2020 ELECTION/MEDIA: “In the days and weeks after the 2020 elections, the Fox News Channel repeatedly broadcast false claims that then-President Donald Trump had been cheated of victory.

Off the air, the network’s stars, producers and executives expressed contempt for those same conspiracies, calling them ‘mind-blowingly nuts,’ ‘totally off the rails’ and ‘completely bs’ – often in far earthier terms.

The network’s top primetime stars – Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity – texted contemptuously of the claims in group chats, but also denounced colleagues pointing that out publicly or on television…

Those revelations and far more surfaced in legal filings made public late Thursday afternoon as part of Dominion Voting System’s blockbuster $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox and its parent company.”

-David Folkenflik, “Off the air, Fox News stars blasted the election fraud claims they peddled,” NPR.org, February 16, 2023