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Signs Point to Newsmax Overtaking FOX News in Conservative Viewership

Last week, Newsmax overtook Breitbart to become the most visited right-leaning news site and TV ratings for the channel have surged following the election.

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Fox News has led cable ratings for nearly 20 years, but that could be changing following a disappointing 2020 presidential election for Trump supporters. Newsmax, which is owned by Chris Ruddy, told Axios that “the walls have been breached” referring to the exodus of viewers from his top competitor.

Last week, Newsmax overtook Breitbart to become the most visited right-leaning news site and TV ratings for the channel have surged following the election. “It felt like it was an earthquake on election night,” Ruddy said.

Host Greg Kelly has recently drawn as many as 1 million viewers a night — as President Trump continues to urge followers to abandon Fox News. President Trump continues to tweet support for alternatives to Fox. “Many great alternatives are forming & exist. Try @OANN & @newsmax, among others!”

Chris Ruddy who founded Newsmax in 1998, and took his channel to cable in 2015, told Axios that a flood of defections followed Fox News’ early decision to call Arizona (accurately) for President-elect Biden, which infuriated Trump.

Fox News is now deploying the slogan “Standing Up For What’s Right” in prime-time chyrons.

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Trevor Noah Selected to Host 2021 Grammy Awards

Noah was also nominated for Best Comedy Album at this year’s Grammys but lost out to Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones.

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Grammy Awards on Jan. 3, . The Recording Academy and CBS revealed the news Tuesday. This marks Noah’s Grammy-hosting debut.

“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” Trevor said in a statement.

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart emceed the awards show back in 2001 and 2002. Singer Alicia Keys hosted the last two ceremonies. 

Noah was also nominated for Best Comedy Album at this year’s Grammys but lost out to Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones.

The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Legendary Director Duke Struck Recently Passed Away

Struck started directing The NFL Today in the early 1970’s and left to pursue other ventures. He returned to produce the show in 1980 and stayed for more than a decade. He also directed more than 800 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Emmy award-winning director Duke Struck suffered a respiratory failure in a Florida hospital and passed away last month, he was 82. Struck directed parts of The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe NFL TodayGood Morning America.

Struck started directing The NFL Today in the early 1970’s and left to pursue other ventures. He returned to produce the show in 1980 and stayed for more than a decade. He also directed more than 800 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Struck was raised in Fairfax County, Virginia. His father was in the business as a stagehand for the TV variety program The Jimmy Dean Show. Struck, who also worked on the Dean show, graduated with a degree in English from American University in Washington.

“He won 14 Emmys. He went on the campaign trail and met 5 presidents,” said Struck’s daughter Sydney. “His life was nothing short of wild. My mom coaxed him for years to write a book about his life, but his reply was always that he did not want to “kiss and tell”.

He is survived by his wife and daughter, Sydney.

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Laura Ingraham Admits President Trump Lost the 2020 Election

“In what was perhaps the most consequential tweet sent since election day, President Trump gave the go-ahead for the transition,” Ingraham said. “And as unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight.”

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Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham repeatedly claimed to the 2020 election was rigged.

However, as days go by, there’s no substantial evidence to their claim, which is why Ingraham is coming to terms with the reality that President Trump lost the election to Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden on her show “The Ingraham Angle.”

“In what was perhaps the most consequential tweet sent since election day, President Trump gave the go-ahead for the transition,” Ingraham said. “And as unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight.”

“Now, legal challenges continue in a number of states. Serious questions about vote counting, poll watcher access are outstanding. But unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and frankly unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th.”

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