Before a House hearing Wednesday on “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media,” Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy wrote a letter responding to “disinformation” and “deliberately misleading” allegations by committee members.
“I want to respectfully address some disinformation circulated by members of this committee in a recent letter to pay-TV operators and streaming technology companies,” Ruddy wrote to the chairs and ranking members of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. “Newsmax never called the breach of the Capitol ‘a sort of romantic idea.'”
Ruddy was referencing the letter from Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., released Monday. That letter targeted conservative-leaning outlets such as Newsmax, Fox News, and OANN, and claimed, “As a violent mob was breaching the doors of the Capitol, Newsmax’s coverage called the scene a ‘sort of a romantic idea.'”
But the comment was made by a Newsmax guest and not a host, Ruddy’s letter noted.
“The claim was made on Newsmax by a Touro College law professor and prominent liberal, Thane Rosenbaum, who was describing the rally before any violence or illegal activity had taken place at the Capitol,” Ruddy wrote.
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