May 14, 2022
‘Cry more’: OAN correspondent criticized for attack on ‘Psaki’s reign’ after final press briefing
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By almost any measure Jen Psaki has been among the most successful and respected White House Press Secretaries in modern times. Unlike her predecessors in the Trump administration, she has held daily press briefings, her briefings have been thorough and open to a wide range of questions from a wide range of legitimate news outlets, and they have been exceptionally long – generally around an hour if not longer.
One Trump administration press secretary held no press briefings, at least three others were accused of lying to the press on a near-daily basis, as well as being exceptionally disrespectful and antagonistic to the press.
But One America News’ White House correspondent Chanel Rion was outraged with Psaki on Friday, the press secretary’s final briefing before exiting the administration next month.
At the end of the briefing a reporter for Today News Africa, Simon Ateba, “interrupted her and other reporters multiple times in an attempt to get a question in,” as Mediaite reports. “Ateba began shouting her name, asking repeatedly, ‘will you take a question from the back of the room?'”
He “tried interrupting Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller during a question and was ignored by the room and Psaki, but this did not deter Ateba.” He again tried, interrupting ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Mary Bruce, who in frustration responded, “Simon, please stop.”
One America News, which has been labeled a “Pro-Trump ‘propaganda’ channel,” earlier this week admitted there was “no widespread voter fraud,” apparently as part of a settlement with two Georgia election workers who filed a defamation suit against the far right-wing cable network.
Rion Friday afternoon voiced support for Ateba, suggesting without evidence that “80% of the briefing room” has felt Psaki “takes questions from [a] select few.”Psaki having just told the room she\u2019s grateful for the press\u2019s pushback takes questions from select few:\n\n#SimonOteba of Today News Africa says aloud what 80% of the briefing room has felt the entirety of Psaki\u2019s reign.\n\nPsaki has taken 0 questions from @OANNpic.twitter.com/nD3UkjgTxF — Chanel Rion OAN (@Chanel Rion OAN) 1652464040
Psaki has told reporters during briefings she tries to get to as many reporters as she can. She has called on correspondents from far right-wing outlets, including Fox News daily or almost daily, the Christian right channel Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN,) and Newsmax, to name a few.
Psaki’s parting words to the White House Press Corps: “I want to thank all of you in this room. You have challenged me, you have pushed me, you have debated me and at times we have disagreed. That is democracy in action. That is it working. Without accountability, without debate, government is not as strong.”
On Twitter many criticized Rion:
“Why would she take a question from you? You’re a joke from the circus of lies and conspiracy.”
“Maybe get a job in journalism? Worth lookin’ into.”
“Because OAN is admittedly not a news organization.”
“OAN is not a news organization.”
“Why is OAN even in the room?”
“I think she might be choosing NEWS organizations for questions not propagandists.”
“You are not real news just propaganda. She already calls on the doofus from Fox Entertainment way too often.”
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WATCH: OAN Airs 30-Second Acknowledgment That Two Georgia Election Workers Did Not Commit Fraud After Settling Lawsuit Against Them
One America News network (OAN) aired a 30-second acknowledgment Monday that two election workers in Georgia did not commit fraud in 2020. This on-air admission came a few weeks after settling a lawsuit filed against them by the two workers.
The AP reported the settlement on April 22. Fulton County election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss had sued OAN, its owners, and chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion for making debunked claims that they introduced suitcases of illegal ballots at the State Farm Arena — among other acts of fraud — in an effort to rig the 2020 presidential election. The AP reports that the parties “agreed upon and signed a binding set of settlement terms” which were undisclosed.
Less than three weeks later, OAN aired a segment clearing their names. The acknowledgment came shortly after 7 p.m. and was replayed during the 11 p.m. broadcast. Anchor Mike Dinow set up the admission by saying “we now provide you with this updated report from Georgia officials.”
An unidentified narrator then said:
“Georgia officials have concluded that there was no widespread voter fraud by election workers who counted ballots at the State Farm Arena in November 2020. The results of this investigation indicate that Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct while working at State Farm Arena on election night. A legal matter with this network and the two election workers has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties through a fair and reasonable settlement.”
Freeman and Moss have also sued Rudy Giuliani and The Gateway Pundit for pushing the debunked claims. Those cases are ongoing.
Watch above, via OAN.
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