Trump Praises Sinclair Broadcast Group, Which Forces Reporters To Read Pro-Trump Propaganda

President Donald Trump praised the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which forces its news stations across the country to read pro-Trump propaganda:

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:

Sinclair also requires stations to run segments from Boris Epshteyn, a Russian-born former Trump adviser who now serves as Sinclair’s chief political analyst. Epshteyn recently produced stories with titles like, “Pres. Trump deserves cabinet and staff who support his agenda, yield successes” and “Cable news channels are giving way too much coverage to Stormy Daniels.”

Media Matters also reported on the Pro-Trump segments that Sinclair forces its stations to read.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer also notes that Sinclair stations have begun an attack on non-Sinclair stations by all reading the same script, which was written by “Sinclair’s Kristine Frazao, who before coming to Sinclair was a reporter and anchor for the Russian-government funded news network RT, described as ‘the Kremlin’s propaganda outlet’ by the Columbia Journalism Review”:

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(Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Media Matters)

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