The Christian Post reports:
Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy told The Christian Post that DirecTV is “angry” simply because the Florida-based Newsmax is seeking a very “modest” fee of about a dollar per subscriber. For Ruddy, it’s a clear-cut example of political censorship for a network that’s frequently touted by the likes of former President Donald Trump and potential 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis.
“The targeting is based on people with conservative political views,” he said. “Traditional Christians have traditional values, they’re viewed as conservative-oriented.” Identifying himself as a “believing Christian,” Ruddy said Newsmax is considered the most faith-friendly cable channel out there. “We make a very clear effort to make what happens in Christianity, and society, religious freedom to be very important to Newsmax,” he said.
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The Conservative Party of New York has issued a statement criticizing DirecTV parent company AT&T after the distributor dropped NEWSMAX from its network lineup. https://t.co/dFH4XiSqLN
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Rep. Eric Burlison compares DirecTV dropping Newsmax to the Holocaust pic.twitter.com/XsyefbbRTr
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 1, 2023