Leftwing Media Try to Block OANN from White House Briefing Room


People who love the Founding Fathers’ America should seek to get their news info from sources that have their interests in mind. ALL the networks of the Mainstream Media (MSM) DO NOT have your best interests in mind or to heart for that matter. Sadly and increasingly that includes the Fox News Network which has been slowly sliding into the Left-Wing tank. (I suspect the Conservative remnants on Fox will ultimately lose their jobs for one bogus reason or another.)

 

One media source just might be the One America Now Network (I’ve seen abbreviated both as OANN and OAN). I’ve known about OANN for quite a while. The incident that increased that network’s bona fides for me is the effort of the Leftist managed White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) attempt to bar OANN White House Correspondent Chanel Rion from White House pressers. The MSM networks have been vilifying OANN as Right-Wing conspiracists AS IF Left-Wing MSM conspiracy lies should be watched, listened and read as valid!

 

Chanel Rion – OANN

 

With my thoughts in mind, below is a FrontPageMag article that enlightens on OANN and the attempt to bar Chanel Rion.

 

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Leftwing Media Try to Block OANN from White House Briefing Room

Threatened by conservative media outlet’s growing clout.

 

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By Joseph Klein

Apr 6, 2020

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One America News Network (OANN) is a conservative TV network that was formally launched on July 4, 2013 at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). OANN is owned by Herring Networks, Inc., a family run business. Robert Herring Sr. is the founder and CEO. The network’s president is his son, Charles Herring. OANN and Newsmax TV have served admirably as alternative conservative voices on cable TV. Before the launch of both these networks, Fox News stood alone to counter the prevailing leftist sources for TV news and political discussion.

 

OANN is carried by DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink PRISM, Frontier Communications, and GCI, as well as by numerous local and regional distributors. However, OANN could be reaching many more households if some major cable distributors carrying its competitors’ programming would agree to distribute OANN as well. Charles Herring told me that he believed some cable companies were engaging for political reasons in “viewpoint discrimination.” Democracy suffers, he argued, as a result of such efforts to suppress diverse programming voices.

 

OANN has most recently been the victim of blatant viewpoint discrimination at the hands of the leftwing White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), which arbitrarily voted on April 1st to bar OANN’s White House correspondent Chanel Rion from the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefings. Her “sin” was asking President Trump a question that hit too close to home, after various White House correspondents had used the race card against President Trump for calling the virus that originated in China the “Chinese virus.” At the March 19th briefing, after introducing the concern that “major left-wing media, even in this room, have teamed up with Chinese communist party narratives,” Rion asked President Trump to comment. “It amazes me when I read the things that I read,” President Trump replied.

 

The leftwing media retaliated against OANN’s White House correspondent for speaking truth to power. First, an anonymous note was left on Rion’s desk asking her whether she thought her question was helpful in halting the spread of the coronavirus. Three days later, the White House Correspondents Association mandated that the seat assigned to OANN since 2017, which for years was shared by only one other news organization, now accommodate five networks, including Al Jazeera. OANN’s seat was singled out for such treatment. On March 23rd,  OANN was placed in the “supplemental Seat Rotation,” a shared seat with a total of 10 media outlets. OANN for all intents and purposes lost any reasonable opportunity to participate in the briefings as a result of the WHCA’s discriminatory edict. When OANN managed to secure an invitation from the White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham for Rion to stand in the back of the briefing room, the White House Correspondents Association dropped the hammer and sought to close the briefing room door to OANN altogether.

 

CNN’s Trump-hating Jim Acosta and Oliver Darcy reported that the White House Correspondents Association voted on April 1 to “remove One America News, a small right-wing media organization, from the rotation for a seat in the briefing room.” They went on to rationalize this outrageous action by claiming that the “decision was made after a fringe personality for the far-right media outlet, Chanel Rion, continued to attend the briefings, in defiance of the WHCA’s new rules limiting the number of journalists in the room.” Charles Herring has confirmed that OANN’s White House correspondent was present as “an invited guest to the President’s briefings by Stephanie Grisham, White House Press Secretary.” Chanel Rion stood apart towards the back of the room to adequately address any social distancing issues. “The WHCA organization members were aware that Ms. Rion was extended an invitation by Stephanie Grisham but took retaliatory action anyway,” Charles Herring said.

