Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Does Anyone Watch 'One America News'?



Uh, does anyone watch this? It's called One America News; they're based out of San Diego and they possess robotic anchors. Lots of blonds too.

I can't figure out if they're real or a parody, I swear.

Help me out.

15 comments:

  1. I think their focus is to get the BS out of the news, so you won't see entertainment and cute puppy stories. I can't address the robotic anchor situation, though.

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  2. Yes, they are hot. Emily Miller in DC a fav.

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    1. Didn't she write the book, Emily Gets Her Gun? I heard her in an interview and she sounds like an entitled, scary conservative wingnut.

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    2. Ahh, another liberal with a mental disorder. Or as I like to call them, uninformed sheeple with their hands out.

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  3. Speaking of parodies, did you catch Ross Palombo tonight? Very partial reporting: "Trump's family charmed the convention...*and* the country." Really Ross? Did you poll the country? And then the copy of his package was almost an endorsement of Trump. If I were an editor at KTVU I'd have a long talk with him after tonight, but I don't think there are any more editors at KTVU, just social media gurus. I can't wait to see Ross' selfie with The Donald.

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  4. OAN seems a little too creepy and isolationist for my taste. They are way more right-wing than Fox News.

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  5. Scary. StepfoRd wife-like

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  6. The owner also has Wealth TV, which sued just about every cable provider for carrage. He lost.

    The main anchor is Graham Ledger ex-KFMB anchor in the 90's.

    You can't even get OAN or Wealth TV in San Diego.

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    1. All AT&T U-Verse systems nationwide have it, I believe.

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  7. This channel is the anti MSLSD and it's pretty good.

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  8. The concept for OAN makes sense -- there's too many liberal news channels and only one conservative news network, so go where there is less competition and a larger potential audience. But the execution of the concept leaves something to be desired.

    It operates on a shoe-string budget with hardly any reporters, a weak graphics package and 90s-vintage theme music. The production values are what you'd see on a station in the 100th market. The anchors seem robotic because they have nobody to interact with. No co-anchors (except for one or two hours in prime) or weather talent. No live reports. They buy video from sources like "EuroNews" and use the pool feed for political events. They use a lot of video from press releases. They're airing Trump rallies from beginning to end, which probably draws a big audience.

    OAN is based in San Diego and owned by Charles Herring, who made his money in the computer chip business, and now is a big time conservative donor. OAN is carried by AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS, reaching about 15 million homes, or about one-fifth of all cable TV homes in the U.S.

    One thing that's unusual about OAN is that it has no paid advertising, just one-minute historical vignettes on the Constitution or Abraham Lincoln, things like that. But the other day I saw a spot in which OAN anchor Cassie Leuffen (a blonde) announced that they would begin airing commercials from advertisers who met the network's high standards, whatever that means. I haven't seen any paid ads since then unless you count those saccharine feel-good spots from The Foundation for a Better Life, bankrolled by Colorado oilman Phil Anschutz, an extreme right-winger who has thrown money at causes like gay conversion therapy. There's one spot how important parenting showing a father who grows old, or another spot with a child helping a handicapped kid win a race. That kind of thing. But I haven't seen any spots for new cars, pharmaceuticals, clothing, food, etc.

    OAN's opinion shows come off as amateurish, like somebody's periscope cast. The guests are often participating via Skype. Apparently OAN has no live capability outside the studio. One of the hosts of an opinion show is Liz Wheeler, a blonde with the kind of big hair you see at diners in the Mid-West. She's really young and needs some polish, very conservative though.

    Most of the women on this network are attractive. No Candy Crowleys. You'd think Roger Ailes was doing the hiring considering how many blondes there are.

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  9. I watched them out of curiosity. They do have a couple of really hot brunettes: Laura Nieto was one, and I didn't get the other name, but she was smokin' hot.

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  10. One of those cable news channels should jump on national OTA subchannels, like Antenna TV. Cable cutters don't have a fulltime national news source.

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  11. If Fox News is the reporting arm of Republicans OAN is the reporting arm of the Tea Party division of Republicans.
    Lots of opinion ,little "News"

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  12. Tarah from DublinAugust 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    I enjoy the plethora of stories the other stations aren't discussing. I feel like I'm getting more "in on the skinny". I seem to catch Liz Wheeler. She's a smart Young lady. However, If I could make a suggestion for her to lose that blonde helmet. I see a shoulder length Auburn..a more natural look will add to her credibility.
    No disrespect **

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