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Sinclair could bring its 'fake news' crusade to a Dallas station soon

Sinclair could bring its 'fake news' crusade to a Dallas station soon

In Kentucky, Amy McGrath, a Democratic candidate for the state's sixth congressional district tweeted she was pulling campaign ads from the Lexington, Ky. The company owns ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox outlets, and the Sinclair branding is not always clear.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti said "this provision is very likely unenforceable".

And in Cincinnati, City Councilman P.G.

It is therefore far easier for any local television news station to get a point of view across to both sides of the aisle in a way that it isn't for other types of news organizations. "Creepy, cult-ish, and way too propagandistic for my taste", the Democrat said in tweet Sunday.

Sinclair Broadcasting Group is the country's largest broadcaster, owning or operating 193 television stations.

The statement pointed to a Monmouth University Polling Institute study which found that more than three quarters of Americans believed traditional media outlets report "fake news".

Another late-night comic, Jimmy Kimmel, tweeted a link to the Deadspin video and commented, "This is extremely risky to our democracy" - an ironic echo of a line from Sinclair's promotional script and one that Burke repeated in his video. Slightly more from these groups rely on cable news.

Scott Livingston, Sinclair's senior vice president of news, pushed back against the negative criticism.

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"The Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are anxious about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast", the commander-in-chief tweeted.

The president clearly appreciates that support, writing on Monday morning, "Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke". Only Sinclair forces those trusted local journalists to lend their credibility to shoddy reporting and commentary that, if it ran in other countries, we would rightly dismiss as state propaganda.

Employees at Sinclair affiliates tell HuffPost that the "fake news" script is in keeping with a culture fostered by their parent company that often makes them uneasy, forcing them to choose between their own journalistic standards and the ability to do their jobs and put food on their tables. Deadspin said the anchors looked like hostages recording videos to prove they are alive.

"Disgusted", is how one newsroom employee at WJLA, Sinclair's flagship station in Washington, summed up the internal reaction on Monday.

As those anchors read on air, "Some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think".

"Sinclair's probably the most unsafe company most people have never heard of", said Michael Copps, the chairman of Federal Communications Commission under George W. Bush.

"The promos served no political agenda", Sinclair said in a pre-statement intro on its website, "and represented nothing more than an effort to differentiate our award-winning news programming from other, less reliable sources of information". Pro-President Trump commentaries from Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump campaign adviser, are another "must-run" feature. Republicans say change was overdue for the outmoded restrictions. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

In July 2017, Oliver blasted the broadcaster's conservative-leaning practices and its "must-run" video segments made for local stations.


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