Yesterday, Dominion Voting Systems announced they had reached a settlement with Fox News. To avoid going to court, Fox agreed to pay Dominion an astounding $787.5M.
After the whopper settlement was announced, lawyers for Fox stated that “We are hopeful that our decision to resolve the dispute with Dominion amicably instead of the acrimony of a divisive trial allows the country to move forward from these issues.”
Yeah, we’re going to move forward, alright. With our next action...
As our friends over at Media Matters have highlighted, Fox is likely negotiating higher cable box fees with Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, and COX right now to prop up Fox News — despite its massive advertising (and, now, legal) losses.
That means now is the time for you to strike.
What’s the most important thing you can do at this moment? Call your cable provider and tell them you’re not going to foot a higher cable bill because Fox wants a raise.
Our friends at Media Matters are calling on all of us to pick up the phone right now.
Contact your cable provider:
Give them your message (sample):
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME], and I’m calling to say: Don’t let Fox News raise my bill. I’ve been a loyal [COX/Comcast/Charter] customer, and I’m asking that you reject any demands from Fox for a rate increase. It’s unfair for customers like me to pay more for a channel we don’t watch and don’t support. Please say NO to the Fox Fee!
Remember, your voice counts here. It’s someone’s job at each of these companies to document and report on your calls and messages.
For more on Media Matters’ campaign, visit NoFoxFee.com
Claire and Nandini