CNN host Jake Tapper couldn’t hold back his laughter while reporting on the $787.5 million settlement Fox News reached with Dominion Voting Systems in the election machine company’s lawsuit against the network. The settlement came just before the case was set to go to trial, and Tapper found Fox News’ statement on the matter to be laughably ironic.
Tapper, with a smirk on his face, warned his viewers, “I’m sorry this is going to be difficult to say with a straight face.” He then proceeded to read a section of Fox News’ statement, which claimed the settlement “reflects Fox’s continued commitment to the highest journalistic standards” and “allows the country to move forward from these issues.”
Unable to contain his amusement, Tapper pointed out that the settlement “can only be interpreted as one of the ugliest and most embarrassing moments in the history of journalism.”
This news highlights the importance of responsible journalism and serves as a reminder of the consequences when media outlets prioritize sensationalism over facts. While Tapper’s reaction was humorous, it underscores the seriousness of the issues surrounding the credibility of news sources and their responsibility to the public.