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Trump Allies Looking to Invest in Newsmax

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President Trump has recently made it known that he’s not very pleased with Fox News, a network that the president would often call into to talk to the American people. However, Trump has stated that they have forgotten their “golden goose” and is looking towards developing his new media.

As President Trump is counting his time until he departs from The White House, his next venture will likely be building up a conservative media outlet called Newsmax to compete with Fox News.

Furthermore, Allies of the president are looking to invest in his network. The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump’s allies have explored options to compete with Fox News for the last two years.

Hicks Equity Partners, a private-equity firm with connections to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, have been in discussions in recent months with the media company about investing in Newsmax, the WSJ also reports.

Nonetheless, Newsmax Media Chief Executive Chris Ruddy denies any report of Trump allies looking to invest in the news media outlet.

“Newsmax never had any deal with the Hicks group, and if it’s true they were using our name for the purposes of capital fundraising, that is wholly inappropriate,” Ruddy said.

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Joe Scarborough: Brian Kilmeade, GOP Pushing Harmful Rhetoric of IRS Agents

“These lies have been spread by Chuck Grassley. By Kevin McCarthy. By top news hosts at Fox News. This is not Infowars. This is mainstream, pro-Trump rhetoric.”

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MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough went on a scathing rant Friday morning, claiming Fox News hosts are, in conjunction with top Republicans, pushing dangerous rhetoric about the Internal Revenue Service’s desire to hire 87,000 new agents.

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, who Scarborough never mentioned by name, last week said during The Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox News Radio an IRS job posting’s insistence that some duties including carrying a firearm and willingness to “use deadly force, if necessary” meant agents would “hunt down and kill middle-class taxpayers that don’t pay enough” calling it “Joe Biden’s new army”.

Scarborough noted Kilmeade’s comments by saying “These are the lies that have been spread not by — this is what’s so disturbing– not by back benchers. These lies have been spread by Chuck Grassley. By Kevin McCarthy. By top news hosts at Fox News. This is not Infowars. This is mainstream, pro-Trump rhetoric. And they are deliberately trying to get Americans to a position of where they’ll do harm to IRS agents.”

Scarborough later reiterated his point by bringing up Kilmeade’s comments once again. It’s the second time this week Scarborough has tangled with a Fox News host, after Tucker Carlson claimed the MSNBC host was “above the law” after the 2001 death of a staffer in his Florida congressional office.

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Tiffany Cross: A Civil War in the U.S. is Here

Cross blamed right-wing ming pointed to the response from some conservatives who have responded with anger after last week’s FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.

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While filling in as a guest host on “The ReidOut,” MSNBC host Tiffany Cross stated on Thursday the United States is already in a “civil war.”

Cross blamed right-wing ming pointed to the response from some conservatives who have responded with anger after last week’s FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.

“It’s not really rhetoric that we can deal with. I mean, you have millions of people turning into a propaganda network every night,” Cross said, referencing Fox News, per Mediaite

“And then, as if that were not bad enough, that’s an extremist network itself; you have these fringe popup outlets from OAN to Newsmax.”

Furthermore, Cross stated that some believe a Civil War is coming again to the U.S., but the host says it’s already here. 

“People keep saying a civil war is coming,” Cross added. “I would say a civil war is here. And I don’t mean to be hyperbolic. We can look at what has happened in the past week alone since all this has happened.”

“We’ve had two people tried to declare war with FBI field offices. I don’t think at this point we’re all gonna go home and pack up our bags and go home and sing ‘Kumbaya.’”

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The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper to Host Six-Part Podcast

In a press release obtained by Barret News Media, “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy” will join “The Daily Show’s” catalog of podcasts. 

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“The Daily Show” is launching a six-part podcast series featuring their correspondent Jordan Klepper. 

In a press release obtained by Barret News Media, “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy” will join “The Daily Show’s” catalog of podcasts. 

“Jordan Klepper encounters some of the more imaginative, conspiratorial minds America has to offer,” the statement said. 

“In this six-episode limited podcast series, Jordan steps off the trail to dig deep into some of the wildest theories he’s heard and trace their origins with journalists, experts, and anyone who might have a lead on when JFK Jr. is coming back.”

The Comedy Central program’s audio library already includes Hold Up, hosted by correspondent Dulcé Sloan and writer Josh Johnson, and Beyond the Scenes, hosted by Roy Wood Jr., which just began its second season this month.

Klepper’s new podcast doesn’t have a debut date but will be dropping this fall across all major podcast platforms and be produced in partnership with iHeartMedia. 

Last year’s Jordan Klepper “Fingers The Pulse – Into The MAGAverse” is the highest-rated and most-watched Daily Show special on YouTube to date. 

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