Newsmax Dropped From DIRECTV; CEO Says Because Of Bias Against Conservatives

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Newsmax, the 4th highest-rated cable news channel in the United States, was recently dropped from DIRECTV.  Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said, “We were targeted because we’re conservatives…they wanted to remove conservative viewpoints and close them down.”  DIRECTV claims the cancellation was due to Newsmax’s demands for increasing rates.  Ruddy explains, “There are 22 liberal news channels that DIRECTV still continues to carry on their system.  All of those channels get fees more than Newsmax was asking and most of the channels have much lower ratings.” GOP Senators have sent a letter to DIRECTV parent AT&T demanding answers.