An employee for One America News Network (OAN) was fired for speaking with The New York Times about the conservative-leaning cable outlet,the staffer acknowledged on Monday.
Former producer Marty Golingan tweeted confirmed in response to a tweet about his firing from Times reporter Rachel Abrams, who quoted him in her story aboutOANs continued amplification of conspiracy theories surrounding former President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: ‘I could not disagree more’ with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawalGOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaignFormer GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resignsMOREs defeat in the 2020 election.
Marty Golingan (@mgolingan1) April 19, 2021
OAN President Charles Herring declined to comment about Golingans firing and instead referred questions to the networks press office, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Hill.
For her piece, Abrams spoke with 18 current and former OAN staffers, 16 of whom said the network airs reports that are misleading, inaccurate or untrue.
Golingan told Abrams he at first thought OAN was scrappy when he joined it, but that opinion changed as time went by.
The majority of people did not believe the voter fraud claims being run on the air, he told Abrams talking about his coworkers.
Golingan said he was taken aback when he saw a picture of the Jan. 6 insurrection showing a flag with the OAN logo on it; I was like, OK, thats not good. Thats what happens when people listen to us.
OAN waited much longer than Fox News and Newsmax — two other cable networks popular with conservative viewers — to call the election for President BidenJoe BidenGraham: ‘I could not disagree more’ with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawalObama, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley team up to urge communities of color to get coronavirus vaccineBiden to hold second meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure MORE.
In December, OAN CEO Robert Herring tweeted that our investigations indicate there was fraud in voting so the network will not decide to recognize Bidens victory over President Trump until Jan. 6, at the earliest.
One America News will not recognize Biden as the President-elect as all of our investigations indicate there was fraud in voting.
There will be no decision until Jan. 6, 2021. @OANN
Robert Herring (@RobHerring) December 16, 2020