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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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 03 2018
Snow Falls Across Harlem During Spring Storm
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Apr 03 2018
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Apr 02 2018
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.
Apr 01 2018
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As the third-largest steel exporter to the US, South Korea had a lot to lose from the 25 per cent tariffs. The change in tactics could be an attempt to ease pressure from heavy sanctions and improve its economy.
Mar 30 2018
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Australia head coach Darren Lehmann will quit his role following the ball tampering scandal which has engulfed his team. Cricket Australia, however, is expected to officially confirm the announcement of their penalties later today.
Mar 30 2018
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The force also encouraged local businesses, communities and visitors to continue to be its "extra eyes and ears". Harry and his American actress fiancee are set to tie the knot at Windsor Castle, west of London , on May 19.
Mar 30 2018
Malala Yousafzai Makes Emotional Return To Pakistan 6 Years After Assassination Attempt
He was speaking at a ceremony in honor of Malala at the Prime Minister Office in Islamabad today (Thursday). "It is your home. She says: "It is now actually happening and I am here" and that she will continue to campaign for the education of girls.
Mar 28 2018
Gundogan: Germany paying no mind to 7-1 ahead of Brazil match
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Mar 28 2018
Uber Is Leaving Southeast Asia
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Mar 27 2018
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