 

The briefing room is on the White House premises, which belongs to the people and not to the White House Correspondents Association. Yet the White House Correspondents Association tried to flex its muscles to keep Rion, an accredited journalist, out of the White House briefing room. It didn’t work. Rion communicated with Stephanie Grisham and received another invitation to attend the April 2nd White House press briefing. Rion not only appeared at the briefing. President Trump called on her for a question, which disturbed the lamestream media no end. “Trump makes sure to take a question from OAN staffer Chanel Rion even though she was banished from the White House Correspondents’ Association for attending briefings she wasn’t supposed to be at,” leftwing Vox reporter Aaron Rupar tweeted.

 

If capacity problems exist because of social distance requirements, then CNN, which has inexcusably skipped President Trump’s introductory live remarks at the briefings in favor of its own vapid talking heads, should begin sharing its seat with nine other media outlets. Remember how CNN’s Jim Acosta whined when his White House press credentials were suspended for good reason back in 2018?  Now he leads the leftwing media mob in smearing OANN and trying to block its access to the White House briefing room in contravention of OANN’s constitutional right of freedom of the press.

 

OANN fits neither the “small” nor “far-right media outlet” caricatures that Acosta fabricated. The network is currently available in approximately 35 million homes. OANN was ranked as the fourth-highest service in the genre of networks categorized exclusively as Cable, News/ Business/ Info networks, according to data compiled by third party national ratings service Comscore as of March 2019. Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN ranked ahead of OANN, but OANN outperformed other cable networks including CNN Headline News, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, BBC World News, and Bloomberg. For the week of March 23 -29, 2020, as measured by ComScore across 70 markets on one of the country’s major national distributor’s set top boxes, One America News Network ranked 25th out of 307 national cable networks of all genres. In other words, OANN has climbed to reach the top 10 percent of national cable channels in the Comscore rating.

 

One reason for OANN’s growth may well be the bright line it has drawn between its straight delivery of news and its conservative-leaning opinion shows. The network presents 19 hours of unvarnished news Monday through Friday. Conservative-leaning opinion shows occupy only a limited number of hours in the evening. The opinion shows include “The Daily Ledger,” hosted by Graham Ledger, and “Tipping Point,” hosted by Liz Wheeler.

 

OANN draws its news packages from journalistically respected sources such as Reuters, Euronews, and the Associated Press. OANN is a subscriber to the live “pool” footage provided by major national networks such as ABC and CBS. The network also operates its own news bureaus in California and Washington, D.C., as well as a small office in New York. The news anchors are not allowed to express their opinions as a matter of corporate policy, Charles Herring told me. “We’re trying to return news back to just news, and really distinguishing that divide between opinion and hard news,” Amanda House, the Washington bureau chief, explained as quoted by the National Journal. “We have a ton of people who watch us that have no right-leaning tendencies whatsoever.”

 

Even liberal Marty Kaplan, who holds the Norman Lear chair at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has acknowledged OANN’s success in maintaining a wall between its news coverage and its opinion shows. Kaplan wrote in a 2015 article for HuffPost that “the Herrings have so far walked the talk about walling off opinion programming from news… Minute for minute, and nearly 24/7, OAN delivers more hard news about America and the world, more impartially, with less attitude, less lighting up of our lizard brains, and less of a makes-you-want-to-take-a-shower factor, than any other news on TV.”

 

OANN’s record of unbiased news coverage does not matter a bit to such leftwing smear machines as Media Matters, however. They shamelessly slam OANN with slurs like “racist,” “conspiracy-mongering” and “shilling for Trump.” But Rachel Maddow and her MSNBC network took matters far beyond such badmouthing. They brazenly slandered OANN when Rachel Maddow told her audience that OANN “really literally is paid Russian propaganda.” Maddow and her network refused OANN’s demand for a retraction, employing doublespeak to argue that the term “literally” as used by Maddow was a “kind of figure of speech that connoted opinion.” To the contrary, Maddow represented as fact, not opinion, that OANN “really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” in reckless disregard of the truth. OANN filed a defamation lawsuit last September. OANN’s lawyer explained that “One America is wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government. This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law.”

