Local TV forced to denounce ‘one-sided news’ by America’s largest media company


Hi I’m Michelle Melby
And I’m Tom Milbourn Our greatest responsibility is to serve our
Northwest communities. We are extremely proud of the quality, balanced
journalism that ABC6 News produces. But we’re concerned about the troubling trend
of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country. The sharing of biased and false news has become
all too common on social media. More alarming, some media outlets publish
these same fake stories… stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first. Unfortunately, some members of the media use
their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people
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  1. “We are becoming obsolete because of social media and because we have been reporting news stories with a left leaning bias. NOW, since we are not making a profit, we promise to start reporting the news accurately” (fingers crossed)

  2. THIS IS NOTHING!

    Listen to 15 years of Rush Limbaugh's "media montage" if you want your jaw to drop.

    Hate the man all you want, but you can't deny the literal script-reading LIES the mainstream media has always spewed.

  3. The thing about the right wing in this country, is without lies and propaganda, they don't really have a valid worldview. Their entire worldview is based on brainwashing and lies. It was outlined in the film "The Brainwashing of my Dad".

    They pretty much had to create their own alternate reality, that's divorced from reality for that matter, for their ideas and views to make sense.

    I often find when talking to right wingers, "facts" are of least importance to them. What's important to them is "narrative". If "facts" get in the way of their narrative, attack the fact, and the person presenting them with the inconvenient fact, instead of reconcile with it.

  4. To all the local broadcasters that did this : you didn't have to, you CHOSE this over integrity.

    We are coming for you, we are coming for ALL of you that went along with this.

  5. yeah… because media outlets don't have poor reporting, and there wasn't actually one week where three different major media outlets screwed up their journalism?
    https://www.axios.com/medias-bad-week-on-the-russia-probe-1512763461-31f009d2-8534-45c8-8802-cc0100cc1aaf.html

  6. I think it’s hilarious Sinclair doesn’t know the internet exists, and think they can get away with this. Even elderly people watch YouTube. Smh.

  7. "You have to see it for yourself. This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes…. Remember, all I'm offering is the truth, nothing more…."

  8. LOL CNN is the only one that is NOT FAKE! ROFL!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stations_owned_or_operated_by_Sinclair_Broadcast_Group

  9. I'd have more respect from Sinclair if they were more upfront and honest about being a right-wing propaganda outet.

  10. Even this YouTube channel is part of the problem by saying this is conservatives, Conservatives know our Country is a Constitutional Republic not a democracy. Get your head out of your ass.

  11. I never blame governments or corporate handlers, I blame the people willing to sell their souls knowing that they're hurting the masses.

    Why are there always an endless supply of people willing to lie, cheat, steal and kill for small groups at the top? They'e nothing without our participation.

  12. The corporate promotional segments have aired (very often, more than once) on at least the following local TV news stations:

    WABM (ABC 33/40) in Birmingham, AL
    KBAK in Bakersfield, CA
    KBFX (Fox 58) in Bakersfield, CA
    KMPH (Fox 26) in Fresno, CA
    WJLA (ABC 7) in Washington, DC
    WEAR (ABC 3) in Pensacola, FL
    WPEC (CBS 12) in West Palm Beach, FL
    WGXA (Fox 24/ABC 13) in Macon, GA
    WTGS (Fox 28) in Savannah, GA
    KGAN (CBS 2) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    KFXA (Fox 28) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    KPTH (Fox 44) in Sioux City, IA
    KBOI (2 News) in Boise, ID
    KHQA in Quincy, IL
    WSBT 22 in South Bend, IN
    WBFF (Fox 45) in Baltimore, MD
    WGME (CBS 13) in Portland, ME
    WPFO (Fox 23) in Portland, ME
    WSMH (Fox 66) in Flint, MI
    WWMT (Newschannel 3) in Kalamazoo, MI
    WPBN (7&4 News) in Traverse City, MI
    KTVO (ABC 3) in Kirksville, MO
    KRCG 13 in New Bloomfield, MO
    WLOS (ABC 13) in Asheville, NC
    KFXL (Fox Nebraska) in Lincoln, NE
    KRXI (Fox 11) in Reno, NV
    WRGB (CBS 6) in Albany, NY
    WUHF (13 WHAM, Fox) in Rochester, NY
    WTVH (CBS 5) in Syracuse, NY
    WSTM (NBC 3) in Syracuse, NY
    WSTR (Star64) in Cincinnati, OH
    WKRC (Local 12) in Cincinnati, OH
    WSYX (ABC 6) in Columbus, OH
    WTTE (Fox 28) in Columbus, OH
    WTOV (News 9) in Steubenville, OH
    WNWO (NBC 24) in Toledo, OH
    KOKH (Fox 25) in Oklahoma City, OK
    KTUL (ABC 8) in Tulsa, OK
    KVAL (CBS 13) in Eugene, OR
    KMTR (NBC 16) in Eugene, OR
    KTVL (News 10) in Medford, OR
    KATU (ABC 2) in Portland, OR
    WHP (CBS 21) in Harrisburg, PA
    WJAC (NBC 6) in Johnstown, PA
    WOLF (Fox 56) in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    WACH (Fox 57) in Columbia, SC
    WPDE (ABC 15) in Myrtle Beach, SC
    WTVC (ABC 9) in Chattanooga, TN
    KVII (ABC 7) in Amarillo, TX
    KEYE (CBS Austin) in Austin, TX
    KBTV (Fox 4) in Beaumont, TX
    KDBC (CBS 4) in El Paso, TX
    KFOX (Fox 14) in El Paso, TX
    KGBT (CBS 4) in Harlingen, TX
    WOAI (News 4) in San Antonio, TX
    KABB (Fox 29) in San Antonio, TX
    KUTV (2 News) in Salt Lake City, UT
    WSET (News 13) in Lynchburg, VA
    KOMO in Seattle, WA
    KIMA (Action News) in Yakima, WA
    WLUK (Fox 11) in Green Bay, WI
    WCHS (ABC 8) in Charleston, WV

