Newsmax continued its largely one-sided feud with Fox News on Thursday night time when host Grant Stinchfield speculated that longtime Fox star Lou Dobbs was benched by the community in an effort to disguise its shut ties and dealings with China.
“Fox News continues to disappoint conservatives across America. I want to know, why did Fox News can Lou Dobbs?” Stinchfield rhetorically requested Thursday night.
Dobbs’ long-running and highly-rated Fox Business present was abruptly canceled in early February, only a day after a voting software program firm named Dobbs and different Fox hosts in its $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit in opposition to the community. Dobbs, one in every of Fox’s loudest boosters of former President Donald Trump’s election denialism and voter fraud lies, has not appeared on any Fox programming since his present’s cancellation. The community, for its half, stated the present’s demise was due to “planned changes.”
Stinchfield, nevertheless, recommended that Dobbs’ hawkish perspective in direction of China and rabid assist for Trump’s overseas coverage stance is the true purpose why the ultra-conservative host is not on Fox airwaves.
“I have come to the conclusion Fox News no longer supports President Trump’s America first principles, which is why they couldn’t stand Lou Dobbs on their air,” he blared.
“Maybe Fox News banishing Dobbs from their network is more sinister,” Stinchfield continued. “Maybe it’s about China. The Murdochs’ investments and business ties to that rogue nation, maybe that’s what this is about.”
Laying out his concept, the primetime Newsmax host ultimately introduced up the truth that Murdoch’s third spouse—they’ve since divorced—is “a mainland Chinese,” including that “Murdoch’s own Wall Street Journal raised the question, could she be a Chinese spy?” and noting she’s “well-known for managing elite connections in China.”
Furthermore, he stated, it’s “well known the Murdochs have spent decades trying to capitalize off the Chinese media market.”
“Maybe, this is why Fox News could not tolerate Lou Dobbs doing this,” Stinchfield concluded, throwing to a montage of Dobbs trashing China.
This isn’t the primary time that Newsmax has tried to capitalize on Fox’s cancellation of Dobbs in an effort to enchantment to conservative viewers. Days after the pro-Trump Fox host’s benching, Newsmax anchor Rob Finnerty suggested Dobbs was dumped because he supported Trump whereas mocking Fox’s then struggling scores.
Openly embracing election denialism, the fledgling right-wing channel briefly saw its ratings skyrocket after the 2020 election because it overtly courted disgruntled Trump supporters indignant with Fox News acknowledging President Joe Biden’s victory. Following Biden’s inauguration, nevertheless, Newsmax has seen its ratings collapse, and Fox News insiders as soon as once more see the community as “a non-threat and essentially irrelevant.”