2020/06/17/Fox News Argues Viewers Don't Assume Tucker Carlson Reports Facts

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"Fox News' attorney Erin Murphy argued that Carlson repeatedly couched his statements as hypotheticals to promote conversation and that a reasonable viewer would know his show offers "provocative things that will help me think harder," as opposed to straight news."

The Carlson quote in question:

"Remember the facts of the story, these are undisputed," stated Carlson before referencing Trump's alleged affairs with McDougal and Stormy Daniels. "Two women approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn't give them money. Now that sounds like a classic case of extortion."

2019-12-05 Karen McDougal, who was paid to keep quiet about an affair with Donald Trump, files suit.