Is the Sinclair Media anchor script 'extremely dangerous to our democracy'?
Seattle’s KOMO and other local affiliates were swept up in controversy after they were required to read a script written by the conservative Sinclair Media Group, which owns 200 local stations across the country. This Deadspin video captured the eerie repetition.
Should you worry about the politicization of television news? Bob Garfield, host of On The Media, and David Kroman of Crosscut sat down with Bill Radke to discuss.
There's a script that anchors from television stations owned by the conservative @WeAreSinclair Media Group were required to read on air. @Crosscut's @KromanDavid (who has been following this on @komonews in Seattle) and @onthemedia's @Bobosphere.— KUOW Public Radio (@KUOW) April 3, 2018
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.@Bobosphere: It is masquerading as the work of individual journalists just sharing what's on their mind. It isn't that. It is propaganda, written from a distance corporate headquarters, and imposed on what could be more than half the population.— KUOW Public Radio (@KUOW) April 3, 2018
It's sinister. #KUOWRecord