The Year of Batshit Crazy at One America News, Trump's New Favorite Cable-News Channel - 2019-12-26
The decidedly far-right "news" channel, founded in 2013 by Robert Herring Sr., has long resided on the fringes of cable TV. Prior to President Donald Trump's 2016 election, it was probably best known as the launching pad of current Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren's career. Prior to her leaving OAN in 2015, Lahren gained notoriety—and brought the upstart network attention—with the viral, bite-sized video screeds that have since become her trademark.
With Trump's election, OAN saw an opportunity to fully embrace all things Trump, seeking to outdo Fox News, Fox Business Network, and other conservative outlets in its sycophantic coverage of the Trump presidency in order to curry favor with the president as his most reliable booster.