Trump Allies Propose New Network to Compete With Fox

Mish

Fox News is not pro-Trump enough for Trump allies. Their solution is something that amounts to a Trump News Network.

Hicks Equity Partners, a firm tied to Republican National Committee co-chair Thomas Hicks Jr., is pitching GOP donors on buyout of One America News Network.

Please consider Trump Allies Explore Buyout of Conservative Channel Seeking to Compete With Fox News

Allies of President Trump are pursuing an effort to acquire right-leaning news channel One America News Network, according to people familiar with the matter, in a bid to shake up a conservative media market that has been dominated by Fox News.

The investment firm Hicks Equity Partners is looking to acquire the channel and is pitching other wealthy GOP donors to arrange a bid of roughly $250 million for the channel’s parent company, the people said. The firm is owned by the family of Thomas Hicks Jr., co-chairman of the Republican National Committee and a close friend of Donald Trump Jr.

The efforts come as Mr. Trump has periodically rebuked Fox News for being too critical—despite its opinion-show hosts’ general support of his administration—and has praised One America News Network. The channel’s opinion programming is known among its cable-news peers for its praise of Donald Trump and its advocacy for conservative causes.

Some Republican donors say privately that Fox News isn’t doing enough to toe the party line, according to people familiar with the matter. They have noted, for instance, that the network doesn’t always carry the president’s full campaign rallies live on air, the people added.

Trump Blasts Fake News on Fox

Fox News Like CNN

Trump News Network

Trump News Network - TNN - Yeah, that's the ticket.

It will surely fix everything.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (42)
Sechel
Sechel

cable news is destroying this country. nobody wants the news, they want to turn on a channel that gives them confirmation bias and tells them they are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. who would have thought that 35 years ago the movie network would so accurately predict the future

Trump is worried because he lost Matt Drudge and is losing more and more segments of FOX.

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Sechel
Sechel

Trump can attack the New York Times all he wants but for those of us that keep track their reporting has been remarkably accurate. Many of the things Trump claimed were fake news turned out to be true

tz3
tz3

Call it the "Hounds Network", use a Beagle theme, and say "Tally Ho!".

hmk
hmk

What the country really needs is a news program that lays out the facts and both the left and right points of a topic and let's the viewer formulate their own opinion. I think it would be a Huge success

lol
lol

Comrade Fidel did the same thing To spread more propaganda and bs,if (when) he seizes power and cancels elections so his junta can remain in power he'll shut down all networks except his of course so dear leader will control all "free"speech and the all knowing govt will tell you only what you need to know,when you need to know it.

Tengen
Tengen

Several factors killed US news, but by far the worst is how people figured out how to silo news into red and blue in every viewing format. Once that happened, outlets operated in concert 24/7 explaining how one team is great and the other is responsible for every possible problem you could face in life. The great silo also took huge issues like the Fed and the MIC off the table because they can't be blamed on one team or the other.

Of course the US consumer is as much at fault as anyone. They went along with this garbage every step of the way because it was simplistic and comforting. Now we're paying for decades of our own stupidity.

Greggg
Greggg

CIA approved ----> MSNBC, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, ect.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

If One America is already pro-Trump, how is this even an interesting story? Doesn't the hard-hitting headline, "Minor media company ownership may change," fit this story?

Have Trump and his supporters and organization had a problem getting their position out to the public? That would be news. :)

numike
numike

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ― Edward R. Murrow

thimk
thimk

I'm getting tired of having to run the news I hear through a MSM bias filter. listen to Hannity for 2 minutes, he has trump walking of water . Alt news rules .

Zardoz
Zardoz

Trump is such a pussy.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

He wants the American equivalent of Russia Today (RT). Trump's old lawyer said he didnt believe Trump would willingly leave the White House if he were impeached and removed or lost an election. Everyone thought he was bitter when he said this but the more days go by the less sillier this seems.

Harbour
Harbour

Just don’t watch it.

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

in response to the Clinton News Network......Fair enough! ...

frozeninthenorth
frozeninthenorth

That should be interesting. I always thought that the play for Trump in 2016 was to create a news network. Also intersting to see what happens at Fox and how they answer the call. They do have two options-- go right (well that's difficult) or go left (that's also difficult). Imagine if FOX suddenly became critical of the administration or yet even better yet started saying "we agree the impeachment is Bullshit we should let those who were there testify". The reality is all this is about dollars and cents, and very little else -- if they can make money (and evidence seems to be in their favor) a Trump network could be excellent for the president. Maybe less for the country but who care! After all that's how Chile happened!

TimeToTest
TimeToTest

I think cable news is for people that need something to worry about.

Most I have come into contact with have basically given up on life. Why would people sit around and worry about rich people doing something they have No interest in changing or control over?

Newsflash.
Nothing changes but the faces and year.

333one
333one

Nobody under age 50 watches TV.

abend237-04
abend237-04

If you laid all the power-hungry alpha males in both political parties end to end on west coast beaches, it would be a good start toward ending these media wars...assuming you did it at low tide.


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