A lawsuit against Fox News has been dismissed after many of the major liberal networks came to its defense.
According to The Daily Caller:
A lawsuit filed by the activist nonprofit group WASHLITE against Fox News over its coronavirus coverage was dismissed Wednesday.
WASHLITE sued Fox News in April, claiming that the network was involved in a “campaign of deception and omission regarding the danger of the international proliferation of the novel coronavirus.” The activist group also claimed that “cable programmers do not have First Amendment rights.”
The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) and The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) filed an amicus brief May 18 in support of Fox News’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
NCTA is made up of the owners of major media companies. Members include Warner Media, which owns CNN and HLN, Comcast, which owns NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo and A&E, which owns Vice TV. RCFP includes well-known reporters and executives from publications such as ABC News, CNN, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The New York Times and others.
Fox News stated after the dismissal: “Using a false portrayal of FOX News Channel’s commentary, WASHLITE attempted to silence a national news organization to settle a partisan grievance.”