Fox News Owner Threatening To Bring In Lawyers Over January 6th Allegations

( Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO of Fox Corporation has once again threatened to take legal action against the Australian news website Crikey over an article that described the Murdoch family as “unindicted co-conspirators” of former President Donald Trump’s so-called criminal actions that incited the January 6 “insurrection” on the Capitol.

In the June 29 article, political editor Bernard Keane portrays the Murdochs as “unindicted co-conspirators” much like former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate break-in.

Keane concluded by suggesting if Trump faces prosecution for the January 6 riot, his “unindicted co-conspirators,” including the “Mudochs and their slew of poisonous Fox News commentators” won’t be there with him.

Initially, the article was removed from the website the following day after Murdoch threatened legal action.

But after the news media picked up the story, Crikey republished the article on its website with an editor’s note. The note explained that the site decided to republish it “in order to clarify recent media reports about the legal threat.”

Murdoch has demanded an apology for the claims made in the article, arguing that the website defamed him.

Crikey, however, is refusing. Editor-in-chief Peter Fray said the website and its publisher “are sick of being intimidated by Lachlan Murdoch.”

This isn’t the first time Lachlan Murdoch has threatened legal action against Crikey. In April of last year, the website had to pay $14,000 in legal fees following a similar legal skirmish.

In 2020, the website also had to apologize for comparing Lachlan Murdoch to a mobster.