Published: Tue, April 03, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump Tweets That Sinclair "Is Far Superior to CNN"

Trump Tweets That Sinclair

Sinclair Broadcast Group reported earnings per share of $0.32 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 128.1%.

Sinclair drew sharp criticism across the Internet for the shameless move, with some even calling to boycott its stations.

"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", Deadspin wrote in an accompany article.

A video of the spots went viral over the weekend after Deadspin posted a mash-up of Sinclair anchors across the country reciting the same lines.

And the chorus got louder Sunday night.

In Trump's America, politics have become more tribal than ever before. The segment has more than seven million views on YouTube.

The KATU anchors were also included in a montage that appeared on Deadspin, in which anchors from Sinclair-owned stations around the country were seen in delivering the same script, word for word.

"I try everyday to do fair, local stories, some Trump-related, but it's always washed out by this stuff they do at a national level", said one local reporter. The "Terrorism Alert Desk" is a recurring segment. Oliver highlighted Sinclair's "must runs" Sunday, including a story about the "Deep State", a popular conspiracy theory on the right, allegedly working to undermine President Trump.

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Sinclair's political bent has been a factor in its pending acquisition of Tribune Media, which is under review by federal regulators.

Oliver first spotlighted Sinclair in 2017 as the company was seeking FCC approval to acquire Tribune Media, which would give it coverage in more than 70 percent of the nation.

Criticism of Sinclair has come after Deadspin created a viral video compilation of Sinclair anchors reading the exact same statements attacking the mainstream press for being "extremely unsafe to our democracy" because they published stories that were critical of Trump and his administration.

News stories about Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis.

All these threads are very much worth pursuing, yet let's please not overlook the degree to which this script is a piece of garbage on its own terms.

The existence of the script was reported by CNN almost a month ago, and Deadspin posted a video of news anchors from around the country reading the script to their viewers this past weekend. In essence, roughly a third of the country doesn't believe real news anymore because fake news tells them the real news is fake.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer posted a full script online. It spread quickly, particularly when tweeted by celebrities like Judd Apatow and Jimmy Kimmel.

Anchors were given instructions accompanying the promotional material, including a directive to read the scripts "exactly as they are written" and to run the promotion during news time as frequently as possible to "create maximum reach and frequency".

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