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Public Outrage After Right-Wing Sinclair Airs Anti-Immigrant, Pro-Tear Gas Piece
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=2749"><span class="small">Democracy Now!</span></a>   
Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:32

Excerpt: "In media news, the right-wing TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcast Group is facing widespread criticism after forcing local news affiliates to run a segment defending the tear gassing of asylum seekers on the U.S. border."

Sinclair forces local stations to air 'must-run' segment defending tear-gassing migrants. (photo: Sinclair)
Sinclair forces local stations to air 'must-run' segment defending tear-gassing migrants. (photo: Sinclair)


Public Outrage After Right-Wing Sinclair Airs Anti-Immigrant, Pro-Tear Gas Piece

By Democracy Now!

29 November 18

 

n media news, the right-wing TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcast Group is facing widespread criticism after forcing local news affiliates to run a segment defending the tear gassing of asylum seekers on the U.S. border. The piece was a commentary by Boris Epshteyn, Sinclair’s chief political analyst and former Trump aide.

Boris Epshteyn: “Dozens of migrants attacked U.S. Border Enforcement by throwing rocks and bottles. Ultimately, American authorities had to use tear gas to stop the attacks. Some on the left, such as Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, were immediately up in arms about our president and his team standing up for our men and women in uniform and for our national security. The fact of the matter is that this is an attempted invasion of our country.”

After the segment caused major public backlash, Sinclair released a statement saying “The opinions expressed in this segment do not reflect the views of Sinclair Broadcast Group”.

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+8 # 1dfnslblty 2018-11-29 17:48
No one to call BS on Sinclair...
¿Where is the FCC?

potus cleaned the
 
 
+4 # Robbee 2018-11-30 09:06
“The opinions expressed in this segment do not reflect the views of Sinclair Broadcast Group”.

- W O W ! - this segment musta been really unpopular!