Fox News Overlord Rupert Murdoch is scorching the earth of his disinfotainment network in the wake of the damaging Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit.
Aside from dropping Dan “Snowball” Bongino from its weekend lineup, it’s likely Fox will most likely also ax “MAGA Money Dummy” Maria Bartiromo and her doppelganger in Donny Dorko worship, Jeanine “Judge Box o’Wine” Pirro, who was suspended once from the network back in 2019.
The lawsuit, which was settled for $787 million, revealed that 18 of the 20 defamation allegations made by the voting machine company against Fox News specifically cited remarks made by Bartiromo, Pirro, and Lou “Louser” Dobbs.
Media critic and Puck News founder Dylan Byers predicted both Bartiromo and Pirro would be the next to go in the aftermath of Fox’s $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.
Byers said that Murdoch’s media empire “can sustain” such a loss, as he has “some $4 billion in cash reserves, and typically brings in between $1 billion and $2 billion a year in net income, the majority of which comes from Fox News.”
Should the two Trumptwunts squeak by while others get laid off, Byers suggests they’ll be warned to keep the QAnon quackery on the QT.
“I anticipate one of two things will happen here, or has perhaps already happened,” Byers prognosticated shortly after Fox News and Dominion settled on Tuesday.
“The first possibility is that Fox News C.E.O. Suzanne Scott sits down with Bartiromo and Pirro and anyone else who came up to the line of libel and says, be careful,” Byers said.
Either that, or they might be offered a shushed sweetheart deal to shuffle them out the door.
The Fox fallout will continue under the strain of the settlement, which could possibly be eclipsed by the Smartmatic defamation lawsuit.
I hope Jeanine and Maria live unhappily ever after in their doublewide box of Franzia, crying into their cracked plastic wine flutes while braiding each other’s brittle hair.
And I’m not alone in wanting Fox to find out even more.
Fox News fired Bongino, Pirro, and Bartiromo like they're trying to make a song out of it.
🎶Was some liars who got canned for lying about 2-0-2-0
And Dominion's just the first domino🎶
— rodney grim (@rodneygrim) April 20, 2023
Wow. Bartiromo was a true believer, nuttier only than pirro.
— SomeGuy95 (@mrbrooks265) April 20, 2023
Hey @MariaBartiromo I wrote about what a compromised Trump blowhole you are, MAGA Money Dummy #TrumpLiedToMAGA https://t.co/6r4qwOXIQR
— Tara Dublin ((isn’t paying for this)) (@taradublinrocks) March 21, 2023