Sinclair Media: This isn't biased propaganda at all..

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31 Mar 2018, 3:51 pm

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31 Mar 2018, 9:07 pm

Sounds like right wing news is getting a little cultish these days.


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01 Apr 2018, 4:13 pm

Different version with different clips from the same broadcasts:

https://www.facebook.com/TheRealRedElep ... 747246361/


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01 Apr 2018, 9:50 pm

Hmm, and the FCC is in the final stages of reviewing Sinclair’s $3.9B takeover of Tribune Media that would add another 33+ TV channels to their right wing propaganda empire..

http://ow.ly/SN3T30jg79i


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01 Apr 2018, 11:01 pm

Another article about it:

http://www.fbnewspost.com/dangerous-to-our-democracy/

Apparently CNN interviewed some of these news anchors and they spilled some info about internal communications from corporate that told them what to say word for word and that it had been tested and proven effective etc as well as told them exactly how to dress. The whole thing is clearly manufactured propaganda. Fake news is real..


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02 Apr 2018, 10:30 am

There's right-wing....there's left-wing....and then there's the Truth.



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02 Apr 2018, 3:29 pm

Of COURSE Trump had to tweet about it! :lol: (click link to also watch videos embedded in article)

https://mic.com/articles/188724/donald- ... .TNwLvAAH0

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Donald Trump draws more attention to Sinclair’s “fake news” promos with tweet slamming media
By Emily C. Singer | 4h ago
President Donald Trump on Monday defended media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “fake news” promotional spots, which forced local television anchors from Sinclair-owned local television stations across the country to mimic Trump’s attacks on the press.

“So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”


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So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.
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A video mashup of anchors from Sinclair-owned stations reading from the same script decrying “fake” news went viral over the weekend, and was covered by national news outlets. CNN’s Brian Stelter, a media columnist, covered the Sinclair promos on his show on Sunday. “It’s another example of how this company’s politics are trickling down to local stations,” Stelter said.

Trump’s Monday morning tweet effectively drew more attention to the controversy around the spots.

Sinclair, which owns more than 190 local news stations covering roughly 40% the country, has a conservative slant thanks to its ownership.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, struck a deal with Sinclair in 2016 to have the company’s stations give more favorable coverage to Trump. Sinclair hired former Trump campaign aide Boris Epshteyn, who films pro-Trump segments that the company forces its stations to run.

The viral script that local anchors were forced to read tracks closely to the attacks Trump has made on the media.

“We are concerned about a troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country,” the anchors say in the script. “The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media. More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories without checking facts first.”



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How America's largest local TV owner turned its news anchors into soldiers in Trump's war on the media: https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-a ... 1824233490
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John Oliver also drew attention to the Sinclair spots Sunday night on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, calling them “propaganda.”

Aside from highlighting the promotional spots, Oliver also touched on other Sinclair pieces that ran — including an investigation into the “deep state” that Trump conspiracy theorists think is trying to undermine the president.


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“When you see just how many local stations were forced to read it, and you watch them together, as many have been doing online in the past couple of days, you begin to realize the true effect of Sinclair’s reach and power,” Oliver said.

He added, “Nothing says we value independent media like dozens of reporters forced to repeat the same message over and over again like members of a brainwashed cult.”

Sinclair is currently in negotiations for a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, which owns 42 local TV stations.


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02 Apr 2018, 3:34 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
There's right-wing....there's left-wing....and then there's the Truth.


... yeah but the left is usually closer to the truth.

I find that lefties will usually oversimplify the truth ... whereas conservatives just plain get it completely wrong.


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02 Apr 2018, 7:59 pm

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Jon Oliver has definitely learned his lessons on satirizing the news during his stint at The Daily Show. He and Samantha Bee, another alum, can deliver accurate, reliable news wrapped up in comedy.


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02 Apr 2018, 8:15 pm

Reminds me of the propaganda news in the movie V for Vendetta, its certainly a bit creepy.


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