The hearing came weeks after hundreds of explosive emails and texts were made public as part of the case. These internal Fox News messages showed that many of the on-air personalities, producers, editors, executives and even corporate owners thought the allegations against Dominion were “nuts,” “kooky” and “BS” – but the network gave airtime to the theories anyway. Davis, who was appointed by a Democratic governor to the Delaware bench in 2010, had some tough questions for Fox News’ lawyers on Tuesday. Later, he suggested Fox News host Maria Bartiromo misled her audience in November 2020 when “she made it sound like she had no knowledge, one way or the other” if the claims about Dominion were true. By then, she had already been told the claims were false, Dominion says.