The former Trump ally has been cut off by members of the ex-president’s inner circle, and right-wing media channels like Fox News, so, naturally, he’s looking to build his own media conglomerate. Dubbed “Frank Speech,” the web-based live-streaming platform features Lindell and co-host Brannon Howse shouting about voter fraud and vaccine mandates at all hours of the day and bills itself as a direct competitor to Newsmax, another far-right propaganda network that Lindell used to be on good terms with. And now, Lindell is taking his apparent feud with Newsmax — who stopped featuring him on their network after being hit with a $1.3 billion defamation suit from Dominion Voting Systems — to the next level by hiring former Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson.
Robinson was terminated by Newsmax late last year after shooting off some bizarre tweets linking the Covid-19 vaccines to satanic tracking devices. According to her, the vaccines contained a bioluminescent enzyme called Luciferase that allowed the government to track recipients. Robinson claimed that the name of the enzyme was a reference to Satan and signaled the end times.
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— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 2, 2021
Of course, none of this was true — the enzyme was only used in researching the effectiveness of the vaccines in a lab setting and is not in any current COVID-19 vaccine on the market — but it’s just the latest in the TV personality’s string of fear-mongering tactics, which might be why Lindell was so quick to scoop her up.
“We are building a great TV network and she is a great host!” Lindell told The Daily Beast.
While we doubt Lindell’s new live-streaming channel will pose any kind of real threat to Newsmax’s ratings, it’s nice to see a safe space being built for people who totally ignored science class.
(Via The Daily Beast)