criticism of "fake" news stories.
President Donald Trump came to Sinclair's defense in a pair of tweets, one of which said: "The Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are anxious about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast".
KATV in Little Rock is deferring to its corporate owner Sinclair Broadcasting Group over criticism that the station is participating in a concerted nationwide effort to integrate conservative talking points into news coverage. "Some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias".
Yet again, Sinclair has shown to push its own corporate agenda and bias onto local reporters, fulfilling the exact sentiment it warns against, which is truly even more unsafe to a democracy.
It was the latest show of the vast reach of a company that owns local TV stations across the country and has always been criticized for pushing conservative coverage and commentary onto local airwaves.
Meanwhile, CNN's Jim Acosta was criticised by some conservative media outlets on Monday for shouting questions about immigration to Trump while the president and first lady were attending an Easter event on the grounds of the White House.
Sinclair owns almost 200 stations, including KBOI in Boise, KLEW in Lewiston and KIDK in Idaho Falls.
Amid the growing controversy, President Donald Trump came out in support of Sinclair on Twitter Monday. "Just no credibility", said David Smith, Sinclair's executive to NY magazine in a piece published Tuesday.
Sinclair Broadcasting owns almost 200 local television stations across America.
The script read by the various news anchors included: "We're concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country".
Holland has admitted to following orders, even encouraging boycotts of Sinclair Broadcasting, WHAM, and other affiliates in her Facebook post comments. Sinclair would reach 72 percent of American households if it closes its acquisition of Tribune Media stations.
Naturally, people were not happy with the blatant silencing of the freedom of the press.
"It's only been under the Trump administration that there's been near-perfect pairing of a news organization with a political leader who would like the media to mouth his agenda", Karr told host John Kiriakou. "At my station, everyone was uncomfortable doing it", one anchor told CNN. Sinclair employs Boris Ephshteyn, a former Trump aide, as its chief political analyst. And Trump's tweet just yesterday essentially praising them over CNN and NBC as much fairer and much better, you know, has cast a certain light on the decision that his lawyers at the Justice Department are now poised to make.