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After legal threat, Fox airs news package debunking election fraud claims made by its own hosts | CNN Business
If President Trump tunes into Fox News this weekend, he may see something unexpected: a point-by-point fact-check to wild election fraud claims made by some of his favorite hosts on the network.
Applause for Smartmatic, for making Fox not only back down, but air a correction/retraction in the very programs that spewed these lies.
Not that Hobbs, Pirro or Bartiromo are likely to mend their ways. But it's a start.
It doesn't sound like Fox wanted it to be known that they were being called out, either.
Perez, who has a history providing insight to news organizations, told CNN on Saturday afternoon that the interview process with Fox was unusual. Perez said, for instance, that the network would not tell him which show the piece would be aired on and that he found it strange the interview was not conducted by an on-air reporter or host.
"I was never informed that the content would be for Mr. Dobbs' show," Perez told CNN. "And my reaction was to observe as many others have how kind of strange and unique that particular way at presenting the facts was."
"I am not accustomed to seeing Lou Dobbs air very straight forward factual evidence," Perez added, noting it was unusual for the news package to simply end with no comment from Dobbs and then cut to a commercial break.
"I think my main reaction was one of surprise and to think to myself that it was very interesting to see how the interview ultimately played out because I had not been given any reason to expect that was the nature of the story," Perez said.
Perez also said that he was not made aware prior to the interview that the questions would be solely focused on Smartmatic.
Let's have more of these lawsuits.