John Oliver has only one day a week to handle the stream of news that comes out of Trump White House. But even so, it was taken Sunday night to follow the conservative Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a television empire that Oliver likens to "a cult with brainwashing."
Over the weekend, the telecommunications company became the subject of anger once again thanks to a pre-written script that made its way into Sinclair's broadcasts. Throughout the country, Sinclair has been encouraging its presenters to record a promotion that includes this outstanding claim: "The exchange of partial and false news has become too common in social networks." More alarming is that some media outlets publish These same false stories, stories that are simply not true, without first checking the facts, Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think. a democracy. "
As Oliver said on Sunday night, "Nothing says" we value independent media "like dozens of journalists forced to repeat the same message over and over again as a cult with brainwashing."  CNN reported for the first time on the message written in early March, noting that despite the dismay of many presenters, the "message of journalistic responsibility delivered by the anchor" would begin to run on Sinclair stations later in the month. Sinclair has been a concern for many since last year, when Oliver initially covered the conservative company. The political inclination of the company and its ties with the Trump White House – the former Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn is its main political analyst, have been a subject of special concern as the company seeks to acquire Tribune Media . Previous "must see" segments throughout the company have included pieces in the "deep state" as well as comments from Epshteyn. Sinclair has also been accused of using his connections within the Trump administration to bypass media consolidation regulations.
Presenters of prewritten statements they've read this month are "pretty creepy," Oliver said Sunday night, "but when you see how many local stations were forced to read it, and you see them together, as many have been doing online in the last few days, you begin to realize the true effect of Sinclair's reach and power. " Obviously, it's not just dragging Oliver either; Several celebrities have expressed their concerns about the company. Stephen Colbert Jimmy Kimmel Sarah Silverman, Kumail Nanjiani, and many more have tweeted their consternation, while  Julia Louis-Dreyfus Alyssa Milano Patton Oswalt and others have taken things further with the hashtag #BoycottSinclair.
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