After President Trump watched Fox News as they questioned a Democrat lawmaker, he called the questions asked by Fox News show host, “softball questions” and finished the statement with “Fox sure ain’t what it used to be.” The president used to have nothing but good things to say about Fox News as they always favored the Conservative points of view. Lately, it has not been that way, as they have taken a Left turn in their stories and interviews. The newest news channel has seemed to bypass Fox News in the president’s opinion and has his attention. One America News Network (OANN), is the newer news network to the airwaves and seems to have what the president is looking for.
OANN has set out to give full conservative news, and their main goal in mind was to get the president to watch their station. So far, with Fox slipping up, they have the president attention. Fox has also lost ratings over the Democratic candidates they have as guests, and the presidential polls have lost the interest of the public and angered Trump. The president has tweeted his new praise in OANN as he has put down CNN and added Fox to the list. He posted, “Watching Fake News CNN is better than watching Shepard Smith, the lowest-rated show on @FoxNews. Actually, whenever possible, I turn to @OANN!”
The newest station has gotten praise from President Trump 13 times since March, and he was first on the network in 2015 when Sarah Palin interviewed him on the show “On Point.” Palin was the guest host of the show when this memorable moment took place. In 2017, an OANN reporter had the pleasure to ask President Trump a question, and the reporter has been a favorite of the president since he has been in office and has been called upon several times.
In June 2018, President Trump took a question from OANN reporter, Emerald Robinson after the meeting with Kim Jong Un. He had to shine praises on the network before he took the White House correspondent’s question. He stated, “Thank you for the nice way you treat us. We appreciate it. Really, it’s very good. It’s really beautiful what you do.”
The News Network is based in San Diego, California and describes themselves as “straight news, no opinion.” Robert Herring, the owner of the network, posted a tweet stating it was “the president’s favorite news outlet.” He also posted, “We will never cut away!” after Fox News cut the broadcast in the middle of a Trump Rally in New Hampshire last week. According to Media Matters, “The network has a history of race-baiting and presenting anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-abortion reporting.” They are a nonprofit progressive group that states their mission is “analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation.”
Has President Trump cut out Fox News completely? No, his go-to show in the mornings is still “Fox & Friends” as he has phoned in several times to be interviewed and to comment. The other shows are what Trump calls “wasted airtime” where their segments feature Democrats who are trying to beat him in the 2020 election should they win the Democratic primary. Indiana’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg is one of those featured on Fox News. He is listed as fifth in the Democratic race for the nominee. Trump tweeted in May when he realized how much airtime the Left has been getting on Fox News, “Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems.”
Concerning the polls, He told reporters Sunday as he was headed back to The White House from a vacation, “There’s something going on at Fox, I’ll tell you right now. And I’m not happy with it.” During a “Fox & Friends” showing, there was a commercial purchased to air during the show, which was about the El Paso, Texas shooting where 22 people were killed and multiple injured at a Walmart earlier this month. The ad was purchased by Democratic contender Julian Castro, who hardly has a shot at becoming the Democratic candidate to face President Trump. He directly blames President Trump for the massacre.
There is a great deal of hatred coming from the Democrats. They have every right to be upset. After all, Trump exposed all their plans and showed the world how crooked they are. That’s why OANN will end up number one in promoting the truth.