TV Answer Man, DIRECTV needs to bring back Newsmax! We love that channel because it provides the news WE believe in. Do you know how we can still watch it without paying extra money? I don’t want to have to subscribe to another TV service. — Teresa, Port Republic, Maryland.
Terry, DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream and U-verse all lost Newsmax last night when the companies could not reach a new carriage agreement. Newsmax claims that DIRECTV is exhibiting liberal bias, but the TV provider says the conservative news channel is simply asking for too much money to carry it. (You can read more about the dispute here.)
Regardless of who’s right, there are ways to continue watching Newsmax without subscribing to a different pay TV service.
Newsmax is available for free on the following streaming devices/services:
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Amazon Fire TV
You can also download the Newsmax app on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone) and Android smartphones.
If you are interested in switching TV services, Newsmax is still available on other cable and satellite providers. Here’s a list.
Teresa, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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The dumb… it burns…..
Back in 2005 Stephen Colbert, via The Colbert Report, gave us the opportunity to engage the word “truthiness”. It is the working theme of most right-wing-conservative news organizations, internet sites, YouTube channels and streaming entities. The meaning of the word can be found here: real.mgzcom.net
Newsmax, OAN, Fox News, and the like, have gone full tilt with the Truthiness concept. Facts are not needed. The desired outcome is to get as many eyes watching as possible so that advertisers will come with wallets open. A handful of them have to deal with billion dollar lawsuits because of it.
As the late great philosopher and comedian George Carlin once said, “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
He stole/revised that from Robert A Heinlein. “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” But you nailed it. I am so so so glad Rupert Murdoch was deposed twice. Hannity, Carlson, Pirro, they all admitted in testimony that they knew there was no significant election fraud. Traitors, all of them. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/robert_a_heinlein_137026
Yet you omit the lies that CNN, MSNBC, and all the major liberal news outlets told us for years about Russian collusion. Or how Trump is guilty of illegally having classified documents but Biden isn’t guilty of anything when found with classified documents. That is why liberals who complain about Fox News have no credibility at all. The liberal news channels are guilty ten fold over everything you say about Fox News.
Good for Direct-TV. Paying anything for this faux news, focused on watchers with a 6th grade education. Journalistic integrity does not exist in this toilet bowl of a channel. As a DTV-Stream sub I congratulate them on their position. They might lose 5 viewers.
We subscribed to Dtv because of their programming. My main concern is losing the local fox networks, but now newsmax. How much programming must we lose before it becomes breach of contract?
Careful ya might Dunning-Kruger yourself to death.
Where is George Santos when you really need him? Why doesn’t he have a show on Newsmax? BTW, Fox News, Newsmax, OAN and others like them still have side channels available on free streaming Live TV services (i.e. Roku Live TV, Plex, Pluto TV, Xumo Play and others). This means you can still get a generic form of Truthiness if you so desire.
Very few people watch this network. Newsmax is currently the 70th most popular channel on TV, watched by a total number of 113,000 people (down -20% from last week) during primetime, as of the average weekly audience measurement for the period ending January 22, 2023.
In response to Eric H: Yes, CNN, MSNBC, YT and others like them are just as responsible for the misinformation that is perpetuated in the media. The point I was making is the the right wing media is more blatant with their fantasies (i.e. election fraud, stolen election, 60 lawsuits presented with no evidence thus dismissed, Qanon). In the 80’s Bill Moyers, a respected journalist, put out a piece called “Free Speech for Sale” where he exposed the cozy relationship between the big networks, government and Wall Street. It led to Citizens United and our current form of government, Corporatocracy. The news media is longer in the business of information but rather entertainment. Hence, they will on occasion stretch or ignore the truth, or outright lie, in order to sell your eyeballs to advertisers. Quoting sir George of Carlin, “Teach your kids to question everything.” Couldn’t agree more.
CNN and MSNBC are definitely biased towards the corporate world but still have some good programming. They shield us from the true story on who is bought but we don’t get the blatant outright lies as on the Reich Wing fascist networks.
No argument here. As a trained journalist I certainly applaud the free press. But you are correct. Fox, NewsMax etc are not free press. They feed on uneducated MAGA’s and promote liars, cheats and demogogues.
“Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world — it’s true! — but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged — but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me — it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are — nuclear is so powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right, who would have thought? — but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners — now it used to be three, now it’s four — but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years — but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us, this is horrible.” (And this driveling idiot won an election, go figure!)
Clearly a stabile genius. Or is that the rear end of a stable genius.