Sunday, April 1, 2018

Facebook Not The Only Boogieman

It's getting tougher and tougher for U.S. citizens to discern factual information from that of propagandists.

Deadspin: The Concourse
How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media
"CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots Donald Trump’s oft-declarations of developments negative to his presidency as “fake news,” brought upheaval to newsrooms already dismayed with Sinclair’s consistent interference to bring right-wing propaganda to local television broadcasts."

Murdoch's Fox looking to buy 10 Sinclair TV stations: sources
"Sinclair is selling the channels to win regulatory approval for its deal to buy Tribune Media Co..."

Bigger Isn't Better
This is what happens when super sized corporations are allowed to own almost all the information we receive. Family owned newspapers, radio and TV stations have all but disappeared because of government deregulation. So have many of the retailers and farms. Can anyone honestly say this is a good thing?

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