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Montana Democrat John Heenan is blasting Sinclair Broadcast Group for “using its power to take advantage of journalists” in paid advertisements on local TV stations owned by Sinclair. Heenan, a consumer rights attorney and restaurant owner from Billings, is one of four Democrats challenging incumbent ...
On television stations across the country, news anchors were forced to recite a propaganda piece created by the station owner, the Sinclair Broadcast Group. This group owns 190 TV stations across the country and is acquiring more. Ironically, the piece was about fake news and ended with a line about ...

Sinclair Broadcast Group, continuing to conscript its local TV stations as soldiers in Donald Trump's war on media, has slapped a video attacking CNN at the top of those stations' websites (watch it below). Related · Sinclair TV Host Quits After Tweeting Desire To Sexually Assault Parkland Teen Activist ...
Justin Simmons, a morning TV producer at a Nebraska station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has left his post. “I no longer work at NTV News. Here's why,” the tweet reads, followed by a link to CNN story breaking the resignation news. Simmons cited the ...
Sinclair Broadcast Group runs local broadcast news stations that reach almost 4 of 10 American households. And yet it was a video showing their anchors denouncing "fake news" that got many talking. Sinclair's owners and parts of the local broadcasts have conservative leanings, and critics said the ...
“The journalists who work for Sinclair Broadcast Group are hard-working and dedicated professionals who care deeply about the work that they do,” a spokesperson for the union said. “Over the last couple of days, many of them have been the subject of misdirected criticism for the script Sinclair required ...

Sinclair Broadcast Group owns and operates 193 TV stations across the country, including three stations in Milwaukee: WVTV-TV (Channel 18) and WVTV-2 (Channel 24) in Milwaukee, as well as the Comet digital subchannel 24.2. None of those stations has a newscast. Sinclair also is in the process of ...
Reaction continues to pour in over local anchors being required to read a script attacking "biased and false news" in segments airing on TV stations -- including Portland's KATU -- which are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Calls to Sinclair and to KATU requesting comment haven't been returned as of 5 ...
And critics say the Federal Communications Commission is responsible for enabling and emboldening the right-leaning company behind the scripted content, Sinclair Broadcast Group, in ways that could ultimately hurt conservatives and liberals alike. "The president's FCC, under Ajit Pai, is opening the ...
This screenshot from a video clip, which was compiled from the left-leaning MediaMatters.org, shows journalists from Charleston ABC affiliate WCIV channel 4 reading a controversial script from the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Screenshot. TV owner proposing to sell WMMP in bid to buy Charleston's ABC ...
Trump defends Sinclair Broadcast Group after 'fake news' speeches by local anchors. 12:32 PM ET Mon, 2 April 2018. President Trump says Sinclair Broadcast Group is "far superior" to news outlets such as CNN and "Fake NBC, which is a total joke." Watch CNBC Live TV ...
Posted by Deadspin, the video shows anchors from local stations owned by Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group reading a message that supports President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media. (Here is the link.) All Sinclair stations were required to deliver the message exactly as scripted by ...
John Oliver opened Sunday's Last Week Tonight with an update on his chilling 2017 report about Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has been forcing local news anchors to read propaganda scripts written by the company. Those local anchors are comparing themselves to POW's being forced to record ...
The anchors were forced to read the so-called journalistic responsibility messages word for word by their employer, the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of television stations in the country. The features were one of Sinclair's now infamous “must-run” segments, consisting of ...
John Oliver slammed Sinclair Broadcast Group on Sunday for requiring local anchors to read media-bashing promos. "Nothing says we value independent media like dozens of reporters forced to repeat the same message over and over again like members of a brainwashed cult," Oliver retorted in a ...
TV anchors decrying 'fake' news puts spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast Group. Mon, Apr 02. The country's largest local broadcast group is under fire for requiring local news anchors in dozens of markets to read an identical promo ad script, criticizing “false news” and “fake stories.” Share Video; Facebook · Twitter · E-mail ...
Earlier this year, CNN's Brian Stelter reported that Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of local news stations in the country with over 200 owned or operated, would be requiring local news anchors to read a scripted promo that reflects a mistrust of the media. Some in the news industry expressed ...

