Is Fox News letting you down? Want more wall-to-wall, positive coverage of President Donald Trump?
If so, you might want to tune in to the One America News Network, a pro-Trump startup in San Diego that has hitched its fortunes to the 45th president and, according to this story in The Washington Post, bases its coverage on the whims of its conservative owner, Robert Herring Sr.
One America has a distribution problem -- it's seen in only 30 million U.S. homes, far less than its chief competitor, Fox News. (It's not on Cable One in Anniston; it's available through DirecTV.) But that hasn't stopped One America from getting a spot in the White House press corps or the ears of the president himself.
From The Post:
"Since its inception in 2013, and especially since Trump began his march to the White House, One America’s owner, Robert Herring Sr., a millionaire who made his money printing circuit boards, has directed his channel to push Trump’s candidacy, scuttle stories about police shootings, encourage antiabortion stories, minimize coverage of Russian aggression, and steer away from the new president’s troubles, according to more than a dozen current and former producers, writers and anchors, as well as internal emails from Herring and his top news executives."
Those emails paint a tough picture of a network owner who is following in Fox's footsteps, it not pushing the partisan limits even further. It calls its coverage "straight news, no opinion," but that seems hardly the case. If pro-Trump news is what you want, One America is apparently the network for you -- if you can get it.
-- Phillip Tutor