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Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:05 AM

I had noticed that my favorite local news was seeming more conservative. Crap!

For quite a while now it seems like any time there is a politically volatile issue, they give a disproportionate amount of air time to the conservative "take" on the issue. Then they allow a much shorter alternative viewpoint, if at all. This station has always bragged about "getting the facts."
So I just googled Sinclair and looked at a listing of their stations. Sure enough, WCYB, channel 5, Bristol, VA, was purchased by Sinclair in 2017.
I guess I'll be watching channel 11 from now on. Fine with me.

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Reply I had noticed that my favorite local news was seeming more conservative. Crap! (Original post)
dameatball Apr 2018 OP
Hortensis Apr 2018 #1
DylanUSC Apr 2018 #2
dameatball Apr 2018 #3
left-of-center2012 Apr 2018 #4
kimbutgar Apr 2018 #5
OliverQ Apr 2018 #6
OhNo-Really Apr 2018 #7
MagickMuffin Apr 2018 #8
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2018 #9

Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:15 AM

1. Vote" with your remote. Sorry, but

good for you for checking and doing something about it.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:26 AM

2. Twitter in Shock Over Video Showing Local TV Anchors Forced to Read Script About Fake News

 

Twitter users responded in disbelief and anger over a video compilation of local news anchors across the country being forced to read a script reportedly created by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of television stations nationwide.

In the script, reporters are made to describe “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country,” claiming some outlets publish stories “without checking facts first” and certain members of the media “push their own personal bias and agenda.”

The haunting video was posted by Deadspin on Saturday after reports emerged about Sinclair’s script and requirement for all of its stations to broadcast “must-run” conservative segments.

Link: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/twitter-in-shock-over-video-showing-local-tv-anchors-forced-to-read-script-about-fake-news/

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Response to DylanUSC (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:30 AM

3. Yes, I saw that, which was what made things add up. So I checked and sho nuff.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 10:47 AM

5. Ugh all the ones in California are red parts of state

Nunes and Kevin McCarthy areas of California.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 10:49 AM

6. This Sinclair thing is really scary.

 

It's straight up right-wing state-run propaganda. Between them and Fox, the country will be even more brainwashed.

How do we fight against this? Trump's approval rating is going up still. I have a bad feeling that Republicans are going to maintain power and Trump will get re-elected. This country is doomed.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:42 AM

7. Boycott advertisers

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:35 PM

8. Lucky for me DFW hasn't sold out yet.


But all the news stations in the area are somewhat conservative.


I did find it interesting that sinclair buys a lot of stations in bright red areas. Easier to brainwash the sullied.


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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:47 PM

9. Same with my local (Albany, NY) CBS affiliate

I never watch their news, anyway, but I always tune in at 11:30 to catch Stephen Colbert.

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