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Fox News host 'strongly' disagrees with network keeping him from covering Dominion voting lawsuit

"I believe I should be covering it, it’s a major media story, given my role here at Fox," the host said.

Published: February 27, 2023 1:43pm

Updated: February 27, 2023 4:30pm

Fox News host and media reporter Howard Kurtz says he "strongly" disagrees with his network not allowing him to report on the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion voting systems against the cable news channel. 

"The company has decided that as part of the organization being sued, I can’t talk about it or write about it, at least for now," Kurtz said Sunday on his show "MediaBuzz," according to the website Mediaite. "I strongly disagree with that decision. But as an employee, I have to abide by it."

Kurtz suggests he made the statement because he's being asked about why he has not covered the story.

"It’s absolutely a fair question," he said. "I believe I should be covering it, it’s a major media story, given my role here at Fox." 

His comments came days after court documents made public in the suit include messages that appear to show at least some of the network executives and opinion show hosts didn't believe claims by President Trump that he lost his 2020 reelection bid because of widespread voting fraud, but still allowed his lawyers to make such on-air claims for ratings. 

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