How San Diego Incubates White Extremism with One America News

by on July 26, 2021 · 4 comments

in Civil Rights, San Diego

By Jean Guerrero / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2021

The pro-Trump cable propaganda network One America News is headquartered in a sandy-colored building in the San Diego sun.

It doesn’t look like the epicenter of a collective delusion in which Trump remains president, the COVID-19 vaccine is deadly and “illegal aliens” are destroying the country.

But OAN, launched in 2013 by Louisiana-born technology magnate Robert Herring, is the latest chapter in San Diego’s history as a hotbed of white paranoid extremism. The network has become Trump’s favorite Big Lie megaphone about the “stolen” presidential election. In March, Pearson Sharp, one of its star correspondents, said in a report, “There’s still serious doubts about who’s actually president.” In another, he suggested COVID-19 vaccines are causing mass deaths. He has also said “hordes of illegal aliens” are “turning real Americans into second-class citizens,” and called Biden’s immigration policies “nation-killing.”

The diverse border city of San Diego has long been a magnet for white extremists. The Ku Klux Klan arrived a century ago to terrorize Mexicans. In 1980, the KKK’s Tom Metzger won a county district’s Democratic nomination. He lost the primary, but launched White Aryan Resistance, and a cable TV show.

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For earlier OB Rag posts on OAN, go here and here

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie July 27, 2021 at 9:20 pm

I understand the link doesn’t work unless you have an LAT sub.


Peter from South O July 27, 2021 at 10:52 pm

The “for the balance of this article” one lets you access, but LAT only lets you read five articles per 30 day period.


Peter from South O August 2, 2021 at 11:51 pm

One should worry more about KUSI than OAN. KUSI has a bigger local audience and has become the OAN of broadcast news right here in San Diego.
Take a look at their web site if you haven’t lately. It is a horrendous stain on our City.


Peter from South O August 10, 2021 at 5:33 pm

FINALLY! Perhaps this will bankrupt the chancre in Rose Canyon once and for all!


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