Opponents of the deal continue to worry that it would decrease both competition in local media and diversity in the perspectives that are broadcast.
"The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media", read the original script, though some stations tweaked the language.
"Local news stations now required by Sinclair Broadcasting to parrot the talking points of the president, moving America one step closer to its own version of state run media", Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote Monday on Twitter.
Mary Nam, an anchor at Sinclair's Seattle station KOMO-TV, took a shot at Trump and her own employer after the president suggested that the matter is a "total joke".
Sinclair employees say their parent company often pays especially close attention to its affiliates' editorial activities, meddling in how they present their stories and graphics, and sometimes going so far as to delete offensive comments on an affiliate's online articles before that station's own web editors have a chance to do so. The message calls out supposed bias and false messages in news stories spread on social media and in various unnamed news outlets. The promos describe a "troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories" and claim that "national media outlets are publishing these same fake stories without checking facts first".
Longstanding restrictions on media ownership have been relaxed by Republicans at the Federal Communications Commission since Trump took office a year ago, and Democrats say the moves were created to help Sinclair. It's one of the largest owners of TV stations in the country. The "Terrorism Alert Desk" is a recurring segment.
The spots attracted relatively little controversy when they first aired last week.
Stocks surge as the tech selloff ends
ET, Dow e-minis 1YMc1 were up 75 points, S&P 500 e-minis ESc1 rose 9.25 points and Nasdaq 100 e-minis NQc1 gained 38.5 points. The core 12-month index, which excludes energy and food prices, moved up to 1.6 per cent, its highest level in 10 months.
A video published over the weekend shows the sweeping influence that Sinclair Broadcasting Group has over local news stations across the country.
On March 22 of this year, 38 Democratic lawmakers signed a letter requesting that an assistant attorney general reject the Sinclair-Tribune merger, arguing it would result in "negative competitive consequences" and "less local content". "None of it. When media giants gobble up local news stations, there are repercussions".
More recently, the company has mandated that its stations run a segment about the so-called "deep state" that featured former White House aide Sebastian Gorka, who has pushed a pro-America foreign policy position and claimed shadow government employees are trying to undermine the US government. A new Monmouth University Pollout today says Americans are concerned, in fact, 77 percent of the respondents believe "fake news" is reported at least occasionally in mainstream media. Sinclair is a television broadcasting company that owns or operates 193 US television stations and 614 channels. "If the FCC allows this, there's nothing to stop [other companies] from getting bigger and editorializing on their local newscasts".
"The critics are now upset about our well-researched journalistic initiative focused on fair and objective reporting".
Since the campaign was launched, more than 100 jihadists and at least 22 soldiers have been killed, according to official figures. In the 2012 and 2014 elections, images circulated on social media showed one voter who wrote in "My vote is for you, Batman".
New storms will likely develop late morning through early afternoon as a cold front swings through the area. It'll be sunny on Wednesday , but much cooler with high temperatures into the mid to upper 50s.
Unlike Murdoch, Disney has no meaningful news business in Britain and would therefore pose less of a concern to regulators. The Sky News proposal would take place regardless of whether that acquisition was successfully concluded, Fox said.
Security personnel were deployed in large numbers in the areas that were civilians were injured in the clashes on Sunday. This raised the death toll in the ongoing massacre by the Indian troops in the occupied territory to 18.
It carried the caption: "When you're pictured at Nuremberg and claim you thought you were going to a auto rally". After it was called out as distasteful by many outraged Twitter users, the Apprentice host has since deleted it.
His connection to the Russian Federation probe runs through Rick Gates , former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's deputy. Trump has repeatedly insisted that Mueller's probe has found "no collusion" on the part of his campaign.
After this period, all links will continue to redirect. "We're excited to grow and improve the product going forward". For example, I purchased the jaduino.me domain and after it was linked with Bit.ly, it became my shortened URL.
Neither the president nor his wife, first lady Melania Trump (who met Harry briefly in 2017), are expected at the wedding . Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, have invited 600 guests to their wedding , although the names of the guests are still secret.
Russian media claimed at the time that this was in protest of the European Missile Defense Shield being built by the U.S. It comes after the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain on March 4.
UK Manufacturing Activity Maintains Steady Growth In March
Nonetheless, the rise was sufficient to l ead to a further increase in stocks of inputs, albeit one that was marginal. But the performance completes a relatively weak quarter for the industry after a mini-boom at the end of past year .
Moto G6 Shows Up at Fry's With $250 Price, May Launch
Under the hood, the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core chipset with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. These smartphones are also said to feature a facial recognition technology just like many others being launched of late.
Israeli PM to cancel deal to resettle migrants
A Canadian minister said that Canada was already in contact with UNHCR and Israel about accepting more refugees. A lot of them entered from Egypt several years ago, before a new fence was built along the desert border.
Elizabeth Esty won't seek re-election amid harassment claims
That's when she hired a new chief of staff and instituted mandatory harassment trainings for her staff, the letter states. She also reportedly signed a nondisclosure agreement preventing her from speaking ill of him or discussing why he left.
1 seeds Kansas, Villanova meet in national semifinal
They changed the perception of when you say Loyola-Chicago, for men's basketball, they changed that, the perception of it. ... They look confident, prepared, and unphased by anything positive or negative said about them by the press.
Google Pixel Mid-Range Phone May Launch in July in India
The Google Home and Home Mini speakers are controlled by Google Assistant that recently was updated to help Hindi voice orders. Those products will include Google Home speakers, the new Pixelbook , and various one automation products, the sources claim.
April storm drops wet, heavy snow on NY and Northeast
Cloud could see between 3 to 4 inches, Brainerd could see 5 to 8 inches and east central Minnesota could see 8 to 10 inches. Another storm rolled in on March 13 and spring kicked off with a storm on March 21 that left behind up to 6 inches of snow.
Ten persons killed in hotel building collapse at Indore
The incident was also captured on a CCTV, the video of which has gone viral on social media. "The deceased include two women". He said the civic body was trying to find out as to how much illegal construction had been done in the premises by its owner.