Meet OAN, the little-watched right-wing news channel that Trump keeps promoting

Meet OAN, the little-watched right-wing news channel that Trump keeps promoting

[Ed. – Hmm, sounds like Jim Acosta isn’t the only CNN reporter whining that the bogus network ‘don’t get no respect.’]

… [T]he White House has worked to elevate OAN, a little-watched channel that arguably has more in common with a state-run propaganda network than a credible news organization.

President Donald Trump, friendly toward media outlets favorable to him, has taken a keen interest in the network as of late. At briefings, he has called out for OAN, lauding the network for asking him leading questions framed in a way that portrays him in a flattering light. And he has repeatedly promoted the network on his Twitter feed.

And yet, despite Trump’s touting of the network, most Americans are probably not familiar with OAN. The channel is tiny compared to the major cable news networks. It doesn’t rate well and its web traffic is not significant. And it doesn’t even offer viewers compelling television with professional graphics.

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