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‘Sinclair is far superior’: Trump praises right-wing broadcaster amid ‘state media’ criticism

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President Donald Trump on Monday praised the Sinclair Broadcast Group amid criticism that it forces its news anchors across the country to read pro-Trump propaganda on their shows.

“So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased,” Trump wrote. “Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”

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Criticism of Sinclair has come after Deadspin created a viral video compilation of Sinclair anchors reading the exact same statements attacking the mainstream press for being “extremely dangerous to our democracy” because they published stories that were critical of Trump and his administration.

Sinclair, which owns local news stations across the country that are trusted primarily for their coverage of local issues, has been pushing its employees to inject right-wing political messages into their broadcasts that include attacks on the mainstream press.

Watch Deadspin’s compilation of Sinclair anchors below.

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