|Right wing propaganda dominates the local news. Sinclair Broadcast Group will place its propaganda and the awful TBD Network in 54 million homes.|
On Last Week Tonight, comedian John Oliver remarks on the potential merger of two media groups.
He said that this deal could make it a top-tier for promoting conservative propaganda.
Sinclair Broadcasting Group is a Maryland based company that owns local television stations in the country. Sinclair is trying to acquire Tribune Media, the owners of The Chicago Tribune.
Sinclair is about to distribute its propaganda into your local news. Sinclair's programming is slanted so far to the right, it actually could usurp Fox News as the choice of conservatives.
Oliver remarked that some local news stations were given "must runs," which included right wing video op-eds from Mark Hyman and former Trump consultant Boris Epstein.
He also noted that local anchors were saying the same talking point about the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn, the disgraced National Security Adviser who failed to disclose his close contacts with Russian operatives.
"If the opinions were confined just to the commentary or to the ad breaks that would be one thing. But Sinclair can sometimes dictate the content of your local newscast as well. And in contrast to Fox News -- a clearly conservative outlet where you basically know what you're getting -- with Sinclair they're injecting Fox-worthy content into the mouths of your local news anchors," said Oliver.
On Sundays, you have Sheryl Attkisson who hosts Full Measure, an investigative program that promotes conservative talking points.
Sinclair Media has also purchased this obscure website called Circa News. It turned Circa News into a propaganda outlet suited for all things Donald J. Trump.
The official softball of the Trump corporation is promoting Sara Carter, a whataboutist who works as a contributor on Circa News.
Sooner or later, Sean "Softball" Hannity may exit Fox News. He's found a fixation with Carter.
I only assume that once the softball strikes out with Fox News, he'll join Sinclair Broadcasting Group to host a program on local affiliates.
Anyway, our local affiliates here are owned by Sinclair. I hardly watch the local news anymore.
Our local affiliate just put on this crappy TBD Network to replace the more reasonable GritTV.