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Fox News: Tucker Carlson Isn’t Obligated To Fact-Check Statements Before Reporting Lies



According to a new report, a Fox News lawyer is now arguing that host Tucker Carlson is not obligated to check if the statements he says are true before reporting them.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is now being sued by former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who claims Carlson defamed her and accused her of a crime when he claimed two women “approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn’t give them money,” adding that it was a “classic case of extortion.”

“Fox News wants U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil to toss the complaint, arguing both that nothing Carlson said is defamatory because it can’t be interpreted as stating actual facts and that McDougal can’t prove he acted with malice which she must do to succeed on her claims because she’s a public figure,” THR reports.

You can read the full report HERE.

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