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How AT&T helped build far-right One America News

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    knocklessmonster
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    I'd heard of OAN (aka OANN?), but was wondering how they got off the ground so fast. I've never even watched so much as a clip of theirs to keep my sanity. Its rise isn't like, say, The Young...

    I'd heard of OAN (aka OANN?), but was wondering how they got off the ground so fast. I've never even watched so much as a clip of theirs to keep my sanity. Its rise isn't like, say, The Young Turks who had to scrape by for years before becoming anything approaching "legit" (not to compare basically opposite entities), but these cats just came out last year and became something of a hot topic network.

    Is this a new process? Did any other messed up organizations rise to prominence similarly? Or is this fairly standard, with the new element being the threat to American democracy? I'm not trying to be rhetorical here anybody answer. I honestly feel like parts of it (the lobbying quid pro quoness of it) feel old, but others (the backing of an entity that will do nothing but harm American society) are somewhat new, but with everything I've been learning this last six years, I wouldn't be surprised if this stuff isn't even new.

    I don't even mean to sound pessimistic, I'm actually concerned about how deep my ignorance may be on this sort of thing.

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    1. Akir
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      Don’t take this seriously, it it feels like right wing media sites just instantly explode. I see that people on the more extreme side tend to circulate opinion pieces among themselves all the...

      Don’t take this seriously, it it feels like right wing media sites just instantly explode. I see that people on the more extreme side tend to circulate opinion pieces among themselves all the time. And I’m not talking about newspaper op-eds, I’m talking about random websites filled with no journalism, just pure commentary.

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