 

For years, Fox News was alone in presenting a conservative perspective on cable television. Newsmax TV and OANN have added two more fronts on the conservative side in the battle against leftwing dominance of news and the national conversation on American TV. Rachel Maddow, Jim Acosta, Media Matters and their comrades in arms do not believe in the marketplace of ideas. They want to corner the market all for themselves and engage in the currency of lies, ad hominem attacks, and false accusations to go after those they consider their ideological enemies. These left-wingers have tried and failed to bring down Fox News and Newsmax TV with such despicable tactics. They are trying to do the same to OANN. They are afraid that OANN, with its expanding household reach, is fast becoming an effective therapeutic to their pandemic of leftwing bias and lies. They have reason to be afraid.

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TV NEWS NETWORK BOOSTS SETH RICH REWARD


I am stunned that the Leftist MSM has ignored the OBVIOUS discrepancies in the reports of the D.C. Police (officially the Metropolitan Police Department or MPD) and FBI on the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich! The police are officially calling Rich’s murder a robbery gone wrong. AND YET Rich’s wad of cash, expensive watch, wallet and credit cards were ALL found on him. Oh yeah, has anyone mention that even though it is reported Rich was shot twice in the back he did not die on the scene. Rather Rich was rushed to the hospital by ambulance quite alive with quite survivable gunshot wounds. AND YET Seth Rich died mysteriously in the hospital.

 

WND has the details below which incorporates the reporting of One America News Network (OANN). (I find it suspicious that my browser cannot access ANYTHING to do with OANN. I don’t know if the website is down or if my Chrome browser is blocking access or if my Internet Provider (Cox Communications) is blocking access. The only reason I could think of for Cox blocking access is OANN actually has a news channel on Cox’s competitor Direct TV. Or is it something even more nefarious? Could Obama-Friendly Government Intelligent services be involved in blocking OANN? I don’t know, the could be as simple as the website is down. I simply have a huge mistrust with anything to do with the American Left and truthfulness these days.)

 

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TV NEWS NETWORK BOOSTS SETH RICH REWARD

Watch broadcast featuring step-by-step report on why murder case remains suspicious

 

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May 29, 2017

 

Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich

 

WASHINGTON – A budding independent TV news company is jumping into the Seth Rich murder case with both feet today – boosting the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the slain Democratic National Committee employee’s killer or killers by an additional $100,000 and issuing a step-by-step report on why the mysterious death is more than a “conspiracy theory.”

 

With the additional reward money, the total amount from various sources has reached $245,000.

 

“We want to stress that our only agenda is finding the truth and that everything we report here is revealing the facts that we’ve uncovered in our investigation,” said Pearson Sharp in a new One America News broadcast on the case. OANN is on DirectTV and carried by many cable providers across the nation.

 

“Facts,” he emphasized, “and not opinions. And from an objective standpoint they simply don’t add up.”

 

While the report covers many of the details uncovered and published by WND.com in a sweeping story two weeks agoit also raises some new issues.

 

Watch the OANN report on the Seth Rich murder case:

 

[Blog Editor: I can’t find the embed from WND of their version of the OANN report. I am choosing to not figure out how to find the WND embed. BUT I have found the exact same video on Youtube courtesy of the  Yankee Apocalypse Channel. Rather than posting the video at this article location as WND, I am posting it at the end of the WND cross post in order to place the entirety of the description comment from Yankee Apocalypse.]

 

More on the Seth Rich case:

 

See WND’s timeline of the Seth Rich case

 

See the latest from Judicial Watch on the Seth Rich case

 

One of the first responding police officers the morning Rich was shot was Robert Wingate Robinson. OANN reports he was a student at Georgetown University when John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, was a professor there. His sister, Nandy, the network reports, worked for the Clinton campaign as a research assistant in 2016. Since then she’s worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a researcher.

 

The network reminds viewers that Rich was alive and talking to police and EMTs before being hospitalized, raising questions about what he may have been able to tell them. If he told them it was a botched robbery, that evidence has certainly not been made public.

 

The report also cites an anonymous Internet post by a person claiming to be a fourth-year resident at the hospital who confirmed Rich was not only alive when he arrived, but that his injuries were not life-threatening. Though the anonymous report cannot be confirmed, the resident said he was ordered not to visit Rich on his rounds because he was surrounded by law-enforcement officers and would only be seen by his attending physician.

