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From settling the biggest payout in US libel history, to the abandoned defamation claim against Australian website Crikey – It’s been a tumultuous week in the courts for the Murdochs.
By avoiding open court, they have tried to draw a line under the furore around Fox News presenters’ claims the 2020 US election was stolen.
But will the Murdoch empire be able to move on? Will the Murdochs be forced to testify before a jury? And what does the Dominion settlement say about the strategy Fox News is taking under Lachlan?
Today, writer and contributor to The Saturday Paper, Paddy Manning, on why there was a last minute change of heart – to keep the Murdochs away from the stand.
Guest: Author of The Successor, Paddy Manning.