In mild of the Dominion and Smartmatic lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani and Fox News—over false accusations made by the Trump consigliere and numerous pundits on the right-wing information community that the businesses’ voting machines have been rigged in the course of the 2020 presidential election (that Donald Trump misplaced by over 7 million votes)—Giuliani and his son Andrew have reportedly been suspended from showing on any Fox Information exhibits for 3 months.
“They banned Rudy from Fox Information? That’s like banning a turtle from its shell, or like banning the Turtle [of Entourage fame] from the Nike retailer,” cracked Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday night time.
Fox Information disputed that the Giulianis have been “banned” from the community’s airwaves, with sources telling Deadline that they merely haven’t discovered the Giulianis “related” in latest months.
“I imply, rattling, it’s one factor to ban him since you’re afraid of the Dominion lawsuit, however to inform him you simply don’t need him anymore? It’s like breaking apart with a boyfriend and telling him, ‘No, it’s not as a result of my mom doesn’t such as you! You’re ugly and dangerous at intercourse.’”
Meyers, who referred to Giuliani as “a fictional goblin Italian grandmothers threaten youngsters with in the event that they don’t brush their enamel,” cracked that “maybe the most important sting of all” was how Giuliani discovered concerning the ban. Sure, he apparently solely discovered of the ban the night time earlier than he was set to look on Fox & Mates—on the 20th anniversary of September 11th.
That will, Meyers joked, clarify why Giuliani appeared so messy throughout a 9/11 memorial dinner that day, the place he gave a rambling speech about how he “by no means went out” with Jeffrey Epstein affiliate Prince Andrew—apart from the time he “met him in my workplace” and “the time we had the occasion.”
“Possibly he’s banned as a result of he commonly went on Fox and confirmed off different individuals’s incriminating texts and emails and telephone calls, and nonsensically waved round random items of paper like a man in Instances Sq. making an attempt to transform you to some bizarre faith you’ve by no means heard of,” supplied Meyers.
Or perhaps it’s “a easy monetary and authorized calculation,” on condition that Dominion is presently suing Giuliani for $1.3 billion and Fox Information for $1.6 billion for spreading voter-fraud lies, whereas Smartmatic is suing Giuliani, Fox Information, and a bunch of others for $2.7 billion.
“Rudy performed a giant half in spreading these lies,” stated Meyers, earlier than working clips of Giuliani pushing the voter-fraud lies on Fox Information, including, “For those who have been on a flight subsequent to somebody speaking like that, you’d ask the attendant for a parachute.”