On local news stations across the United States last month, dozens of anchors gave the same speech to their combined millions of viewers. It included a warning about fake news, a promise to report fairly and accurately and a request that viewers go to the station's website and comment “if you believe our ...
The company, which owns over 170 television stations across the country, was criticized on social media for attempting to "push their extremely biased agenda." Following reports from CNN's Brian Stelter in early March that Sinclair Broadcasting Group would be requiring local news anchor on their over ...
The Sinclair Broadcast Group has been in talks to enter a $4 billion merger with Tribune Media, but while that deal has been marinating, the broadcast group has been cranking out some very eerie promos that combat “false news” that make local anchors feel more like Stepford anchors. Related.
Anchors at Sinclair Broadcast Group stations were forced to read from the same script decrying "fake stories" and "biased reporting" in the last week. Philly.com reports the script was given to anchors across the country, and echoed a statement made by Scott Livingston, vice president of news at Sinclair.
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. The "must-run" piece aired on March 21 and ...
Television • Sinclair is using the trust built by its local station to advance its political agenda. Scott D. Pierce: Statement mandated by KUTV's right-wing owner only highlights its. (Steve Ruark | AP Photo) In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt ...
Quick! Name the most influential conservative-leaning media company in America. If you said Fox, you're right, of course. But you get extra credit if you knew that the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of local news stations in the country, is right there in the mix — and is by some measures ...
On March 7, CNN reporter Brian Stelter released an investigation of internal documents from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a media conglomerate that owns and operates over 170 television stations, including Utah's KJZZ, KUTV and KMYU. An internal memo sent from Sinclair Broadcast Group to local media ...
Television • It's the latest move from right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group to spread its message. Owner of three Utah TV stations orders anchors to read statement denouncing 'fake news'. (Steve Ruark | AP Photo) In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters ...
Sinclair Broadcast Group logo Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 1st, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share on Friday, March 23rd. This represents a $0.72 annualized ...
According to this story from CNN, the super conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group is requiring local news anchors at their stations to read a PSA about "fake news"—a term that's been used repeatedly by Donald Trump to disparage stories he doesn't agree with. From CNN: Internal documents call the new ...
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Has Sinclair Broadcast Group been forcing its anchors to tape anti-media propaganda? According to CNN's Brian Stelter, the media corporation — which operates nearly 200 local TV stations across the country — has required anchors at its stations to record what the company is terming a “journalistic ...
The Maryland-based broadcast TV juggernaut Sinclair Broadcast Group is making Connected TV and OTT advertising available to local companies on their 193 local TV stations around the country, and this endeavor is being powered by a new partnership announced today with Tru Optik, a data ...
Sinclair Broadcast Group logo Sei Investments Co. decreased its holdings in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) by 1.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 183,678 shares of the company's stock after ...
Sinclair Broadcast Group is selling WGN-TV to a Maryland auto dealer but would remain in control of the station in what critics say is a bid to skirt ownership limits and win federal regulatory approval for its proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. That means “Terrorism Alert Desk” and other ...
WASHINGTON — When Sinclair Broadcast Group announced its intent to buy Tribune Media in a blockbuster merger last May, the company predicted that regulators would quickly wave through the deal. But 10 months later, Sinclair remains locked in a prolonged battle with Justice Department antitrust ...
livingston-scott-sinclair-broadcast-group Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced that Scott Livingston has been promoted to senior vice president of news. Livingston, has been vice president of news since 2012 and currently oversees 73 news-producing stations, the program “Full ...
As part of that investigation, the nature of Pai's relationship with higher-ups at far-right Sinclair Broadcast Group is being scrutinized as the majority of the agency's moves directly benefit the broadcasting giant. Now, a fellow FCC Commissioner is speaking out against Pai and the state of the FCC as a ...
Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to sell Tribune Media's TV stations in New York and Chicago to comply with FCC ownership limits if the $3.9 billion Sinclair-Tribune merger is approved by the FCC and Justice Department. Sinclair disclosed the plan to divest Tribune's WPIX-TV New York, WGN-TV Chicago, ...
The vice president for news for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Scott Livingston, told Poynter that he understands why some people may be concerned that the company asked top managers to contribute to the company's Political Action Committee, but he says he does not believe it is a journalistic conflict of ...
Sinclair Broadcast Group has stirred new outrage among critics of the broadcast TV giant with its effort to sell TV stations in New York and Chicago to secure federal approval for its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. Sinclair surprised the industry last month by unveiling a proposal to sell two of ...
21st Century Fox is closing in on an agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy at least six TV stations, a transaction that stems from Sinclair's pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. The deal is understood to encompass Tribune-owned Fox affiliates in five markets — Seattle, Denver, Salt ...


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