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'Classic Propaganda': Sinclair Broadcasting Pushes Aside Fox News to Become 'Trump TV'


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'Classic Propaganda': Sinclair Broadcasting Pushes Aside Fox News to Become 'Trump TV'

- Common Dreams staff

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, the Sinclair Broadcasting group cut a deal with Jared Kushner for “good” coverage of the Trump Administration, which seems to have paid off.

Politico reported last December:


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Never mind what the Russians may or may not have done… When will the general American population realize that the American political and electoral systems have been taken by neocons, un-elected neocons?


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Yes it can happen here!

Oligarchy News Network - all the news we want you to get and none of the news that we don’t!


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The general American population is too effing stupid to realize what’s going on. That’s why our democracy lies dead but unburied while the zombies return to the corpse over and over.


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Yes it did happen here.


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Yep more fukn retarded conservative propaganda that will only make the rural voters who are already stupid …and proceed to hammer them with more factless Republican gibberish nonsense and make them super stupid, we will never get them out of that mental void called conservatism. They are afraid Democrats are stealing their mythical Jesus. hey, that’s enough news for them to decide. Feeding the stupids fuels Republican idiocy. The Republican icon is not the elephant it is the $.


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Perhaps these takeovers of the media are, in secret, actual zombies hell bent on destroying the America we once knew. The propaganda is fierce these days on televised media and especially the cable networks. (Explains why I don’t have cable). We now have to see who owns our local channels and insulate ourselves from their zombie owner’s agendas. Geez really, just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does.


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And the Democratic party’s icon is – ¢?


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The American electoral system was taken over by the corporate oligarchs a long time ago. The citizens are given two choices, the neo-conservatives and neb-liberals (Republicans and Democrats). Both choices are given to keep the citizens from looking past them to see the truth. People are rooting for their respective red and blue team and fail to see that those teams are designed to keep them arguing amongst themselves while the oligarchs rule the country and steal everything in sight. And the people keep on electing those who do the bidding of the oligarchs. They are actually elected and not un-elected as you suggest. Nothing will ever change in the USA as long as the citizens keep on voting for politicians in the two party system.


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Identify those Sinclair broadcasting outlets and organize boycotts against their clients.


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Atlas shrugged was Ayn Rand’s vision of the ideal…not a warning. She was the ultimate money-worshiping sycophant, a real intellectual dwarf.


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From Truthout:


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Look under Current Television Stations


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The Russians will never harm our country to the extent that some of our own are doing, not even close!


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And the people believe everything they see/hear, if the TeeVee says it over and over!


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God, how old are you? Did you just read Rand and got swept off your feet? Did you “Go Galt” during the obama years? Are you a “creator” now, or are these silly posts all you produce?


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The central theme of progressives here.


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The thing to remember is that eventually reality comes face to face with propaganda and when it does more people will question what they are being told. The Trump agenda is pretty extreme in that regard. More people are finding alternative news sources and that might be a good thing.


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Right, you can’t ignore reality forever. There is a price to be paid. That is so obvious with climate change it seems hardly worth stating. It is one thing to have fake news but another to have fake science. It is because of the latter the Republican Party appears to be sending everyone over the cliff. Unfortunately the people who are going along with fake science on climate need to raise questions right now. There has already been too much delay.


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That is a good point about complex issues. Emergent issues like climate change are somewhat lost in a news format. I don’t really get my news from cable. but even in other sources it is not reported well. As we change small behaviors though we get a better understanding of larger issues. As one biotech scientist (a major researcher) that retired and became an organic gardener has published extensively on the harm being done by this practice. That is pretty much the point though you have try new sources.