Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei called Sinclair’s recent purchase of 21 regional sports networks from Disney a “perversion of public policy.” Maffei complained the deal gives Sinclair “an edge” in broadcasting negotiations and could lead to less free programming. Liberty Media made an unsuccessful joint bid for the sports networks. […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group, a right-leaning broadcasting company, reportedly provided more than 100 of its local TV news stations with a “must run” segment that included a staunch defence of the US’s use of tear gas against migrants at the US-Mexico border on Sunday. President Donald Trump has strongly defended US […]
Jim Carrey depicted the Fox News host Sean Hannity and the InfoWars host Alex Jones as WWE wrestlers in a recent drawing. “Performers like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones should join the WWE where their hyperbole will do less damage to the culture,” Carrey said in a tweet with the […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group came under scrutiny over the weekend after a clip of news anchors reading a required script about “false news” went viral. Some worried the mandated segment undermined the news organisations, while others – including President Donald Trump – defended Sinclair. Sinclair runs dozens of stations; here is […]
President Donald Trump continued his offensive Tuesday against CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS while defending Sinclair Broadcast Group, which many see as pushing a pro-Trump narrative. Sinclair Broadcast Group was the subject of a viral video that showed it had forced 200 anchors on local news TV stations to read […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group on Monday responded to reports that it has been doing President Donald Trump’s bidding by forcing anchors at news stations it owns to read a script on the air criticising bias in the media. In an internal memo obtained by CNN Money, Scott Livingston, a Sinclair senior […]
John Oliver took aim at Sinclair Broadcast Group on Sunday after a viral video last week showed dozens of the company’s local TV news anchors reciting a speech about “false news.” The video follows a CNN report describing how Sinclair forced its nearly 200 local news stations to air “must […]
President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted a defence of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which sent out a “must read” script to anchors at hundreds of US stations criticising media bias. Trump said Sinclair was still “superior” to CNN and other cable-news networks, calling them “Fake News Networks.” Sinclair, however, has […]
The irony went unnoticed – or at least unstopped – at Sinclair Broadcast Group, which over the last few days has required dozens of new anchors on its roughly 200 local TV stations in the US to read a dark message about “members of the media [who] use their platforms […]
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Sinclair Broadcast Group confirmed on Monday...