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Among others, John Oliver skewered Sinclair's campaign during his HBO program, "Last Week Tonight", on Sunday. "More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories... stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first".
Outright nuts, some of the anchors actually looked like they were being held hostage honestly.
The Times noted that previous year Sinclair had asked its stations to air a piece from Scott Livingston, who is now the company's senior vice president of news.
"Sinclair's employee handbook.states that the company 'may monitor, intercept, and review, without further notice, every employee's activities using company's electronic resources and communications systems, '" the Huffington Post reported.
A person in Sinclair management confirmed that tensions are on the rise. The Terrorism Alert Desk about security threats around the world is another regular feature.
President Trump loved the Sinclair script, which echoes Trump's frequent complaints about the media spreading "fake news" stories.
Despite all of the regulation relaxation, the Justice Department is still wrangling with Sinclair over how many stations the company must sell for the merger to be approved. "I felt like a POW recording a message", another said.
"I don't think it's good for free press". It is unclear if any stations have refused to broadcast them.More news: Lifter Gururaja claims a silver, opens India's CWG medal account
"It's naked in the sense that it's forcing people in the news to read something that is a corporate piece of propaganda, in my opinion", she told David.
"You cant be serious!" he wrote.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, also called out Sinclair for its biased coverage and for making reporters attack mainstream media outlets.
In his memo to stations, Livingston described a "Trust and Truth research" project the company did involving a well-known consulting firm called Magid. Republicans are 9 points more likely to watch cable news often, as a point of comparison.
The website Deadspin collected a montage of local anchors throughout the nation conveying the same message.
But some outsiders see it as irresponsible.
"This is nearly forcing local news anchors to lie to their viewers", he said. It has been picked up by political activists, journalists and comedians, among others.
The script also decries some members of the media who us their platforms to "push their own personal bias and agenda", which is "extremely dangerous" to our democracy. The second is it's in the voices of those local news anchors.
After gaining a massive local viewership, if the company keeps brainwashing people with right-wing political messages, it could lead to risky consequences. They pointed out that station Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are receiving criticism about the promos. Some unnamed Sinclair staffers told CNN that they were uncomfortable filming the segments. The new version, however, uses local anchors who are familiar to viewers and may have greater cachet and credibility. The agreement gave Sinclair greater access to Trump and his campaign in exchange for running interviews without commentary, according to Politico.