Dennis Michael Lynch says he’s gotten the boot at NewsmaxTV — just as he predicted.
The conservative host and Donald Trump supporter told fans he was fired by the startup network Thursday, one day after he complained his bosses had kicked him off the air for being too outspoken.
“The program is finished,” he wrote on his website.
“Nobody likes to be terminated, and as an entrepreneur my entire life it’s the first time I’ve been on the receiving end of such a notification,” Lynch added.
Lynch, who hosted the program “Unfiltered,” said on the air this week that his bosses were trying to tamp down his hardcore pro-Trump message and were pushing him to do more packaged segments. They also disliked his support for deposed Fox News boss Roger Ailes, who exited the cable network last month after being sued for sex harassment by former host Gretchen Carlson, Lynch said.
Lynch told viewers Wednesday night that the episode would probably be his last. The show went dark, and he was gone when it returned.
Lynch said he plans to start his own network aimed at promoting the kind of viewpoints espoused by Trump.
“In the same way Donald Trump has forever changed the face of politics, I’d like to change the face of the media,” Lynch wrote. “Like Washington, DC, the media has lost its way, and it will take a bull in a china cabinet to get it fixed.” He may have a ways to go in terms of exposure, however: Lynch’s Twitter account had 7,675 followers as of Thursday.
In a statement, a Newsmax spokesman wrote: “Dennis Michael Lynch is no longer associated with Newsmax TV network. We wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.”
Newsmax, one of the largest political websites on the Internet, was founded by Christopher Ruddy, who was an early supporter of Trump’s presidential campaign.