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Local TV News Anchors Required to Read Scripted Pro-Trump Propaganda

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Local news organizations are the most trusted source of information according to the  Pew Research Center’s polling on trust in media, therefore local TV news stations an excellent tool for disseminating propaganda. By the end of this month, Sinclair, nation’s largest owner of such stations, will require all of its local news anchors to condemn “national media outlets” for publishing “fake stories” and “using their platforms to push their own personal bias,” according to  internal documents obtained by CNN. Those documents instruct local news directors to air these criticisms of “biased and false news” — criticisms that, of course, echo the president’s own — over and over again, so as “to create maximum reach and frequency.'  These local news anchors are supplied with a script which they must follow.

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