This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

Submitted by zk on March 31, 2018 - 10:43pm.

Dangerous, indeed.

Sinclair Broadcasting saying that fake news on social media being broadcast on TV news without fact checking is extremely dangerous to our democracy is like trump saying that kim jong un is nutty. The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

The worst part is the insidiousness of it. People think they're just getting the local news. But they're being fed right-wing talking points. And these newscasters (being, some of them, good at their jobs) sound so earnest. Like this is something that they came up with on their own and which is very dear to their sweet, concerned little hearts. Viewers trust Jill, the local news lady, and take to heart what she has to say.

At least with fox, some people can see that it's just blatant propaganda. But you start broadcasting this on your local station, and people have no idea that the product that their local news team is putting out is, in fact, also propaganda.

Submitted by harvey on April 2, 2018 - 8:55am.

The OP video is a montage of local stations owned by a company called Sinclair Broadcast Group.

But not to worry. Our president as assured us that there's nothing creepy or Owellian about it.

This morning's headline article on Fox News:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/...

Trump tweeted: “So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”

It's not a problem.

Because the other guy is worse.

Because I say so.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 3, 2018 - 12:25pm.

I don't watch local news because of the stupid crime stories.
But to think that news anchors would just read scripts handed down by corporate. A discrace to journalism.

Submitted by harvey on April 16, 2018 - 1:54pm.

I'd love to be witness to what is going on in the Fox News spin department right now:

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/art...

Trump's Personal Lawyer Names Mystery Client in Court: Sean Hannity

The President of the United States has the same lawyer as the largest media company's leading mouthpiece. A lawyer that only has a few clients. And they all fought hard to keep it a secret.

Meh, fake news, liberal media, both sides are the same...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 17, 2018 - 12:43pm.

harvey wrote:
I'd love to be witness to what is going on in the Fox News spin department right now:

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/art...

Trump's Personal Lawyer Names Mystery Client in Court: Sean Hannity

The President of the United States has the same lawyer as the largest media company's leading mouthpiece. A lawyer that only has a few clients. And they all fought hard to keep it a secret.

Meh, fake news, liberal media, both sides are the same...

And Sean Hannity wants to claim that Cohen wasn't his lawyer, in which case there is no attorney-client privilege.

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