Local TV producer quits because Sinclair forced 'local news anchors to lie to their viewers’
Former KHGI TV producer Justin Simmons (Facebook)

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.

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.

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

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