Los Angeles Times

Accountabi­lity for Fox News


Re “Dominion suit is big trouble for Fox News,” Opinion, March 10

I appreciate Harry Litman’s opinion regarding the destructiv­e nature of Fox News. But, his message and indeed the entire discussion miss the big point: the need for accountabi­lity.

I’ve heard many Democratic lawmakers get on TV and wring their hands about the travesty of Fox News hosts knowingly lying to their audiences. But they are remiss in their own duty to the public.

There is one simple solution to hold the Fox Corp. and its talking heads accountabl­e: Threaten to take away the company’s broadcast license, which is in the hands of the government.

The revelation­s about Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch knowing that his hosts were lying are outrageous. He and others say it’s just about money. No! It’s about power and undue influence, and they are cynically lying to the public.

Murdoch and others who demonstrat­e that they don’t deserve to be trusted should have their broadcast license revoked, suspended or at least put on probation. A broadcast license should be a privilege that requires some level of honesty to the public. Stephen Sideroff

Los Angeles

The usually competent Litman fell prey to media hype with his observatio­n of Tucker Carlson’s remark that he “passionate­ly hates” former President Trump.

The issue in the Dominion Voting Systems defamation case is not whether someone likes Trump or not. Rather it is whether Fox allowed false and malicious statements about Dominion.

During the 2008 campaign, John McCain was confronted with a false statement by someone who claimed Barack Obama was an Arab. McCain responded that Obama was a decent man with whom he just disagreed. Cary Adams North Hollywood

All this decrying of Fox News over revelation­s in the Dominion case is “too little, too late.”

The painful truth is, The Times and other mainstream media have let Murdoch and his company get away with it with minor slaps on the wrist. In reality, no other act of treason or spying for our enemies has done more harm than what Fox News has accomplish­ed all for ratings and money.

No punishment could ever change the fact that our country is so divided that it may take generation­s to reconcile.

Richard Kopelle

Los Angeles

Maybe Dominion’s defamation lawsuit will expose Fox News for what it really is — a right-wing propaganda creator and distributo­r.

Dare we hope that Fox News viewers will stop and ask themselves what else they have been lied to about over the years? Asking for the future of our country. Bethia Sheean-Wallace


 ?? Brynn Anderson Associated Press ?? LAWSUIT FILINGS in the Dominion case reveal Fox News’ hosts candid views on the 2020 election.
Brynn Anderson Associated Press LAWSUIT FILINGS in the Dominion case reveal Fox News’ hosts candid views on the 2020 election.

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