If there’s one constant in the Trump presidency, it’s that he loves his television. Historically, that’s meant Fox but more recently Donald Trump has met someone else, someone younger, blonder and a LOT dumber. Yes, One America News Network (OAN) — which brought us “Betrayal at Benghazi: The Cost of Hillary Clinton’s Dereliction and Greed” during the 2016 election cycle — is Trump’s new favorite channel.
Any time Trump feels that Fox is being disloyal by interviewing a Democrat or reporting an inconvenient fact or just not being pro-Trump enough to satisfy him, he reminds Rupert that he is not opposed to dumping those who disappoint him, whether those be wives, ambassadors, cabinet members, long-time associates or news stations.
In May, Trump tweeted his “congratulations to @OANN on the great job you are doing and the big ratings jump (‘thank you President Trump’)!” In December, OAN gave Rudy Giuliani three hours of air time for a special series that promised to expose the “real” Ukraine conspiracy.
I watched OAN for a half-hour a few months ago. During that half-hour I lost about 10 IQ points. The stupid was overwhelming.