Over the past year, Donald Trump has been upset about Fox News many times. Initially, the president mostly had problems with direct news anchors like Shep Smith or Chris Wallace. But after the network called for Joe Biden on election night Arizona, all hell broke loose.
While the likes of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are still defending the president, Trump doesn't show Fox the same level of loyalty. More and more the president asks his supporters to turn on OANN or Newsmax.
And Newsmax was more than ready to endorse many of Trump's biggest conspiracy theories. The network's CEO Chris Ruddy recently admitted that these claims are being made without evidence.
The comments came during an interview with Mehdi Hasan. Hasan inquired about a recent segment operated by Diamond and Silk that contained misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. The CEO replied, "We are not saying this is correct. In fact, we have gone to great lengths in our reporting to say that we – we have no evidence -"
Hasan interjected, "You're not saying your own shows are correct?" Ruddy replied:
“We went to great lengths to say that we have no evidence that the Dominion software has been tampered with in any way. We report what people are saying like the Trump campaign. We don't necessarily take it. You worked for MSNBC as a sister network to Peacock. "
Check out a clip of the following interview courtesy of Peacock and Media Matters:
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.