'Stunning piece of propaganda': Journalists blast One America News series - 2019-12-19
Upstart conservative network One America News' decision to turn over three hours this week to Rudy Giuliani's conspiracy theories gleaned from his trip to Ukraine found a receptive audience in the White House — less so in major newsrooms and TV studios.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Wednesday that Giuliani brought back "dirt of questionable credibility" from his trip with a reporter from a "far-right fringe cable channel." On MSNBC, national security correspondent Ken Dilanian said Giuliani floated a "bogus conspiracy theory" about Joe Biden on OAN, a network "which makes Fox News look like PBS." The Washington Post's Aaron Blake labeled the OAN series "a stunning piece of propaganda."
Charles Herring, president of One America News, shot back in an email to POLITICO. "We recognize that some 'media' outlets won't acknowledge proven facts and won't do their own time consuming and costly investigate work if the facts don't fit their narrative," he wrote. "This is simply a part of our media landscape today."