Fox News Claims “No Malice” Against Smartmatic

Law & Crime reports:

Fox News Media on Monday filed a memorandum of law in support of motions to dismiss Smartmatic’s billion-dollar defamation lawsuit over the network’s 2020 election coverage.

The network, which filed the documents in New York Supreme Court along with replies from Fox personalities Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, and former Fox host Lou Dobbs, argued in the opening lines of the motion that the real “threat” to democracy is Smartmatic’s lawsuit — not Fox’s coverage of the “stolen” election claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies.

Fox lawyers said that Smartmatic’s claims against the network and the individual Fox hosts named as defendants comes “nowhere close” to proof of actual malice.

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