Newsmax is rapidly gaining a reputation amongst news programs as a far-right hub of misinformation. The network is even farther right than Fox News—which Trump supporters have all but abandoned due to their refusal to validate Trump's unsubstantiated efforts to undermine the results of the 2020 election.
However, even Newsmax was forced to be more on top of their content as of late. They face potential lawsuits due to their reporting Trump and the GOP's conspiracy theories and outright lies about voting machines.
The voting machine companies targeted by those lies are making it clear they intend to fight back.
It was because this threat of financial liability that Newsmax was forced to cut off MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell as he began to spout conspiracy theories again devoid of evidence on air.
Fellow Trump supporter and Newsmax host Sebastian Gorka cut Lindell off.
Host Seb Gorka cuts MyPillow guy Mike Lindell short after Lindell starts to push conspiracy theories about voting m… https://t.co/niro9YqZHb— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1608598304.0
As Lindell attempted to launch into bogus voting machine claims, Gorka swiftly interjected.
"I don't want to get into the minutia."
@atrupar Dominion and others need to sue the pillow guy directly along with others who libel those companies without any evidence.— Jim Kotowski (@Jim Kotowski)1608599032.0
@atrupar Gotta keep the chump's revenue stream https://t.co/dl7Two7kFp— Kelley (@Kelley)1608652019.0
@atrupar Given that Newsmax was pushing those conspiracy theories for weeks on end, today's disclaimer/repudiation… https://t.co/2P8bYi5NAZ— lawhawk #maskingforafriend (@lawhawk #maskingforafriend)1608600522.0
@atrupar This episode of The Lying Liars Club is lit. 🔥 https://t.co/aCNNRiG278— Kim Sherrell (@Kim Sherrell)1608599299.0
@atrupar @sqirlgirly They have to be careful on which subjects to lie about.— Bruno Amato (@Bruno Amato)1608611077.0
Trump's lawyers have attempted to overturn the election results several times with no success.
In response to his wide gamut of losses, Trump accused everybody from Tucker Carlson to Amy Coney Barrett of being members of some "Deep State"—a wide network of conspirators who are in Trump's and his supporters' minds working illegally to secure the defeat of Donald Trump.
As opposed to over 7 million people from across the United States voting for President-elect Joe Biden.
@atrupar “It’s about courage,” he said, scrambling as quickly as he could away from legal danger.— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1608598444.0
@atrupar @Acyn Ironic how the MAGA crowd has an aneurysm about Dr. Jill Biden being referred to as "Doctor", but no… https://t.co/7mfGfKUGNA— Gordon Titcomb (@Gordon Titcomb)1608599005.0
@atrupar @JoJoFromJerz Newsmax/Fox publicly and loudly walking back their previous attacks on Dominion and Smartma… https://t.co/Egj3R3ewyl— Michael Strawn (@Michael Strawn)1608642963.0
@atrupar Mike Mike Mike, we're not going to get into the minutiae of the details, like how we've been spreading lie… https://t.co/eibZInHNa6— confuseacat (@confuseacat)1608652407.0
@atrupar Details don't matter. Courage to overturn the will of the people is what matters to these guys. UnAmerican… https://t.co/GFf6UBDhfn— Chuck_OOO 🇺🇸 💻🐕🏈🌎🖖😷 (@Chuck_OOO 🇺🇸 💻🐕🏈🌎🖖😷)1608643512.0
As Biden's inauguration and the end of Trump's shield from criminal prosecution draws closer, Trump has employed more and more strategies to try and overturn the results.
Fortunately, without any evidence of voter fraud at all, none of these strategies have worked. More and more people have been eliminated from Trump's core team as he continued to blame his own downfall on others around him.
It seems lawsuits and indictments at the state level are likely awaiting Trump as he leaves office.
@atrupar Gorka trying to avoid a lawsuit... Donimica needs to sue all these guys, put the evidence in the court of… https://t.co/F0AjRXdAEZ— Character Matters!🗽 🗣 ✊🏾 💙 (@Character Matters!🗽 🗣 ✊🏾 💙)1608649868.0
@atrupar Sue all of them! Let’s see how tough they talk when faced with subpoenas to testify and back up their clai… https://t.co/Ppop0kYKXt— Pauly Walnuts (@Pauly Walnuts)1608605706.0
@atrupar "Mike, my lawyers are saying our network is hemmoraging cash,, dead broke, and we can't afford to pay out… https://t.co/lb0EgWP5d3— ⚡Sid Gillman's Angry Corpse⚡ (@⚡Sid Gillman's Angry Corpse⚡)1608614172.0
@atrupar Here's a solution @newsmax, stop giving airtime to people you know will say things without basis in realit… https://t.co/qnxi3PnyHQ— Trevor Walter-Hughes (@Trevor Walter-Hughes)1608602206.0
@atrupar “This show is about courage” as, out of fear, he won’t let a guest talk about an issue he’s been pushing for weeks. 🙄— Matt Archbold (@Matt Archbold)1608656205.0
Hopefully in a post-Trump era, media like Newsmax will be held accountable for spreading lies and conspiracy theories.
While people may find the lies blowing up in Trump's and his supporters' faces, there are real world consequences for the people and companies they target.