'The worst of all worlds': MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough torches Fox News over Dominion settlement

'The worst of all worlds': MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough torches Fox News over Dominion settlement
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MSNBC news anchor Joe Scarborough did not mince words when he shared his take on the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit and how it negatively impacts Fox News.

During his morning segment of "The Joe Scarborough Show" on Wednesday, April 19, the news anchor shared his reaction to reports of Fox News agreeing to pay a staggering $787.5 million settlement the first day the trial was set to kick off.

“This is what happens when you have a 93-year-old man running a company, and everybody’s just a yes man to him,” Scarborough said. “I can’t believe Murdoch 20 years ago would have settled this months ago.”

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Scarborough described the debacle as “the worst of all worlds” because “you settle these things early if you’re Fox or if you’re another business so you don’t humiliate everybody at the network.”

He went on to argue that the trial could have been avoided. Scarborough suggested that network heads were “stubborn” for allowing the legal proceedings to go all the way to trial despite having the awareness that their defense was futile.

"They said ‘We’re going to be stubborn. We’re going to humiliate all of our anchors. We’re going to humiliate all of our executives. We’re gonna humiliate everybody that works at this network, and we’re going to fight a case that we know we’re going to lose because we’re stubborn, and we think we can get away with it,’" Scarborough said.

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He added, "And then, at the last second, they pay $800 [million]. So they have the worst of both worlds, and they’ve got another suit coming!”

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