The Lincoln Project: Rupert Murdoch Was An Arsonist Who Set Fire To American Politics To Make Billions 

September 21, 2023
The Lincoln Project releases the following statement on Rupert Murdoch’s retirement: 

“Rupert Murdoch’s legacy is one of division and destruction. No one has done more to divide our nation than the Murdoch family and FOX News. 

“Murdoch created an extremist MAGA propaganda factory that poisoned the minds of millions of Americans for power and profit. An immigrant himself, Murdoch did more to encourage hatred of those who would come here to make a better life for their families than any other person in modern history. 

“Murdoch and FOX News pushed the false conspiracies of a stolen election that enraged their viewers until they finally stormed the Capital. Fox has already had to pay nearly $1 billion for their election lies, and we sincerely wish them billions more in costs and damages.

“No one should expect anything different now that Lachlan Murdoch is in charge. He will still push the same conspiracy theories, let the hackneyed hosts control the airwaves, and fill their viewers with a warped reality that only furthers their bottom line. 

“Sadly, the family’s legacy is in good hands with Lachlan.”

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.

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