45 minutes | Mar 8, 2023

Rupert Murdoch: Top Fox hosts maybe “went too far” with election denial

In a January 2021 email, Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch said two of his top hosts maybe “went too far” in an apparent reference to them denying the integrity of the 2020 presidential election that then-President Trump lost. Murdoch’s comments were made public in a legal filing as part of Dominion Voting Systems $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News and its parent company, Fox Corporation. The companies deny wrongdoing. First Amendment lawyer Lee Levine joins AC360 to discuss the latest Murdoch emails and whether it’s a “smoking gun” in Dominion’s lawsuit.

Plus, it’s been almost three years since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic and there are still questions about how it began. The U.S. Department of Energy’s assessment claims that Covid-19 most likely emerged because of a laboratory accident in China. Former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks there’s any truth to the “lab leak theory.”  

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