Sinclair is forcing local stations around the country to air these “must-run” segments featuring a former Trump aide pushing right-wing propaganda pic.twitter.com/aUcF8mQXsn
— Media Matters (@mmfa) July 9, 2018
The thing that kills me about these clips is how obviously manipulative and clearly partisan they are, but the problem is that to people sitting in their living rooms watching their favorite local news outlet that fact might not be all that clear.
Boris Epshteyn is a really clumsy and inarticulate commentator, but he gains reflected credibility by broadcasting out of local outlets which have built up decades of consumer trust.
And that is bad for the country in so many ways.
By the way, you can find out which local news outlets Sinclair has infiltrated in your area by using this handy website.