Sure Sounds Like Sinclair Broadcasting Just Gave Local Anchors Mandatory Trump Talking Points

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Sinclair Broadcasting Corp., a conservative propaganda device that has actually ended up being the biggest broadcast business in the United States, is now requiring regional TELEVISION anchors to check out something the business has actually called “anchor delivered journalistic responsibility messages”– messages that deride the “false news” in the “national media” and frame Sinclair-owned TELEVISION stations as impartial guardians of the fact.

CNN talked to anchors who shared their pain with the messages, which are set to start airing later on in March. “I felt like a POW recording a message,” one anchor informed CNN.

However, inning accordance with files gotten by CNN, the business is going to fantastic lengths to look like though they are not injecting American houses with MAGA propaganda:

“Talent should dress in jewel tones — however they should not look political in their dress or attire,” among the files states. “Avoid total red, blue and purples dresses and suits. Avoid totally red, blue and purple ties, the goal is to look apolitical, neutral, nonpartisan yet professional. Black or charcoal suits for men…females should wear yellow, gold, magenta, cyan, but avoid red, blue or purple.”

Clothing options aside, Sinclair has actually pressed unusual pro-Trump sectors from previous White House staffer Boris Epshteyn on regional news desks; in addition to “must-run” material about popular conservative fury points, like something called a “Terrorism Alert Desk.” Pending approval from the Sinclair-aligned FCC is a $4 billion merger in between Sinclair and Tribune Media, which would put Sinclair messaging into three-quarters of American homes.


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