  13. Politics hd made people into silly fools. If this was read word for word without one change by a left side media journalist everyone on the right would be up in arms. If read by a right side journalist everyone on the left cries foul. It is actually a political neutral point that both sides agree.

  14. This is Trump controlling media output …research the owners of Sinclair … slippery slope to nationalism …I recommend you all watch the four part series Trump -The American Dream (available on youtube) … gain some insight into what drives Trump …its revolting …(and Americans should be revolting in the streets everyday against the Trump demagogue)

  15. Wait, didn't ThinkProgress censor content to benefit John "Walnut Sauce" Podesta to benefit his pal Clinton during the 2016 election?? So easy to point fingers, hoping our memory of your crap fades. It wont'. Ever.

  16. Your greatest responsibility LOSERS is to inform the public of facts as you adopt right wing lies and Trumps war against them …..spewing its all fake news

  17. Wow, never thought I would see this in the USA.

    State-controlled media, indeed. Like something you see in Putin's Russia.

  18. https://youtu.be/eZVv2AOCnaA This is a clip from 4 years ago…same thing…both sides are cpmplete crap

  19. This is the truth Sinclair wants to label "fake" to protect the people protecting their religious extremist views!!!!! Ready????

    Trump tower e-mail: "This is a part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump"
    Donald Trump Jr: “If it’s what you say, I love it”
    Eric Trump: " We get all the funding we need out of Russia… Russia really invested in our programs… we just go to Russia all the time"
    Carter Page: "I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin"
    Jared Kushner: "we need to set up a secret secure communication to Kremlin in Russian Embassy to avoid U.S. intelligence gathering"
    WikiLeaks: " We strongly suggest your dad tweets this link to search documents that had been hacked from Clinton campaign"
    WikiLeaks: "it'd be great if you guys could comment on/push this story"
    WikiLeaks: "Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is interesting if he DOES NOT conceed and spends time CHALLENGING the media and rigging"
    George Papadopoulos: "Russia has political dirt on Hillary Clinton" "they have thousands of emails"
    Trump: "i will release my taxes when audit is over" " i wont release my taxes because i won the election"
    Trump: "This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove" "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks" " I love WikiLeak"
    Trump: " Russia, if your listening, i hope you can find her e-mails… you will be rewarded"

    Trump jr's Trump Tower meeting was Collusion
    Paul Manafort's numerous Ukraine investment deals and laundering money is Collusion
    Michael Flynn secret phone calls about Russian sanctions was Collusion
    Carter Page helping 3 actual Russian spies was Collusion
    Jeff Sessions lying about numerous conversations with the top Russian spy is Collusion
    Jared Kushner asking Russia spies for a top secret communication network inside the Russian embassy to avoid U.S. intelligence is Collusion
    Wilbur Ross laundering Russian money through the Bank of Cyprus and Deutsche Bank is Collusion
    Roger Stone talking to the Russian hackers who attacked our election is massive Collusion
    J.D. Gordon changing the republican platform on Ukraine was Collusion
    Rick Gates knowingly employing a Russian intelligence agent and laundering money during the campaign is Collusion
    Marc Kasowitz defending Russia’s largest state-run bank is Collusion
    Michael Cohen pursuing a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the campaign was Collusion
    Felix Sater also pursuing a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the campaign was Collusion
    George Papadopoulos traveling to Moscow for secret "talks" with Russians with the campaigns permission is Collusion
    Erik Prince secret Seychelles Russian meeting was big time Collusion
    Brian Benczkowski russian ALFA bank connections was Collusion
    Rob Goldstone saying "this is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump" was Collusion
    The NRA funneled money from Russia's central bank into the Trump Campaign is Collusion
    Trump Tower computer server and the Russian ALFA bank server communicating during the campaign was Collusion
    The Trump Organization undisclosed Russian business ventures is Collusion
    Alex van der Zwaan lying about Russian meetings is Collusion
    Donald Trump laundering Russian oligarch money through NY, FL, and international real-estate is Collusion
    Cambridge Analytica sharing U.S. voter "data" with Russia during the campaign is Collusion
    Rebekah Mercer admitting to helping Russian spies that hacked our democracy is Collusion
    ETC…..

