Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sinclair Broadcasting, Not Fox News, is Becoming the Truest Heir to Roger Ailes' Conservative News Legacy

For those worried about the rise of propaganda in America, this is a troubling development.

By Nicole Hemmer

This April, a reporter for a Sinclair-owned TV station revealed that she was fired for refusing to add conservative talking-points to a climate change story. This followed weeks of controversy, including revelations that the media giant had forced local news anchors to read identical scripts denouncing, in Trump-like fashion, “fake” news.

More recently, in a speech this May, Hillary Clinton specifically called out Sinclair (alongside Fox News) for "delivering propaganda."

Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the largest owner of local television stations in America, is still not a household name like, for example, Fox News. Yet it may be the truest heir to former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes’s original vision of conservative news programming. 

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Source: NBC News 

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