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Newsmax host grooves to MyPillow Guy after storming out of the Trainwreck interview
NewsmaxWell, that was quick. One day after the storm from his interview with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell after the Trump-boosting pillow seller continued to promote baseless conspiracies from voting machines, Newsmax anchor Bob Sellers apologized to Lindell and Newsmax viewers Wednesday afternoon. During an off-the-rail segment on Tuesday afternoon, Lindell, facing a possible lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems on false fraud allegations, continued to rail against Dominion, insisting that he had “100 percent evidence” of “voting fraud” with them Dominion Machines “. Given that Newsmax has also been investigating Dominion’s pending litigation and has already forced its hosts to read an on-air fact check exposing the network’s claims of fake voting machines, Sellers was brought in to a dangerous situation. Repeatedly cutting off Lindell and even turning the MyPillow guy’s microphone down, Sellers read a prepared statement that Newsmax accepted the pre-presidential election results before asking producers to stop Lindell: “Can I ask our producers – can we get out of here, please ? ” Salespeople begged as Lindell kept screaming, eventually getting up from his seat and literally dropping the interview. The moment that immediately went viral on social media was loudly condemned by the virulently pro-Trump Newsmax audience. Many of the network’s viewers took to Twitter to say they would no longer watch Newsmax while demanding that sellers be laid off. Fringe-right websites and commentators, meanwhile, alleged that the censorship of the Lindell.Newsmax host, who stormed out of the Mike Lindell interview, made Newsmax “cancel culture”: “There’s no question I did End of the interview could have treated differently, “Add”[Lindell] will continue to be an important guest on Newsmax “pic.twitter.com/83Hc2NydO1 – Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) February 3, 2021 It seems that Sellers and Newsmax have agreed.” If you saw the American agenda yesterday, you might have seen something extraordinary happening during an interview with Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, “said the Newsmax host on Wednesday afternoon.” Mike is a friend of this network and we should make the decision Canceling Twitter, banning him, and discussing the effects of culture in his business. “After realizing the network’s admiration for one of its biggest sponsors, Sellers blamed himself for the“ confusion ”that arose during the interview.” Mike thought we should talk about voting fraud in the recent election. It’s a topic we’ve covered extensively through Newsmax, “Sellers explained.” I was frustrated that we couldn’t focus on the current, very pressing issue of free speech and break the culture, and in hindsight there is one thing no question about it that I could have treated the end of the interview differently. ““ At Newsmax, we look for all aspects. Mike went back to Newsmax last night with Rob Schmitt on his show to continue the conversation about the abandonment culture and social media censorship, ”the Newsmax host continued. “Mike also made it clear that he thinks Newsmax is ‘great’ – his words – and I can tell you he will continue to be an important guest at Newsmax.” Sellers ended his apology by telling his viewers they are “going to enjoy what Mike had” to say it last night “before broadcasting Schmitt’s entire interview with the MyPillow CEO, which focused on Lindell’s recent Twitter ban . Read more at The Daily Beast. Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.