Elon Musk announced on Thursday that he will not acquire One America News Network.
Robert Herring’s remark prompted speculation that the conservative news network could be Musk’s next takeover target.
Herring tweeted, “We just received a call from somebody very close to [Musk] telling us that he would like to talk to us about purchasing [OANN],”
— Robert Herring (@RobHerring) June 9, 2022
Musk responded very immediately.
“Only Twitter,” he remarked.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2022
Herring’s tweet was deemed “either premature or entirely inaccurate” by Newsweek.
Others joined the Twitter speculating game.
What do we think happened here? I'm thinking either OAN guy fell for a prankster or sent the tweet as part of some 5D chess move to get Musk interested in buying them. pic.twitter.com/PRjoz2ULEa
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) June 9, 2022
Musk was thinking about the media on Thursday, but not OANN.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2022
More on this story via The Western Journal:
In April, DirecTV kicked OANN out of its lineup, with the move reportedly linked to OANN’s coverage of the 2020 election and the pandemic, according to Newsweek.
“This is an action to redress the unchecked influence and power that Defendants have wielded in an attempt to unlawfully destroy an independent, family-run business and impede the right of American television viewers to watch the news media channels and programs of their choice,” Herring Networks alleged in a suit against AT&T, the parent company of DirecTV.
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