Fox Terrified They Might Be Sued Out of Existence By Families of the Dead — Those Who Heard ‘Hoax’ (Political Flare link): Vanity Fair’s invaluable Gabriel Sherman, who seems to specialize in breaking down Fox News and all its issues (which someone could write, and perhaps should write, a doctoral dissertation upon), told Joy Reid of MSNBC (another invaluable reporter) that Fox is terrified that they’ll get sued over their original coverage of Covid-19 as a hoax.
We saw Trish Regan, who had a show on Fox Business, come out and essentially just label it all a fraud. She’s now no longer there … You’ve had Fox anchors who are going, or as likely as anyone who is on this panel to know someone who gets sick with COVID-19. It’s interesting to have to watch them have to confront reality … They can’t cover for Trump on this .. How are they handling it?
Then the amount of money could be near limitless. Because when one is dealing with recklessness or intentional behaviors, courts allow for “punitive damages,” which are damages that have nothing to do with the plaintiff’s loss. They are damages made to punish an entity so as not to do it again. And an entity with as much money as Fox, and a family like the Murdochs, it would take one hell of a lot of money to “punish” Fox into improving their behavior. A LOT of money.
However, Biden has a near-insurmountable lead in delegates over Sanders. Biden leads Sanders among Democrats nationally by 27 points, 58 to 31 percent.