It will be called One America News Network and will debut July 4. Newsbusters reports:
One America News Network has a two-tier mission: providing opinion-free straight news reporting and right-leaning talk shows.
“It is getting really hard to find just the reliable, credible, fact-based news with substance,” said Charles Herring, president of Herring Broadcasting, in an interview from CPAC, where he was setting up for the announcement. “The second component is to provide a platform where more voices can be heard, voices that are ignored, libertarian and conservative voices.”
Herring is looking to present old-fashioned, unbiased, straight down the middle reporting with commentary clearly separated from the news:
“The news used to be you would confirm your source multiple times, you would report the fact, and you would leave it up to the viewer to determine what we should or should not do. That is missing,” he said.
“Cable networks, many of them, have blurred the line between delivering the news and information and delivering the personal views of the host,” he added. “Nothing wrong with either one, but we just believe that they should be separated, and we are going to do that.”
Herring said the company is preparing to pour tens of millions of dollars into the network and hiring for about news positions in a new Washington, D.C., office that will open in the Washington Times building. The network hopes to put reporters from the right-leaning daily on air regularly, he said.
“We are really looking for a more substantive debate,” he said. “Why does somebody believe what they believe? No yelling, no shouting, no asking one question trying to define a subject, but really trying to get down to the core of why people believe what they believe. Having people express their views make them think more.”
Sounds good. There is certainly room for more conservative voices on television.