Sulking in the Oval Office, Trump Sends His Fans to Newsmax TV for Wacky Conspiracy Theories
For those who don't think Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson pack enough conspiracy theories into their shows, there is Newsmax TV, where "alternative facts" meet right-wing fantasies. It's BS of Trumpian proportions and the President is eating it up as he remains secluded in the White House ignoring his official duties, soothing his injured pride, and plotting his revenge on Fox for calling Arizona on election night.
CNN: “On Newsmax, voter fraud innuendo is everywhere. Conspiracy theory chatter is constant. And perhaps most importantly, Joe Biden is not the president-elect. The channel is tapping into a real vein of rage on the right. And Trump is encouraging it by retweeting Twitter users who are trashing Fox and promoting Newsmax.”
Washington Post: "Trump liked what Newsmax was saying so much that he tweeted three clips from the network in three minutes. One featured a Republican spokeswoman, who said that “Joe Biden did not win this election. President Trump did.” Another featured a Republican congressman, who spoke while an on-screen graphic declared that “IT ISN’T OVER YET.” In the third, a Trump booster talked about dead people voting."
Newsmax saw their audience skyrocket by 183% after Trump encouraged viewers to defect from Fox News. Fox says they aren't worried about the competition, but perhaps the rest of us should be. Newsmax's recent success shows that there is a growing appetite for disinformation and alternative facts in the post-Trump era.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content