I remember conversations about propaganda…about how “the Russians” did it to their people…and now you lap this shit up like it is Meow Mix. How do you not see the palpably obvious truth?
Click thru to the article, and watch the video of all the stations playing the mandated message that they were required to say…or be fired. I dare you.
To be clear: the evil is not in the reminder to beware of fake news and propaganda…the evil is that this mandated and forced action is in and of itself a violation of our inalienable rights, and it is motivated and forced by a corporation who is openly right-wing and supportive of an administration that will go down in history as the most corrupt and evil threat to the United States of America.
This is how Sinclair Media Management responded to its employees at KATU, and note the 2nd to last paragraph:
Portland’s KATU-TV Among the Stations That Read Sinclair’s Scripted Attack on the “Irresponsible, One-Sided” Media – Willamette Week
“Anchors from Portland station KATU-TV were among those to read a statement last month denouncing “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.”
“The statement, which carries echoes of President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press and which was mandated by station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, has raised national ire since a compilation video was released over the weekend by the sports website Deadspin.
“The Deadspin video presented a compelling and eerie montage of local news anchors from stations across the country, all owned by Sinclair, the nation’s largest owner of local TV news stations. In unison, they recited a script that cast doubt on other outlets’ reporting.
Deadspin’s Timothy Burke put it like this: “The net result of the company’s current mandate is dozens upon dozens of local news anchors looking like hostages in proof-of-life videos, trying their hardest to spit out words attacking the industry they’d chosen as a life vocation…”