Let’s imagine the following statements were part of a public opinion poll. How many people would agree to these assertions?
1. “(W)e’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country. The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.”
2. “More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first.”
3. “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 dangerous to our democracy.”
This is precisely what the left-wing media would say about Fox News. But these statements aren’t part of a poll. They are part of a script that Sinclair Broadcast Group sent to its stations across America. In a 60- to 75-second second promo, the local anchors in each market read the script, and the Trump-hating media gave birth to a large cow. Clearly, Fox News wasn’t the target. They were.
So let’s add some more Sinclair copy and wonder why this is offensive to liberals: “At (name of station), it’s our responsibility to pursue and report …
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