 

That physician, OANN reports, was Dr. Jack Sava, a donor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, who visited the White House six times before the day of Seth Rich’s murder. His wife reportedly visited the White House 23 times during that same time period. They both reportedly visited the East Wing, reserved for then-first lady Michelle Obama and her staff.

 

In addition, the network reports, the manager of Lou’s City Bar [Blog Editor: Interesting info on the manager identity], the establishment Rich left early the morning he was shot, had also visited the White House July 6 – days before Rich was killed.

 

What about political connections at the police department that have been alleged?

 

OANN cites Heather Podesta’s seat on the board of the Washington Police Foundation where she served with former Washington Police Chief Kathy Lanier.

 

OANN’s report stated no evidence has been produced to date suggesting the WikiLeaks emails of Podesta and Hillary Clinton were the results of a Russian hack. The Democrat National Committee did not ask the FBI to investigate the source of the leaks. Instead, as WND has reported, the investigation was conducted by the DNC’s chosen private firm, CrowdStrike, which, interestingly, was founded by the Moscow-born Dmitri Alperovitch, a nonresident senior fellow at the globalist Atlantic Council, which has ties to Hillary Clinton.

 

“I’m glad to see another independent news organization jumping into the investigation of Seth Rich’s death,” said Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND.com. “We welcome the help. And we certainly welcome impartial official investigations with full subpoena power – something journalists don’t have.”

 

Rich’s murder is one of 65 unsolved cases in D.C. from 2016His was the only murder last year in the quiet, well-to-d0 Bloomingdale neighborhood. There have been a total of five homicides in Bloomingdale since 2012, according to the Twitter feed DCHomicideCount.

 

THE FULL STORY FROM WND:

 

‘Credible evidence’ suggests ‘hanky-panky’ in Seth Rich case


Bombshell: Donna Brazile warned off private eye on Seth Rich case

 
See the latest from Judicial Watch on the Seth Rich case

 
Chilling similarities between Seth Rich murder and “Clinton body count” victims

 
Investigator: Cops hid evidence, halted Set Rich probe

 
Twitter suspends news agency for Seth Rich probe

 
Everything you want to know about Seth Rich story

 
Bar manager: Cops never talked with staff about night Seth Rich died

 

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VIDEO: OAN Report on the murder of Seth Rich

 

Posted by Yankee Apocalypse

Published on May 29, 2017

 

(Zero Hedge) May 26, 2017 – Via Disobedient Media – The San Diego based One American News Network has released a new report highlighting key elements of the mystery surrounding the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. OANN cites a number of inconsistencies and lingering questions in the case, while also noting that Rich’s murder occurred in close proximity to the similarly strange death of UN official John Ashe. Ashe was found dead just days before he was set to testify against Clinton in relation to matters pertaining to a corruption case where Chinese billionaire Charlie Trie helped launder $1.2 million dollars as part of Chinese government efforts to influence Bill Clinton’s 1996 presidential election. Ashe’s death was originally reported as a heart attack, but the story changed after it emerged that the cause was in fact a crushed windpipe in what was labeled a “workout accident.” The full report can be viewed here:

On May 25th, one day before OANN’s report, a representative of the media company made a post on the online messageboard 4chan appealing for help locating information regarding the doctor who treated Seth Rich for gunshot injuries he sustained during the incident. Within minutes of the post, OANN’s website was taken offline in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack.

The findings of the report offer fresh insights what is appearing to be a story of complex political corruption and Democratic National Committee (DNC) attempts to downplay the scandal. Disobedient Media has previously reported on the extensive ties that key players in the Seth Rich case have to the DNC, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Rose Law Firm, the law firm which was at the center of the 1990’s Whitewater Controversy.

(Gateway Pundit) May, 28, 2017 – On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.

Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.

Seth Rich’s father Joel told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money — he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”

In August Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth rich. Julian Assange also suggested in August that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks informant.

On Friday American businessman Martin Shkreli offered $100,000 reward for information on Seth Rich’s murder.

Now this. OAN offered $100,000 reward for information on Seth Rich’s murder (This report says OAN offered $250,000 but it cannot be verified).

That brings the total up to at $245,000 in cash reward for information on Seth Rich’s murder.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-26/oann-releases-report-seth-rich-murder-raises-questions-about-chinese-corruption

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