Sinclair Broadcasting Required Local News Anchors to Film "False News" Promo
Headline Roundup April 2nd, 2018
Sinclair Broadcasting required its local news anchors across the country to read from an identical script warning against fake news and criticizing the mainstream media for "irresponsible, one-sided news stories." Many on the Left denounced the network for displaying conservative, pro-Trump bias, while some on the Right argued that such criticism is a double standard.
Sinclair Broadcasting Corp. is requiring news anchors at its local TV stations to take part in a new promotional campaign that slams national media outlets for sharing “fake stories,” according to a new report.
It’s being slammed on Twitter as a “hostage” video. Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which owns more than 170 U.S. TV stations, has ordered local news anchors across the country to read a script decrying “some media outlets” for “false news” and “fake stories.”
Over the weekend, you may have noticed a viral video featuring a smorgasbord of small local TV anchors recording the same exact message across multiple platforms.