Newsmax’s brawl with satellite cable provider DirecTV has spilled over onto K Street.
The conservative news channel, which disappeared from DirecTV’s airwaves in January amid a dispute over fees paid to carriers, has enlisted former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and longtime GOP aide Tommy Andrews of Squire Patton Boggs to escalate its fight in Washington, according to newly filed lobbying disclosures.
Kingston and Andrews, a former aide to ex-House Speakers Paul Ryan and John Boehner and former President Donald Trump, will lobby specifically on the spat with DirecTV, as well as general “conservative censorship,” according to the lobbying filing.
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Free speech in republican land is using government to force businesses to carry your lies. Here’s an idea. Try telling the truth.
Newsmax taps ex-congressman Jack Kingston to help in its brawl with DirecTV https://t.co/XnkUa2A34R via @politico
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