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How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

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  • Want to get chills? 30 different news reports all synced up, reading the exact same Sinclair script. Yes, “this is extremely dangerous to our democracy.“

  • We all knew something like this was coming but it still has the impact of making you throw up in your mouth regardless of how prepared one might have been. It’s both terrifying and disgusting. I can only hope that millions of viewers take KOMO up on its offer: “If you believe our coverage is unfair please

    We all knew something like this was coming but it still has the impact of making you throw up in your mouth regardless of how prepared one might have been. It’s both terrifying and disgusting. I can only hope that millions of viewers take KOMO up on its offer: “If you believe our coverage is unfair please reach out to us by going to KOMOnews.com and clicking on CONTENT CONCERNS”.

  • If this happened in Russia or China, we'd call it state-run propaganda.

  • From Seattle, so I've been keeping up with the KOMO stuff. People have been aware of Sinclair Media's meddling with the editorial fiber of KOMO for a while (thanks, local media) and it's negatively affecting their public image. Viewers go over to the main competitor channel, KING. If this customer behavior

    From Seattle, so I've been keeping up with the KOMO stuff. People have been aware of Sinclair Media's meddling with the editorial fiber of KOMO for a while (thanks, local media) and it's negatively affecting their public image. Viewers go over to the main competitor channel, KING. If this customer behavior happens in other markets that would send Sinclair a message. Often, people care more about their local channels than national ones, because of the emotions from growing up with them.

    Also, most consumers aren't aware of how brand names (like FOX, ABC, NBC etc) are licensed for the local news market. They might think CBS holds this attitude when it's communicated by a Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate. Scary, like everyone's saying.

  • Sinclair Media is a very formidable corporation.

  • words fail me here. this is just flat out terrifying....what's more chilling is this email from a station director: "Let me be absolutely clear here...These MUST run. If they do not, my job is on the line. I dont say that to scare you by any means but I do say this so you understand how serious [Sinclaire

    words fail me here. this is just flat out terrifying....what's more chilling is this email from a station director: "Let me be absolutely clear here...These MUST run. If they do not, my job is on the line. I dont say that to scare you by any means but I do say this so you understand how serious [Sinclaire] is about this project."

  • Sinclair is challenging the status quo where national media has lost it's credibility. It will be effective in undermining the now discredited thought leadership of what used to be the paragons of journalistic virtue. Karma comes to reportage...

  • To me the most upsetting part is reading about how many of these journalists didn't want to do this and were made to do it anyway. People's livelihoods are being used to compromise the integrity of the news.

  • I don’t care if it’s the same script. The important part is that it’s true and the message is much needed. Hopefully media will check facts before doing stories and stop the fake news. And people will stop repeating stuff they hear without checking facts for themselves or use their little brains before

    I don’t care if it’s the same script. The important part is that it’s true and the message is much needed. Hopefully media will check facts before doing stories and stop the fake news. And people will stop repeating stuff they hear without checking facts for themselves or use their little brains before spreading the fake stories.

  • Welcome to our new world where the are no morals or values just people trying to make a buck. Where caring for others is obsolete and the man at the top of the food chain is a pu**y grabbing, adulerating, womanizer who lies and cheats to his advantage. Yes America you made this happen for us aren't you proud!