“This is a big week for OAN — though not in a good way,” John Oliver said in Sunday night’s edition of the Last week Tonight.
Well, DirecTV finally agreed to scrap right-wing propaganda network One America News Network this week despite pleas with the satellite cable provider to keep it away from attorney generals and Republican senators. And DirecTV is owned by AT&T, which recently sold its interest in Oliver’s parent company WarnerMedia after merging with Discovery.
“You know, the provider he’s referring to is DirecTV, a subsidiary of the parent company that I’m not going to mention, because I don’t even like uttering their names,” Oliver said. joke.
“Interestingly, as of Friday, AT&T officially no longer owns us, so I say goodbye to the businessman dad, and let me just say this” —Oliver added, before holding up his hand. two middle fingers up— “to put it bluntly, two more lines than you’ve ever had. ”
Oliver previously attacked his then-parent company AT&T for its involvement in the rise of OAN — “with about 90% of revenue generated from AT&T and DirecTV deals,” says Oliver. explains – not to mention that AT&T executives came up with the idea of creating an OAN in the first place.
Well, OAN was eventually dropped from DirecTV— “and not too soon,” Oliver suggested, as the channel’s coverage of Russia’s war with Ukraine was despicable, including baseless questioning. whether a Ukrainian maternity hospital was bombed by Russian troops.
OAN then decided to sue DirecTV for $1 billion, alleging that they violated the “non-disparaging clause” of their contract with AT&T by showing themselves defaming them — including Oliver’s. Last week Tonight.
They cite Oliver calling the OAN, among other things, “a swashbuckling gang of fascists…who are happy to provide a platform on which to feed off religious bullshit election fraud theories. America’s most breathless”.
No lies were detected.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-oliver-says-goodbye-to-business-daddy-atandt-in-epic-fashion?source=articles&via=rss John Oliver Says Goodbye to AT&T ‘Business Daddy’ in Epic Fashion