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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Newsmax Continued To Push Outrage Even As Trump's Arrest Prediction Failed To Happen
Topic: Newsmax

Newsmax made hay out Donald Trump's erroneous claim of imminent arrest, cranking out dozens of outrage-filled articles even though that prediction never came true on the day he predicted. And Newsmax was not about to let Trump's failed prediction get in the way of generating more outrage articles on his behalf. Even on the weekend of March 25 and 26:

Over the following couple of days, Newsmax outrage/pro-Trump pandering slowed down:

By March 29, the flip-flop was complete, with pro-Trump talking heads arguing that Bragg had no case against Trump after all:

When Bragg's grand jury announced that day a previously scheduled break for a few weeks, Newsmax seemed quite pleased. An article by Solange Reyner and Eric Mack hyped the development, which was followed by a Trump-focused article by Peter Malbin:

Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Wednesday to praise a Manhattan grand jury that is examining his alleged role in a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The Manhattan grand jury is not expected to hear evidence in the case for the next month largely due to a previously scheduled hiatus, Politico reported Wednesday.

"I have gained such respect for this grand jury and perhaps even the grand jury system as a whole," Trump wrote in all caps. "The evidence is so overwhelming in my favor & so ridiculously bad for the highly partisan & hateful district attorney that the grand jury is saying, Hold on, we are not a rubber stamp, which most grand juries are branded as being, we are not going to vote against a preponderance of evidence or against large numbers of legal scholars all saying, there is no case here. Drop this sick witch hunt, now!"

That sudden respect for the grand jury didn't last long -- the next day, it was revealed that Trump would be indicted. Unsurprisingly, Newsmax reacted by ramping up the outrage machine. More soon.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:31 PM EDT

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