Apr 04 2018
Sinclair has "used its 173 television stations to advance a mostly right-leaning agenda since the presidency of George W. Bush", the New York Times reported last May. Sinclair could end up controlling over 230 local stations if the deal is approved.
Dozens of stations belonging to the nation's largest broadcaster have aired video promotions in the last few weeks in which their local on-air news hosts voice concerns about "the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country". "The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media".
The script said "some outlets publish fake stories without checking facts first, and some people in the media push their own biases to control exactly what people think".
So Burke, the video director at Deadspin, pieced together video of anchors at 45 Sinclair-owned stations across the United States, all reading from a script that the Maryland-based company recently distributed to its stations about the perils of "fake news" and how it is "extremely risky to our democracy". Areas covered by a Sinclair station ultimately went for Trump by 19 percentage points, the Post reported today. A number of news websites, as well as HBO's John Oliver, said the promo sets the stage for Sinclair to inject its political views into local news. On Monday, Trump tweeted, "So amusing to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased".
The promotion looks unique in each market, but Sinclair's corporate Hunt Valley, Md. -headquarters scripted and distributed it to its stations.
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San Bruno Police provided updates at 2:30 p.m. local time , and said the situation has ended and three people were injured. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives' San Francisco field division has been dispatched to the scene.
Uehara leads ANA; Thompson, Wie playing in afternoon
While Korda wouldn't recommend the pain that came with her surgery, she said there has been something transforming about it. The distance disparity was particularly pronounced on the par-4 12th when Thompson cracked a 348-yarder 72 yards past Wie.
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Sanaa likes singing when she's not acting, and even recorded a song called Emotional in 2015 for her film The Perfect Guy. In the track, Queen Bey raps: "If they're tryna party with the queen, they gon' have to sign a nondisclosure".
Sinclair did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.
During the 2016 presidential election, Sinclair stations "gave a disproportionate amount of neutral or favorable coverage to Trump during the campaign" while airing stories on Hillary Clinton, a December Washington Post analysis showed.
In a followup story Monday on CNN.com, Stelter noted how the viral video ignited the issue and quoted another Sinclair journalist, an investigative reporter, who said, "It sickens me the way this company is encroaching upon trusted news brands in rural markets".
Sinclair earlier this year initiated a policy of having anchors at its stations across the country read a warning about false reports in mainstream media, using terms favored by Trump.
Rob Braun and Cammy Dierking read the Sinclair-ordered script in the first 10 minutes of every newscast (which I clocked at 80 seconds), cutting into news time. "Chicago's Very Own, not owned", Hoover said on Twitter.
"Sinclair is going way beyond the norm to dictate a branding strategy that is also a political platform", Samuel Freedman, a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism told Newsweek. Those promotions featured Livingston, the Sinclair news executive, who criticized "the troubling trend of irresponsible and one-sided news stories plaguing our country". (NASDAQ:SBGI). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt owns 0% invested in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Apr 04 2018
Lawyer sentenced to prison for lying to special counsel investigators
According to the Associated Press, van der Zwaan's attorneys sought for him to pay a fine and leave the country as a sentence. Van der Zwaan last June married Eva Khan, the daughter of Khan.
Apr 01 2018
Cavs' James on brink of breaking Jordan's mark
An avid sports fan, James said all of those streaks are meaningful. "It's a pretty cool achievement". On Saturday, James wrote on Instagram that he is "humbled and grateful to be linked with the greats".
Apr 01 2018
April Fools' Day 2018 epic tweets
Some believe the day dates as far back as the Roman times, and the Roman festival of "Hilaria", which was celebrated on March 25. April Fool's Day is celebrated on 1st April, and is meant to have fun by sharing practical jokes and pranks with people.
Mar 31 2018
Apple Health Records Solution Spreads to 39 Health Systems
What it actually does is simply monitor the battery and informs the user if the ' performance management feature ' is active. If you ever need to restore your device (or a new one) from backup, plug it into this computer and open iTunes to do so.
Mar 31 2018
Stephens rallies for spot in final
Collins, No. 93 in the world for a few more days, will more than double her career earnings when the money from Miami arrives. Juan Martin del Potro and Venus Williams headlined the group in action in the quarterfinals.
Mar 30 2018
Facebook: Making it easier for users' to find their privacy tools
The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy policies or the types of data it gathers about its users. Facebook archive lets you download all the content you have ever published on Facebook .
Mar 29 2018
Asansol violence: Situation under control, says police
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier on Wednesday warned that "Hooliganism will not be tolerated". Considering the present security scenario, Centre had also offered assistance to paramilitary forces.
Mar 29 2018
Russians mourn at first funerals for mall fire victims as fury m
Bastrykin also told Putin that a teacher had left a whole class of children alone in a games room while she shopped. He is one of two arrested and three detained in connection with the case so far.
Mar 28 2018
Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delayed to 2019
The film will add a few new characters to round out the movie, as well as make it scarier, overhauling the majority of the film. Moving towards that February 2019 slot is X-Men: Dark Phoenix , that had been previously inked in for November 2 of this year.
Mar 28 2018
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian staff in solidarity with United Kingdom over Salisbury attack
Western nations have expelled more than 130 Russian diplomats in a show of solidarity with Britain over the nerve agent attack. It goes without saying that this unfriendly move by this group of countries will not go unnoticed, and we will respond to it.
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