt by Dominion to punish them for reporting on "newsworthy" allegations made by Trump and his supporters regarding voter fraud in the 2020 election.
The attorneys for Fox News have argued that the lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a "staggering" damage figure with the aim of generating headlines, chilling protected speech, and enriching Dominion's private equity owner, Staple Street Capital Partners, and its investors. Fox News has also claimed that Dominion's lawsuit is an attempt to silence freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which are fundamental rights protected by the Constitution and New York Times v. Sullivan.
The lawsuit is set to go to trial on April 17th and is expected to last five weeks. While the case is ongoing, there will likely be significant attention on the outcome, as it may set a precedent for how news outlets cover elections in the future. It will also be interesting to see how the case affects the relationship between Fox News and the Republican Party, as Fox News has traditionally been a staunch supporter of Republican politicians and policies.