Internal Fox slides in Dominion case show Newsmax fear

Former Fox host Lou Dobbs interviews Sidney Powell. (Screenshot from Fox News via Dominion Lawsuit)

In their billion-dollar libel lawsuit, Dominion Voting Systems advances the argument that Fox News peddled conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election in an effort to prevent their viewers from changing channels into contestants far-right Newsmax and One America Network.

A series of internal slides from the media giant released on Monday help provide Dominion with evidence to move this case forward.

“WHAT KEEPS US Awake AT NIGHT,” one of those slides says, in all caps.

One of the bullet points that appears after that reads: “Impact of post-election NEWS”.

A separate slide explores the “POST-ELECTION STRATEGY” in more detail, which expresses concerns about Newsmax’s booming business.

“Rising shares at Newsmax creates a narrative that the decline of FNC rtgs is structural and not cyclical,” one of the bullet points reads.

Fox chief operating officer Joe Dorrego explained the distinction in a deposition in late February.

“When something is structural, is it a permanent change? Dominion attorney Justin Nelson asked.

“Yes, yes,” Dorrego replied.

“And when something is cyclical, will it go up and down?”

“Correct,” replied the COO.

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