Newsmax TV vs. FNC?
Mediaite’s Josh Feldman writes about some strangeness taking place on Newsmax TV…
Newsmax host Dennis Michael Lynch went off-script tonight and declared tonight, “This will be, odds are, my last night.”
Lynch hosts the program Unfiltered, and tonight he took a moment to speak from the heart and recall the words of a mother of a 9/11 first responder about how he’s the kind of man “who puts his money where his mouth is.”
He revealed to viewers that in “fighting for Trump” on the air, he has “been restricted” in that message and was recently informed he “will no longer have editorial discretion on my own.”
What bothered him most of all was that the network was pushing “pre-made packages” on his show. He said last night he saw one that “tried to slam Fox News for the unfortunate things that are taking place over there right now.”
Newsmax, being a conservative channel, is a competitor to Fox, but Lynch was outraged that they would be running news on the Roger Ailes allegations when “they’re the only other guy in the room trying to fight for the same thing I am.”
And then Newsmax TV took him off the air. That this thing degenerated to this level where the host comes on the air and torches his employer underscores just how not ready for primetime Newsmax TV is. Professional networks just don’t have this problem.
See what I mean?