Murdoch Out-Foxed by Network Willing to Push Even More Insane Lies & Conspiracy Theories
Something hilarious and really scary happened on Monday: Newsmax TV had a ratings win over Fox News for the very first time. It was just one time slot and the ratings difference was small, but it demonstrates that some of the more conspiratorial Fox viewers are looking for even wackier sources of information.
CNN: "The win, fueled by conservative viewers who are disappointed by the election results, happened Monday evening. In the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic prized by advertisers, "Greg Kelly Reports" on Newsmax out-rated "The Story with Martha MacCallum" on Fox.
The margin was narrow — Kelly averaged 229,000 viewers in the demo and MacCallum averaged 203,000 — but it is still a milestone in the cable news industry."
If you are not familiar with Newsmax, it's the news equivalent of what Chef Boyardee is to Italian cuisine, and until Donald Trump started hawking his election fraud conspiracy, no one would have thought that it could ever challenge Fox. If you grab your remote control and select Newsmax, you have officially jettisoned your BS detector and joined the tinfoil hat brigade.
And, folks that visit Newmax's website are greeted with Trump's stolen election fantasies, Ron Paul's rehashed rants against the Federal Reserve, and Conrad Black's adoring comparison of Trump to Abraham Lincoln and FDR.
The interesting, funny, and scary part of all this is that Newsmax simply took the Rush Limbaugh/Fox News playbook and jumped off the cliff. They are trying to prove that there are a significant number of Americans that are so fearful of the "elite," however they might define that term, that they are willing to believe almost any swill that some "alternative" right-wing rag cares to air or publish. They are saying, "if you thought Fox was crazy, you ain't seen nothing yet."
By: Don Lam & Curated Content
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