SINCLAIR huge CONS. MEDIA owner requires its stations to read FAKE NEWS

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    FAKE NEWS? What's that, right? Any GD thing I want it to be! And you will read it.
    Sinclair group is mostly an unknown who has bought up TV stations all over the country but in particular through American heartland. They were allowed buy more fairly recently (I believe that was approved). THEY PEDDLE FAKE NEWS. Period. They FORCE the stations they own to read 'corporate' written news copy.

    It is dangerous. Even for those who are too stupid to understand the ramifications of the same.

    Trump-backing media group now requires anchors to read speeches about ‘fake news’ on-air
    Noor Al-Sibai NOOR AL-SIBAI

    07 MAR 2018 AT 19:06 ET

    Sinclar Broadcast Group, a conservative news network run by a GOP megadonor that may soon own 72 percent of the American media market, has enacted a new set of talking points targeting “fake news” that some employees say sounds like “pro-Trump propaganda.”

    CNN reported Wednesday that Sinclair, which either owns or operates 173 news stations nationwide, circulated internal documents recently instructing anchors to read a script that decries “biased and false news,” a short leap from President Donald Trump’s “fake news” battle cry.

    I’m [we are] extremely proud of the quality, balanced journalism that [proper news brand name of local station] produces,” the script, which anchors are instructed to read to the letter, says. “But I’m [we are] concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.”...

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/tru...fake-news-air/

    Some background...

    'The most dangerous US company you have never heard of": Sinclair ...
    https://www.theguardian.com/.../sinclair-news-media-fox-trump-white-house-circa-bre...
    Aug 17, 2017 - Campaign finance records show the Smith brothers have historically donated overwhelmingly to Republicans. ... David Smith's father, Julian Sinclair Smith, described by the company's official history as “patriarch to the Smith brothers”, founded the company in 1971, and kept a hand in the business until his ...
    Missing: megadonor

    How a giant TV company helped Trump's campaign | Business ...
    www.stltoday.com/...a.../article_c0df171f-8400-5176-b095-853caa7271bf.html
    Dec 23, 2016 - The interviews were a coup for the stations, which eagerly promoted their "one-on-one" encounters with the GOP nominee. They were also an effective way for Trump to .... Sinclair, which is based in the Baltimore suburb of Hunt Valley, was founded by Julian Sinclair Smith in 1971. His four sons are now the ...
    Missing: megadonor
    Fox's Unfamiliar but Powerful Television Rival: Sinclair - The New York ...
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/.../sinclair-media-expansion-fox-conservative-media.htm...
    May 3, 2017 - The largest owner of local TV stations, Sinclair has a history of supporting Republicancauses. ... Founded in 1971 by Julian Sinclair Smith, an electrical engineer who understood the growing importance of broadcast television, Sinclair has expanded from one station serving Baltimore to 173 stations and 81 ...
    Missing: megadonor
     
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    CNN complaining about fake news.

    That's in the dictionary under "irony", right?
     
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    This sounds like conservative idiocy. Undermine the very industry they're in.

    Conservative media has always been the biggest purveyor of fake news, propaganda and lies. They don't even hide it. Opinions are treated as facts.

    There are people who buy into anything that Conservative or Russian backed media will say. That is the unfortunate truth.
     
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    Nope. Just cause Trump calls it fake news, doesn't make it so. But YOU have your marching orders so...
     
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    Da! DA! I am Russian bot
     
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    Thank You, Uncle Vlad for beating Hillary and saving the American Republic!
     
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    OMG OMG OMG this means that the crazy left wingers are only controlling 98% of the Fake News now
     
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    Liberals are such shitfedsheep
     
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    Why are networks even allowed to have stories that are not government approved? That's like unconstitutional or something, right?
     
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    The FOX model.
     

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