  20. reposted until I get tired:
    WABM (ABC 33/40) in Birmingham, AL
    KBAK in Bakersfield, CA
    KBFX (Fox 58) in Bakersfield, CA
    KMPH (Fox 26) in Fresno, CA
    WJLA (ABC 7) in Washington, DC
    WEAR (ABC 3) in Pensacola, FL
    WPEC (CBS 12) in West Palm Beach, FL
    WGXA (Fox 24/ABC 13) in Macon, GA
    WTGS (Fox 28) in Savannah, GA
    KGAN (CBS 2) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    KFXA (Fox 28) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    KPTH (Fox 44) in Sioux City, IA
    KBOI (2 News) in Boise, ID
    KHQA in Quincy, IL
    WSBT 22 in South Bend, IN
    WBFF (Fox 45) in Baltimore, MD
    WGME (CBS 13) in Portland, ME
    WPFO (Fox 23) in Portland, ME
    WSMH (Fox 66) in Flint, MI
    WWMT (Newschannel 3) in Kalamazoo, MI
    WPBN (7&4 News) in Traverse City, MI
    KTVO (ABC 3) in Kirksville, MO
    KRCG 13 in New Bloomfield, MO
    WLOS (ABC 13) in Asheville, NC
    KFXL (Fox Nebraska) in Lincoln, NE
    KRXI (Fox 11) in Reno, NV
    WRGB (CBS 6) in Albany, NY
    WUHF (13 WHAM, Fox) in Rochester, NY
    WTVH (CBS 5) in Syracuse, NY
    WSTM (NBC 3) in Syracuse, NY
    WSTR (Star64) in Cincinnati, OH
    WKRC (Local 12) in Cincinnati, OH
    WSYX (ABC 6) in Columbus, OH
    WTTE (Fox 28) in Columbus, OH
    WTOV (News 9) in Steubenville, OH
    WNWO (NBC 24) in Toledo, OH
    KOKH (Fox 25) in Oklahoma City, OK
    KTUL (ABC 8) in Tulsa, OK
    KVAL (CBS 13) in Eugene, OR
    KMTR (NBC 16) in Eugene, OR
    KTVL (News 10) in Medford, OR
    KATU (ABC 2) in Portland, OR
    WHP (CBS 21) in Harrisburg, PA
    WJAC (NBC 6) in Johnstown, PA
    WOLF (Fox 56) in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    WACH (Fox 57) in Columbia, SC
    WPDE (ABC 15) in Myrtle Beach, SC
    WTVC (ABC 9) in Chattanooga, TN
    KVII (ABC 7) in Amarillo, TX
    KEYE (CBS Austin) in Austin, TX
    KBTV (Fox 4) in Beaumont, TX
    KDBC (CBS 4) in El Paso, TX
    KFOX (Fox 14) in El Paso, TX
    KGBT (CBS 4) in Harlingen, TX
    WOAI (News 4) in San Antonio, TX
    KABB (Fox 29) in San Antonio, TX
    KUTV (2 News) in Salt Lake City, UT
    WSET (News 13) in Lynchburg, VA
    KOMO in Seattle, WA
    KIMA (Action News) in Yakima, WA
    WLUK (Fox 11) in Green Bay, WI
    WCHS (ABC 8) in Charleston, WV

  21. Look at the big picture, and the future is not bright: who controls the technology, controls the culture. It's gradually happening.

  22. How is this any different from the biased views of CNN. MSNBC, etc? Such laughable hypocrisy.

    You didn't lose the election because of Trump's deal with Sinclair. You lost the election because 1.) Clinton was a terrible candidate with zero charisma 2.) She neglected to campaign in critical states 3.) She called half of the country "deplorable" 4.) Wikileaks exposed just how corrupt the Clintons were in general and last but certainly not least 5.) The left has drifted so far left that they are out of touch with most of America completely.

