Tag Archives: Chris Ruddy

Newsmax CEO Condemns Florida Defamation Bill

The Daily Beast reports: Newsmax has joined the legions of conservative media outlets and figures who have trashed a pair of Florida GOP bills that ostensibly aim to curb so-called “liberal media” by loosening the definition of defamation. “Newsmax strongly opposes both bills and any proposed law that makes it easy to sue media companies,” Chris Ruddy, Newsmax’s CEO, said …

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REPORT: Viewership For Cultist Newsmax Is Cratering

The Daily Beast reports: After reaching its monthly peak of 298,000 primetime viewers in August, Newsmax saw a gradual decline to a nightly audience of 202,000 through the first three weeks of December. In the demo, Newsmax’s primetime viewership fell to just 11,000 viewers this month, down 31 percent compared to last month’s, which was already down 45 percent from …

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Dominion Wins Access To Newsmax’s Text Messages

NBC News reports: Dominion Voting Systems is entitled to review personal communications and text messages of Newsmax Media journalists in its defamation suit against the conservative media company, a Delaware judge ruled last week. The ruling is a blow to Newsmax, which successfully avoided such a mandate in a similar case and sought to allow its employees to voluntarily offer …

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Newsmax Told Ramaswamy To Pay For More Coverage

Semafor reports: If Vivek Ramaswamy wants to appear on Newsmax, he should pay to do it. That was the message that network chief Chris Ruddy delivered to the Republican presidential candidate during a private call earlier this summer, according to two people to whom the candidate described the conversation. Ramaswamy had complained that the right-leaning network was sticking him in …

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“Canceled” Newsmax Signs Deal To Return To DirecTV

CNBC reports: DirecTV said Wednesday it reached a deal with Newsmax Media to once again carry the right wing network in its satellite-TV and streaming packages. DirecTV had not carried Newsmax on its services since late January, when carriage negotiations broke down between the two companies. Newsmax had earlier alleged at the core of the dispute was “political discrimination,” with …

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Newsmax CEO: Dropping Us Is An Attack On Jesus

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 …

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Newsmax CEO Hails Biden On Coronavirus Response

The Hill reports: Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy penned an editorial on the conservative network’s website on Tuesday praising President Biden for how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic and urging Americans to get vaccinated against the virus. “Six months into his administration, President Joe Biden should be applauded for making a huge dent in the COVID pandemic,” Ruddy wrote. “He …

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Cultist Network Newsmax Seeing Ratings Collapse

The Daily Beast reports: For Newsmax, it looks like midnight is approaching, and the upstart TV channel is in danger of turning back into a pumpkin. The pro-Trump cable news network—which barely registered in Nielsen ratings for the first six years after its chief executive and majority owner, Chris Ruddy, launched it in May 2014—prompted massive media attention for seemingly …

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Newsmax Plans Expansion Amid Anti-Fox News Furor

Reuters reports: Newsmas plans to hire more staff in the United States and London, debut a new primetime host and add more weekend programming to capitalize on post-election gains and some viewers’ discontent with Rupert Murdoch’s longtime ratings king Fox News. Aided by shout-outs from Trump on Twitter, Newsmax’s weekly primetime viewership has jumped 68% since the U.S. presidential election …

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Newsmax CEO Defends Spreading Fake News: We Are Just “Reporting On What People Are Saying” [VIDEO]

“There’s a lot of opinion hosts, and they have all sorts of things that I don’t subscribe to. I do believe in free discourse, I believe in people having their opinion. “We’re not saying that that is accurate. In fact, we’ve gone out of our way in our news reporting to say we have no evidence. “We have gone out …

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