The feud between DirecTV and OANN continues to escalate.
Previously we had reported this:
— Tenacious “T” #VoteBlueToEndTheViolence 🌻 (@WillResistAdmin) February 24, 2022
Now OANN has sued DirecTV in an escalation of the dispute:
Ultra-conservative news network One America News has filed a lawsuit against DirecTV, AT&T, and AT&T Chairman William Kennard for dropping the conspiracy-minded channel from its cable lineup. https://t.co/M0noRdvNaL
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 12, 2022
OAN Files Lawsuit Against DirecTV, AT&Thttps://t.co/J5mutznFyn
— One America News (@OANN) March 11, 2022
Here’s more from TheDailyBeast (ignore the leftwing slant):
Ultra-conservative news network One America News has filed a lawsuit against DirecTV, AT&T, and AT&T Chairman William Kennard for dropping the conspiracy-minded channel from its cable lineup. OAN’s programming was “designed to have broad appeal with special interest to viewers interested in independent and conservative political thought,” the suit claims. But AT&T, which bought DirecTV in 2015 and spun it off as an independent business last year, deep-sixed its agreement to carry OAN—which was sued for $1.6 billion by voting machine manufacturer Dominion for defamation over false claims about the 2020 election—in the face of “political pressure,” the filing alleges, claiming the move was “part and parcel of a larger, coordinated, extremely well-financed political scheme to take down [OAN CEO Robert] Herring and unlawfully destroy its ability to operate in the media business.”
You can read the entire lawsuit here.
Even the Texas Attorney General is getting involved:
There's an alarming rate of conservative voices being squashed throughout the country. OAN is simply representing a different perspective from the media’s liberal ideology. pic.twitter.com/xX1P2gbp73
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) March 10, 2022
Here’s a zoom in on the letter:
But what’s really at stake here?
Is it just about money?
— ReporterMcCabe (@NeilWMcCabe2) February 27, 2022
LawEnforcementToday explains the high stakes:
In the ultimate case of hypocrisy, CNN’s two resident media “critics”—Brian “Humpty Dumpty” Stelter and Oliver Darcy praised the move, calling it a “significant blow to OAN,” while further referring to it as a “fringe network.”
Fringe? CNN is writing the book on being a fringe network, the once-proud “most trusted name in news” now being reduced to a shameful parody of itself, a channel occupied by perverts, sexual deviates, and washed-up former Fox News personalities.
It should be noted that CNN is also owned by AT&T. Trying to thin out the competition? It sure seems that way.
This brings us to what is likely driving much of this. Law Enforcement Today was contacted by an inside source at OAN who asked not to be named, who tells us that the decision on OAN was not supposed to be made public until just prior to their current agreement expiring.
However an insider apparently leaked information to OAN that DirectTV, under ownership of AT&T was not going to renew OAN’s contract with the satellite provider, thus OAN was able to get out in front of it.
In order to fully understand why AT&T is seeking to launch OAN (and don’t be surprised if Fox and Newsmax follow), all one needs to do is look into a man named William Kennard, who was named chairman of AT&T’s board of directors on Nov. 6, 2020, a mere three days after the presidential election.
Who is Kennard? If you say a Democrat Party hack, you would be correct.
According to Vision Times, Kennard, at the time of his appointment, sat on the board of Ford Motor Company, MetLife, Duke Energy, and Staple Street Capital.
Remember Staple Street Capital? It is a private equity firm that that purchased a little old company called Dominion Voting Systems in 2018.
Kennard as mentioned is closely tied to the Democratic Party.
He was appointed to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in 1997, was nominated by Obama to be ambassador to the European Union in 2009, and was a member of then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.
He was also involved in Obama’s negotiations on with Transatlantic Trade and served as managing director of the Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, from 2001 to 2009.
In 2015, Carlyle was the world’s largest private equity firm based on capital raised the previous five years, however it had slipped to second according to the American Patriot piece.
To say that Kennard, Staple Street, and Dominion are closely allied is a vast understatement. According to American Patriot, Staple Street’s co-founders and board members of Dominion Voting Systems are Stephen D. Owens, managing director of the Carlyle Group from 1998 to 2009.
So, what can be done?
Time to boycott?
Many are calling for one:
Boycott DirecTV – cut them out. Call and drop them. They’ve chosen their side https://t.co/yQEyFbKsoe
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 15, 2022
DirecTV is canceling OANN!
It's time for patriots to stand up for TRUTH.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) January 15, 2022
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