Top Democrats Order Fox News To Change Narrative

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( – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) have sent a letter to Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of Fox Corp., requesting that he stops Fox news hosts from “spreading false election narratives,” which could lead to political violence.

The letter was sent after it was revealed that Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had agreed to allow exclusive access to security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack on Fox News host Tucker Carlson. In the letter, Schumer and Jeffries wrote that they “demand” Murdoch to stop Carlson and other network hosts from perpetuating and continuing to spread unfounded false election narratives. They add that Murdoch should also direct the hosts to state on air that “they were wrong to engage in such negligent behavior.”

The letter is in part influenced by Murdoch’s deposition testimony in which he acknowledges that certain Fox News hosts had “endorsed” false narratives surrounding the 2020 election results and that Fox executives had not done anything to stop them. As they point out in their writing, while Murdoch has acknowledged that the hosts were allowed to spread this “grave propaganda” in the past, the network hosts continue to promote these “election conspiracy theories.”

As they point out further in their letter, Murdoch had previously called former President Donald Trump’s claims regarding the stolen election “really crazy stuff” and yet he has allowed Fox News hosts to promote “election denialism.”

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