CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

Newsmax and OAN operate much smaller businesses than MSNBC, Fox News or CNN, but in the days following the election have benefited by refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden is the president-elect and that Trump’s term will come to an end on January 20.

Speculation has swirled for months that Trump and his family might work with one of these outlets to create a news rival that might vie for viewers of Fox News Channel.

But Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, told Variety earlier this week that Newsmax would never become ‘Trump TV,’” noting that, “We have always seen ourselves as an independent news agency, and we want to continue with that mission.” He said he was open to the prospect of giving Trump a weekly TV program.