A Look At Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Message To America

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FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.’s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. President Trump is jumping to the defense of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is under fire following the rapid spread of a video showing anchors at its stations across the country reading a script criticizing “fake” news stories. Trump tweeted Monday, April 2, 2018, that it was funny to watch “Fake News Networks” criticizing Sinclair for being biased. AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File

Local television news anchors from across the country have been reciting, word-for-word, an editorial that’s been turning some heads in recent days. The on-air message warns about fake news stories and one-sided reporting, and urges viewers to voice their concerns. It’s all taking place at stations owned or operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest broadcaster. The company can claim just under 200 television stations in the United States, including five in Wisconsin. But some viewers say the company is pushing a right-wing agenda with this message. This hour, a media analyst joins us to break down the intent of Sinclair’s message, the possible implications, and how its being received so far.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Jane Kirtley Guest

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