    It's the economy stupid, and since your party has no answers (high unemployment is the new normal, the Times writes under Obama) you will lose again next election. You can't demonize half the country and expect to win elections, lol.

  23. So they want the country to know they plan on making sure they research thier facts before reporting stories on thier networks and clipping them all together saying it is supposed to scare me somehow? At least they are making an effort to do it right, ewww how scary

  24. Ahh yes in the great tradition of Ed Murrow and his Boys….the truth is, in the USA the only thing that really counts anymore is cash..pure cash…if you have it by the hundreds of millions and billions,  you control the loudspeaker, and just about everything else…how very sad…

  25. Is this really happening in this Country? HolyCow!!!!! Trump is trying to turn this Country into a reality show minus the reality.

  26. I love how democrats and liberals are up in arms about this. As if their media is any different. Oh the irony…

  27. You actually think these are conservative outlets? Rofl, over ninety percent of journalist are liberal or left leaning… i think 93 percent… nice try progressives, your propaganda only reveals your own stupidity

  28. You don't – or shouldn't be watching local news for deep investigative hard news. They are better at soft news, and print media (usually legacy) does much better at illustrating facts. I don't find this that disturbing, at least the idea behind it, is that they 'should' be reporting less biased news, although every side has a bias, but if you are in the business of selling news, we still live in the world where the image is that news has no bias, rather then establishing, they do and trying to be transparent.

  29. Who thought the dystopian dictatorship would be so smooth.?
    first control the media then form a private army masquerading as a bodyguard, dress them in brown shirts and red hats,and hey presto.
    America Made Great Again.

  30. Ah, the misanthropic yogurt and sprouts-Left, on queue, is yet again evoking mystical dystopian-capitalist landscapes, canine love, and virtue signaling pinko images of victimized Stepford Wives to their paranoid audience. eats popcorn this is even better than watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest back to back with the daily spectacle on Contrived News Network! Keep it up driberals, it's so fun to watch y'all dance on the end of your rope knowing you'll have failed to procreate (Job #1)

  31. Sinclair Broadcast Media needs to take a remedial course in American History, concentrating on the US Constitution and the First Amendment. Whatever sweetheart deal they made with Darth Cheeto is illegal!
    This is the same m.o. as Adolf Hitler- Find, tell lies. Second, control the media…

  32. When I heard about this on the news. Yes real tv and it was from NBC about Sinclair I was amazed at seeing that every single one of them said the say thing save for their own names. It is a shame and a tragedy that such a thing has happened in our country and I weep for those that think this is the norm. To me this just means we have to fight back by going to our local leaders, state senators, congressmen and voice our concerns. And of they don't want to do anything about it then we'll go to the voting booths and vote someone who will. This just shows the depth of stupidity on Sinclair part for thinking that those that watch are stupid enough to believe. I think its a time for change folks. Let this be the wake up call for us all!

  33. For 8 years we listened to MSNBC, CBS, and the rest of the leftist Democrat party propaganda rags, repeat exactly the same things about whomever they were attacking. word for word. Now Sinclair does it, and it's a problem. You can't get any more hypocritical than these leftist lying scum of the earth terrorists, that are attacking sinclair for doing exactly what they have done for 8 years. Same with the Facebook "alleged" scandal. For 8 years those apps collected all the data they could and used it in Obama's favor, but when someone does it for Trump, it's a National Security issue. thats why you Democrat party scumbags lost in 2016. thats why you'll lose in 2020 also. because you're lying liars that lie. lying is all you have to go on.

  34. CNN and MSNBC should have to do a disclaimer every time they are on the air. The are the most bias reporting on TV. The hypocrisy of this is hilarious 😂

  35. Gee, this is incredible isn't it. I have linked it from my Reorder TV stream: http://reorder.tv/?v=T50pLTvwO80 and came across it from the New York Times article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/business/media/sinclair-news-anchors-script.html Thanks for making/posting.

  36. Well now, I have to say that that main stream media DOES seem to be on a mission to destroy Trump. I also take into consideration that the number of corrections issued the past year by the must have set a record. One has to be quite vigilant of news sources these days.

  37. Break them all up, put news back in local ownership, these mega broadcasters are not free speech. They promote and support views that will benefit them, they have no need to be involved in the community. This does not help local communities, all it does it promote homogeny and divisively in the citizens.

  38. Capitalism is an ECONOMIC system, and has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS. It took people to change the true meaning while melding them together.

  39. We have a one sided media giving tainted news. Is it harmful to the public?…Absolutely! It’s killing the American Way…and that is truly despicable. I shut them out – they’re haters of our President…Country, and the destruction of the American Dream. These are not journalists schooled to report unbiased news. They’re low-class hacks…sheep, following the money from outside interests. Non-Americans hell bent on destroying our culture – and our Constitution!

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