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Local TV producer quits because Sinclair forced ‘local news anchors to lie to their viewers’

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A Sinclair Broadcast Group TV producer resigned in disgust over the company’s insistence that local anchors read pro-White House talking points, CNN reported Wednesday.

“This is almost forcing local news anchors to lie to their viewers,” former KHGI TV producer Justin Simmons explained.

“Making the local anchors do this was a big concern for me,” he said. “I didn’t go into news to give people biased information.”

Sinclair has been under fire after a Deadspin compilation of the forced statement went viral.

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President Donald Trump defended the company on Twitter.

Simmons isn’t the only Sinclair journalist resisting becoming propaganda. Madison, Wisconsin’s WMSN/FOX47 refused to air the ad. Seattle KOMO 4 anchor Mary Nam blasted Trump’s response to the controversy.

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“Resigning seemed like the least I could do,” Simmons added. “I wish there was more.”

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WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’

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According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.

The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.

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Former New Hampshire GOP chair: Trump is using ‘the worst kind of racism’ to tear America apart

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President Donald Trump this past week ratcheted up racist rhetoric against four Democratic women of color, culminating in chants of "send her back" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Trump rally on Wednesday night.

Jennifer Horn, the former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has written an editorial for USA Today in which she laments the fact that the entire Republican Party has been transformed by Trump into a "racist, nationalist movement" that she believes is tearing the country apart.

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Immigration expert explains why Trump’s migrant policy won’t work

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After President Trump let the audience at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, shout "send her back!" after he falsely accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-Semitism, Republicans grew nervous about a backlash -- that this time, Trump had gone too far.

But the incident merely caps years of severe and inhumane rhetoric and policy targeting migrants. Raw Story spoke with Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, about why Trump and the GOP are enacting inhumane policies that won't even work to accomplish their goals.

Raw Story: In modern history, has anyone actually managed to shut down migration successfully or is Trump enacting all these vicious policies for nothing really? It seems like people who want to migrate really can't be stopped?

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