OAN fires staffer who called out the network over voter fraud lies

  

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Via:  flynavy1  •  4 weeks ago  •  5 comments

By:   insider@insider.com (Jake Lahut) 2 hrs ago (MSN)

OAN fires staffer who called out the network over voter fraud lies
"I've given up my journalistic integrity already, and to be fired, that would make me feel good,"

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One America News Network fired a producer who recently went on the record to criticize the cable channel's handling of the 2020 election, according to Rachel C. Abrams, a New York Times reporter who published a story about the network over the weekend.

Marty Golingan, who had been a producer with OAN since 2016, told Abrams that it would be a "badge of honor" should he end up getting fired for speaking out in the story.

This comes on the heels of around a dozen OAN staffers leaving the network in recent months after its handling of the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.

"I've given up my journalistic integrity already, and to be fired, that would make me feel good," Golingan told Abrams for her story on OAN's role in promoting Trump falsehoods. "I would wear it like a badge of honor."

OAN did not return Insider's request for comment on Golingan's departure, which he confirmed on his Twitter account on Monday.

Along with the likes of Newsmax and Fox News, OAN came under legal pressure from the Dominion Voting Systems Corporation for implicating their voting machines in a conspiracy theory falsely claiming the election was stolen from Trump. OAN even went so far as to air a lengthy and awkward disclaimer that disavowed its own election coverage.

In the Times story on the turmoil inside OAN, Golingan said he began to worry about the rightward lurch in his employer's coverage after the election, but the Capitol riot served as a bigger wake up call.

"I was like, OK, that's not good," Golingan said, recalling how he spotted OAN flags among the insurrectionists. "That's what happens when people listen to us."

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FLYNAVY1
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1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    4 weeks ago

Kudos to Marty Golingan for telling the truth.....

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2  Tacos!    4 weeks ago
Marty Golingan, who had been a producer with OAN since 2016, told Abrams that it would be a "badge of honor" should he end up getting fired for speaking out in the story. This comes on the heels of around a dozen OAN staffers leaving the network in recent months after its handling of the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.

It’s kind of a shame. Journalism in general - and new news networks specifically - need more people with integrity, not less. But these days, networks and newspapers seem to care more about reliable audiences that pay the bills than developing and maintaining a reputation for truth and reliability.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2.1  TᵢG  replied to  Tacos! @2    4 weeks ago
But these days, networks and newspapers seem to care more about reliable audiences that pay the bills than developing and maintaining a reputation for truth and reliability.

Spot on.   Been heading that way for decades now.   It truly sucks.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.2  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Tacos! @2    4 weeks ago

Go for those with high ratings for factual reporting with minimal bias....

 
 
 
bbl-1
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3  bbl-1    4 weeks ago

AON is a front for Russian propaganda.

As far Golingan, to quote a Capitol Police Officer after the Jan. 6 insurrection, "F--- you for being there."

 
 
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