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What Pro-Trump Outlets Say About His Phone Call

He 'acted properly,' declares Newsmax

(Newser) - After the Washington Post came out with its scoop about President Trump's phone call to Georgia election officials, critics accused him of running afoul of the law. But Trump's supporters see things much differently. Two examples of positive coverage:
  • Newsmax notes that the Post, referring to Trump's

Dominion Staffer Sues Trump Campaign: I Want My Life Back

Eric Coomer says he's had to go into hiding due to conspiracy theories about election 'rigging'

(Newser) - A high-ranking employee for a company that provided election equipment and software in 28 states has been subjected to harassment and death threats so alarming that he was forced to go into hiding a week after the election. Now, Eric Coomer says he wants his life back, and he's...

Defamation Threats Pose Big Problem for Right-Wing Media

Ben Smith: Potential suits against right-wing media over voting machines are serious

(Newser) - Remember "pink slime" ? The term regarding ground beef was at the heart of the biggest settlement in the history of media defamation cases back in 2017, and it was a win achieved by an attorney named J. Erik Connolly, writes Ben Smith in the New York Times . Well,...

Fox Airs Election Talk After Legal Threat

Smartmatic sent scathing notice to 3 conservative news outlets

(Newser) - What a difference legal action can make. Fox News hosts who have allowed election-fraud conspiracies to air on their programs just aired a segment debunking some of those very claims, CNN reports. Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, and Maria Bartiromo played the segment this weekend after Smartmatic, a voting technology company,...

Competing Network Delivers 'Serious Shock' to Fox

In small victory, Newsmax won in the ratings over Fox, thanks to 'Greg Kelly Reports'

(Newser) - President Trump has spent weeks directing followers to Newsmax TV, apparently with results. On Monday, the network recorded its first ratings win over Fox News. Greg Kelly Reports at 7pm ET averaged 229,000 viewers in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic, while an average of 203,000 viewers in...

Trump May Be Gunning to Cripple Fox News

Axios says he plans a digital rival, while CNN's Brian Stelter sees a 'robust' challenge to Fox elsewhere

(Newser) - It's no secret that relations between President Trump and Fox News have soured of late— especially after the network called Arizona for Joe Biden ahead of everyone else. Now, a report at Axios suggests things are going to get worse. The outlet says Trump plans to create a digital...

Sean Spicer Is Getting His Own Show

In the meantime, he's selling personalized messages for charity

(Newser) - Sean Spicer is going from one TV show to another, with the former White House press secretary set to launch his own cable news show next month, reports Page Six . But since he has some time to kill, Spicer is offering to send a personalized video message to your special...

Now Minus Trump, Debate Gets New Date

Won't occur on Dec. 27 after all ... but when it will happen still up in the air

(Newser) - If you've been wondering if no Donald equals no debate, you have your answer: The Newsmax debate is still on, it's just not happening on Dec. 27 anymore. Politico reports on an email it received from Newsmax editorial director Steve Coz, who explains that with Trump out, the...

Ron Paul to Boycott Donald Trump Debate

Scathing statement says it's 'beneath the office of the presidency'

(Newser) - Ron Paul has decided to join Jon Huntsman in skipping the Donald Trump-moderated Newsmax debate , and his campaign didn’t mince words in explaining why. “The selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate … is beneath the office of the Presidency and flies in the...

Donald Trump to Host GOP Debate

Conservative Newsmax picks him for Iowa event in late December

(Newser) - The "you're fired" jokes already are flying fast and furious: Donald Trump has been picked to host a Republican debate in Iowa on Dec. 27, reports the New York Times . The forum is sponsored by the conservative media group Newsmax, and invitations went out to the candidates today....

'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' Returns With Same Cast

But Clinton thinks forces aren't as strong as those he faced

(Newser) - Americans may be "less receptive" to right-wing messages than they were in the days of Bill Clinton, but as the former president put it last week on Meet the Press, the “vast right-wing conspiracy” that threatened to destroy his presidency is making an encore appearance—and it's surely...

Righty Site Yanks Post on US Military Coup

Newsmax scribe said Obama overthrow 'gaining possibility'

(Newser) - A Newsmax columnist—the conservative mag says he's a mere “unpaid blogger”—suggests that a military coup against the Obama administration is “gaining possibility.” “Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration,” writes John Perry in a column...

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