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A friend of President Trump, who also heads a rival conservative news outlet, said it was "bizarre" that Fox News decided to become so closely aligned with the president.
“Newsmax is very supportive of the president, but we also will publish things that are critical of him time to time,” Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a noted longtime pal of Trump, told Politico.
“Fox seems to have decided to become very closely aligned, which seems unnatural, and it doesn’t seem consistent."
He added: “It’s just bizarre, and I think they lose their credibility as a news organization."
A report earlier this month said Newsmax TV was in talks with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly for a show on the network.