stunning new report reveals that One America News Network, the Trump propaganda network has received tens of millions in funding from AT&T, according to Reuters.
Reuters unearthed who funds One America News Network, which distinguished itself in cable news with its 24/7 Trump propaganda and extreme 2020 election conspiracy theories.
“A Reuters review of court records shows the role AT&T played in creating and funding OAN, a network that continues to spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Reuters also obtained a deposition that reveals The role that AT&T played in the launch of OAN.
“OAN founder and chief executive Robert Herring Sr has testified that the inspiration to launch OAN in 2013 came from AT&T executives.
‘They told us they wanted a conservative network,” Herring said during a 2019 deposition seen by Reuters. “They only had one, which was Fox News, and they had seven others on the other [leftwing] side. When they said that, I jumped to it and built one.’
Since then, AT&T has been a crucial source of funds flowing into OAN, providing tens of millions of dollars in revenue, court records show. Ninety percent of OAN’s revenue came from a contract with AT&T-owned television platforms, including satellite broadcaster DirecTV, according to 2020 sworn testimony by an OAN accountant. ” Reuters reports