'They certainly deserve it': GOP strategist hopes Fox News defamation suit ends in favor of Dominion

'They certainly deserve it': GOP strategist hopes Fox News defamation suit ends in favor of Dominion
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One Republican strategist is rooting for Dominion Voting Systems as the company's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News moves forward.

According to Mediaite, strategist Scott Jennings weighed in to offer his take on the case as details emerged after the company's court proceedings on Thursday, February 16.

As part of the hearing, Dominion's legal team provided a series of text message conversations between Fox News hosts and other staff members. The text messages indicate that Fox News staff was privately aware that former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims were false despite echoing his accusations, publically.

READ MORE: Dominion filing exposes 'propaganda network' Fox News as 'void of basic journalistic ethics': media reporter

Following the hearing, CNN’s Erin Burnett aired a clip of Fox News' Tucker Carlson expressing apprehension about Thursday's hearing. However, he stopped short of mentioning the voting technology company. Speaking to Burnett, Jennings offered his assessment of the hearing.

“It is amazing, Scott. Here we are, almost two and a half years later and he’s still saying that,” she said.

“Well, we learned in the text messages that they live in fear of their audience and they live in fear of Donald Trump,” Jennings said, in reference to the text messages sent by Fox staffers.

He added, “So that’s why they continue to do it, number one. Number two, it even got so bad, and I was most interested, frankly, in the fact that they tried to get one of their reporters fired – Jacqui Heinrich – who I think is one of the best reporters in Washington and does a terrific job, they were trying to get rid of her…”

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Jennings and Burnett went on to discuss highlighted text messages between Carlson and Fox News' Sena Hannity where they discussed Heinrich's fact-checking of Trump's false claims.

“Tucker literally said ‘get her fired‘ after she puts out a tweet fact-checking claims on Dominion Voting Systems, saying, ‘This is false,'” Burnett noted.

“Look, what they do is entertainment,” Jennings continued.

Despite the latest developments, Fox News still argues that it did nothing wrong.

“There will be a lot of noise and confusion generated by Dominion and their opportunistic private equity owners," the network said in a statement, "but the core of this case remains about freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which are fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution and protected by New York Times v. Sullivan."

READ MORE: How a 'licensing issue' with Fox News' lawyer is making its Dominion 'headache' worse: report

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