“I hate cancel culture because I am the one who wants to do all the canceling.”
I have the appetite and inclination to pursue legal options. @Gawker has an established pattern of defamation w/ me and @leahfinnegan told @semaforben in the NYT it’s company policy to target me + @ggreenwald—apparently to the point of inventing disparaging stories pic.twitter.com/nVWriIbcKW
— Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) July 26, 2022
The future of One America News, which established itself as a powerful voice in conservative media by promoting some of the most outlandish falsehoods about the 2020 election, is in serious doubt as major carriers drop it from their lineups and defamation lawsuits threaten to drain its finances.
By the end of this week, the cable network will have lost its presence in some 20 million homes this year. The most recent blow came from Verizon, which will stop carrying OAN on its Fios television service starting Saturday. That will starve the network of a major stream of revenue: the fees it collects from Verizon, which counts roughly 3.5 million cable subscribers. In April, OAN was dropped by AT&T’s DirecTV, which has about 15 million subscribers.OAN’s remaining audience will be small. The network will soon be available only to a few hundred thousand people who subscribe to smaller cable providers, such as Frontier and GCI Liberty, said Scott Robson, a senior research analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence. OAN also sells its programming directly to users through its OAN Live and KlowdTV streaming platforms, but those products most likely provide a fraction of the revenue generated by traditional TV providers.
Sad! Maybe Trump can build on his successful social media platform and promote some Kwality Kable Klassics.