Fox News is facing a massive $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, with a trial now underway.
The trial has raised questions about whether Rupert Murdoch ultimately controlled the message at Fox News.
Murdoch’s testimony in depositions has been called into question, with some evidence suggesting that while he may have had his opinions, many hosts on the network said they didn’t care what the top brass said and would hold back on their shows if they wanted to.
Settlement talks have been ongoing, with some speculating that Dominion’s demand for a verbal admission of wrongdoing has been a sticking point in negotiations.
Despite the huge sum involved, some believe that the money is not at the heart of the issue.