Sunday, April 1, 2018

Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy

Sinclair's script for stations

In case anybody wants to know more about what's going on:
Last April, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, led the charge for his agency to approve rules allowing television broadcasters to greatly increase the number of stations they own. A few weeks later, Sinclair Broadcasting announced a blockbuster $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media — a deal those new rules made possible.
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.
As scripted, the promos decry "fake stories" from national news outlets -- echoing President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric about "fake news."

These videos have been taken down and censored. If this gets removed let me know in comments and I will find another. If you want to learn more about this here is John Oliver segment about Sinclair. He does a good job explaining things.

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