Website Crashes for Tiny TV Network in Advance of Its Donald Trump Interview

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A website for a small cable network that will feature Sarah Palin talking with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush crashed hours before the interviews were set to take place.

Little-known One America News Network acknowledged the outage at 3:45 p.m. PT on Friday, citing widespread anticipation in the interviews.

“So much interest in the interview of Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz tonight by Sarah Palin at 10 pm EST that you crashed the oann.com website! It will be up shortly – Thank you for the interest in One America News Network,” read the post.

Despite the fact OAN is only available in 12 million U.S. households, the interview is generating tremendous interest largely on the drawing power of Trump. Then there’s the appeal of Palin, who is serving as guest host for the OAN series “On Point.”

In addition to its TV home, OAN is also available for streaming via an app on Roku and Amazon Fire.

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  1. TJ says:

    Let’s look at this another way….What if Donald Trump has no expectations of getting the Republican nomination? Maybe all of his blustering is more to make himself the voice of a disillusioned voter base, which he can then turn into a selling point for his own news network to compete with Fox News? I won’t be surprised if he moves to purchase this fledgling, little-known, One America News Network before it’s all over…..Just a thought.

  2. Lisa says:

    It’s funny how Americans get all riled up about politics. Much like the Italians and their football. Not everything has to do with whether you’re Republican or Liberal but somehow, even on this board, the disappearance of a child started a political debate. Ridiculous!

  3. Democrats and Republicans have really screwed this country up. I sincerely hope Mr.Trump wins and turns this car around.

    – We don’t protect our borders
    – Riots go completely unchallenged which only encourages more riots
    – Entitlements are out of control
    – Health insurance rates for the middle class are over $500/month. Compare this with my $25/month car insurance from Insurance Panda…. Private enterprise is the way to go. Stay out of my health insurance, Obama!
    – We are $20,000,000,000,000.00 in debt when other now extinct parties made us the wealthiest country on the planet, etc, I have to go to work ! Bye bye.

    Trump 2016

  4. Sarah will be the peacemaker after this raucous primary!

  5. labman57 says:

    Trump and the “Whining Wannabe from Wasilla” regard any reporter or interviewer who has the temerity to hold them accountable for their previously stated positions to be a bullying, biased member of a left-wing conspiracy, and they view any question for which they are unwilling or unable to provide an honest, substantive answer to be a “gotcha” question.

    Bottom line: Donald and Sarah need to give us advanced warning whenever they decide to share their political insights and self-assessments … so that we have a chance to fetch our shovels and hip waders.

  6. chipswun29 says:

    Bernie Sanders 2016!

  7. P.T. says:

    Any scheme involving Princess Bible Spice of the Northwords is sure to backfire. Nice try Talibangelicals and teapotters.

  8. Could be a sign from God?

  9. Jason says:

    The drawing power of palin? Really ? Uhhh really ? Cuz of Donald wasn’t there people would care about ms. Alaska ? Stop

    • c8m says:

      The view counts for Governor Palin’s videos on One America News are about 100 times higher than what OAN videos usually get. Her appearances at CPAC generate the most interest and she is widely credited with helping to form the majorities that the GOP now holds in Congress. Both Senator Rand Paul and Ted Cruz personally credited her on the show with their election victories.

      I personally recorded and watched the whole week and have started watching OAN more. They had terrific documentaries this weekend on Islam and ISIS. I feel like I learn a lot more watching that network than FNC or CNN.

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