On Wednesday evening, Trump supporters watching the cable television channel Newsmax were shocked when anchor Bob Sellers repeatedly tried to silence MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell after he steered the conversation toward talk of election fraud and Smartmatic voting machines.
Lindell, a staunch conservative and longtime friend of Trump, had frequently made guest appearances on Newsmax to present incontrovertible evidence of election fraud, and until Wednesday had been given airtime to air grievances on behalf of Donald Trump.
On that show, however, Sellers stifled Lindell, saying, “Mike, you’re talking about machines. We at Newsmax have not been able to verify any of those kinds of allegation,” but Lindell redirected the topic back to vote rigging, which caused Sellers to storm off the set in a huff.
In all fairness to Newsmax, the company is expecting a surge of billion-dollar defamation lawsuits, which would exceed the network’s market capitalization value, relating to its coverage of rigged voting machines.
In addition to prepping for potential litigation, Newsmax has also come under fire by Biden’s Federal Communications Commission, Real Raw News has learned.
Since Newsmax operates on cable television, it falls under the FCC’s jurisdiction.
On 27 January, acting FCC chairperson Jessica Rosenworcel sent Newsmax CEO Christopher Rudy a cease-and-desist letter instructing him to at once terminate “any and all” coverage of election fraud in matters involving claims of compromised voting machines. In the letter, Rosenworcel wrote that Trump’s people had had their days in court, over sixty of them, in fact, and were resoundingly defeated on each occasion. A free and fair election, Rosenworcel went on, unequivocally proved that Biden had the overwhelming support of the American population. Reporting anything to the contrary, she added, was libelous.
In clear terms the letter spelled out punitive measures the FCC intended to impose on Newsmax, including a whopping $50,000 fine for each future instance Newsmax or its hosts make “false and libelous” comments about Smartmatic/Dominion voting systems. Further, Rosenworcel threatened to “pull the plug” unless Christopher Rudy quickly addressed all compliance issues.
It is the opinion of RRN that neither the FCC nor President Biden have authority to squelch broadcasters on any medium. The FCC’s website reads: “The FCC is prohibited by law from engaging in censorship or infringing on First Amendment rights of the press. It is, however, illegal for broadcasters to intentionally distort the news, and the FCC may act on complaints if there is documented evidence of such behavior from persons with direct personal knowledge.”
RRN will continue investigating this story.
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