Sen. Rand Paul Says He is Canceling DirectTV Service After They Dropped One America News

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has announced that he is canceling his DirectTV service after the cable service announced that they were dropping One America News.

In a tweet about his cancelation, Sen. Paul asked, “why give money to people who hate us?”

DirecTV satellite service, owned by AT&T Inc. and TPG Inc., said in a statement on Friday that it has informed Herring Networks, the owner of OANN, that “following a routine internal review,” DirecTV does not “plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires.”

As Timcast previously noted, while no specific reason for the decision to let the contract expire, the move comes only days after President Joe Biden made a plea to media companies to censor certain information contradictory to his administration. 

The NAACP also met with AT&T last year to encourage the company to drop the conservative network.

NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a statement in October of 2021, “AT&T is directly supporting efforts that undermine our democracy and suppress our right to vote. It’s reprehensible.”

Sen. Paul was not alone in condemning DirectTV. Other Republican lawmakers have also slammed the service for dropping One America News.

“The Left’s purge continues: -YouTube demonetizes Dan Bongino. -DirectTV drops One America News. -Twitter suspends Dr. Malone. Who’s next?,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted.

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert pointed out, “pretty convenient that this comes within a week after Biden begged companies to silence ‘misinformation’, meaning his opposition.”

According to a report from Reuters, the bulk of the network’s income comes from AT&T, which owns and operates DirecTV.

One America News will still be available on Verizon Fios and other smaller carriers. It will also be streaming online through the service KloudTV.

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5 responses to “Sen. Rand Paul Says He is Canceling DirectTV Service After They Dropped One America News”

  1. HerrDoktor says:

    Canceled cable TV in 2015 and preach to all my friends the health benefits of following suit. I may have to refresh their memories in response to this event.

  2. JeffersonsRepublic says:

    Do any mainstream media sources have a covid 19 misinformation policy themselves? They want to cancel rogan because of Spotifys policy. Are they willing to implement a policy suspending or permanently removing anyone on their channels for “misinofrmation? ” Would any anchors or bureaucrats be left for them to propagate the narrative.

  3. Startedoveragain says:

    Biden is the chief disseminator of misinformation. I wish someone would censor him. Or how about Sonia Sotomayor?

  4. marblecreekmonarch says:

    Cancelled in 2014 and got rid of television all together. It’s a better life without it!

  5. pandusa says:

    “Undermine our democracy, undermine our democracy.” I hear the chant, I see the puppets, and I wonder who is the puppet master? I wonder…
    I like Rand Paul. I would like to know who HE thinks is running the show.

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