"Trump tweeted that the "'Fakers' at CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!" The group says it found at least 62 Sinclair stations reaching 29 states and the District of Columbia that have broadcast their own versions of the scripted segment.
A Sinclair executive says he finds it curious that the company would be attacked for asking news people to remind the audience that unsubstantiated stories exist on social media. More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories... stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first.
Perhaps the most chilling part of the Sinclair script is the section which reads "Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control "exactly what people think".This is extremely risky to a democracy". "This is extremely risky to democracy".
On the show's most recent episode, however, Oliver had new reason to wade back in Sinclair's murky waters.
Journalists in local USA markets are chafing at the company's requirements, including a new promotional campaign that echoes President Donald Trump's anti-media rhetoric. "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver highlighted Sinclair in 2017, focusing on its "must runs", scripts or segments that the company's stations are ordered to air.
INSKEEP: The Deadspinvideo played anchor after anchor after anchor saying this is extremely risky to our democracy, eventually raising the question of what actually was so unsafe to our democracy here.
The company is awaiting federal approval for its proposed $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media, a deal that would add Tribune's 42 TV stations to Sinclair's portfolio.
Speaking to Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear, Tim Karr, senior director of strategy and communications at Free Press, explained that this behavior isn't exactly new since Sinclair has a history of using its network of local stations "to push its own political agenda".
Sinclair did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.
"It was a standard package, but an extended package, extended story where you'd hear more directly from candidate on the issue instead of hearing all the spin and all the rhetoric", Sinclair spokesman Scott LivingstontoldPolitico.
Philly.com writer Rob Tornoe captured video from the three Pennsylvania news stations that aired Sinclair's promo.
He did not accompany Elizabeth to a church service on Maundy Thursday because of the hip problem, a royal source said last week. He retired from public life previous year but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside Queen Elizabeth.
USA stocks were close to break-even by late morning, a recovery from an initial drop sparked by fears of a trade war with China . The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 230.94 points, or 1 percent, to 24,264.30, after a swing of more than 700 points.
The Cavs, who have been ravaged by injuries all season, hardly missed a beat without Lue, going 8-1 under assistant Larry Drew. Wizards: Wall lost weight during his recovery, and coach Scott Brooks said that should help the All-Star going forward.
The show will go on with or without him". "And when cage close , when cage close, I'm going to give him a hard 25 minutes". He injured, I injured. 'And Conor is not the guy I want to throw in as a late replacement fighter.
He said that out of fear of the Modi wave, parties with different ideologies are coming together to contest elections. Shah answered and said that the people of the country are questioning on Congress' rule of four generations.
Meanwhile, jihadist groups, rebels and their families relocated out of the Eastern Ghouta area and into other rebel-held areas. Jaish al-Islam has not confirmed any deal with the Syrian government over eastern Ghouta.
The BCCI brass is expecting that a clear victor will emerge by late afternoon tomorrow. "Every bidder has its threshold". During the five rounds of bidding that took place on the first day, the bid ended at ₹4,442 crore.
Four years ago, a previous version of SpaceShipTwo broke apart in midair during a powered test flight, killing one of two pilots. A data review is next on the cards, before another flight will be carried out. "Space feels tantalizingly close now", he added.
The judge said Park had shown "no sign of repentance" but had instead tried to shift the blame to Choi and her secretaries. Choi, the daughter of a South Korean cult leader, was sentenced to 20 years in jail on 18 charges in February.
The 50-day moving average is perceived to be the dividing line between a stock that is technically healthy and one that is not. Sears shares were trading 4.5 percent higher and Delta shares were trading 0.9 percent higher midday on Thursday.
Markets Now: Stocks Gain Steam on Trade War Relief
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Another flare-up in trade tensions between the USA and China sent the stock market sharply lower for the second time this week.
Thunderbirds pilot dies in crash
According to a press release from the squadron, the crash happened during routine training Wednesday morning around 10:30. The cause of the crash was not immediately known and the Accident Investigation Board of the Air Force was investigating.
Seriously injured people to be evacuated from Douma
The government's initial statements reported two buses, and then four buses, leaving the rebels' last stronghold in the area. Separately, in Duma, one of the biggest districts in Eastern Ghouta , 89 injured and sick people were also evacuated.
Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court
In Outagamie County, Dallet bested Screnock by 12 percentage points while Walker won that county in 2014 by 20 percentage points. "I attribute it to Wisconsin voters standing up to special interests", said Dallet, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge.
Ravens sign QB Griffin to one-year deal
The addition of Griffin doesn't preclude the Ravens from selecting a quarterback in this month's draft. "I really feel that way". Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh is optimistic about the signing; saying the deal was a bargain and that it improved the team.