San Diego's One America News Staff Told to 'Pull Back on' Coronavirus Coverage - 2020-03-06
One America News Network, the Trump-boosting outlet based in San Diego, has aired its share of coronavirus stories. But a note sent Thursday to OANN writers and producers suggests coverage could slack off.
News director Chris Schickedanz said in a morning email: "Let's pull back on coronavirus stories / pressers. Don't need to cover all. Focus on larger updates or big changes."
A newsroom source called the order a sign of the network's "failing news judgment."
The source, who asked not to be identified, said OANN founder and CEO Robert Herring Sr. ordered the newsroom to minimize coverage of the coronavirus "to the point where only if the Trump Administration says something should we cover it."