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This Is Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy

Published: March 31, 2018
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Earlier today Newsweek reported:

The United States' largest owner of television stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, mandated that its outlets run a segment on the so-called deep state that was produced by a former reporter for the Russian propaganda outlet RT, according to a new report. 

The "must-run" piece aired on March 21 and featured Sebastian Gorka, the former adviser to President Donald Trump, lamenting the existence of a deep state—a popular conspiracy theory in some circles that longtime career public servants in the government are working to subvert the U.S. government. Trump has repeatedly complained about such a mysterious rogue network. 

Now, The Inquirer reports:

Several local Pennsylvania newscasts sounded similar this week, as anchors at Sinclair Broadcast Group stations were forced to read from the same script decrying “fake stories” and “biased reporting.”

The script, which anchors at stations across the country were required to read, echoes announcements that aired last year by Scott Livingston, the vice president of news at Sinclair, which accused the national news media of publishing “fake news stories.”

From Reddit/Youtube:

It seems that Sinclair Broadcast Group have a message to tell...

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This Is Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy [cryptogon]

Watch countless American news anchors mindlessly intone the same propaganda script [boingboing.net]

Anchors at Sinclair stations in Pa. forced to read same script about 'one-sided news' [philly.com]

MEDIA GIANT SINCLAIR HIRED REPORTER FROM RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA OUTLET RT WHO PRODUCED ‘MUST-RUN’ ‘DEEP STATE’ SEGMENT [newsweek]

Sinclair Broadcast Group: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

 

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