October 6, 2022

One local Sinclair-owned station just defied the company with epic announcement

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On the heels of the viral video depicting Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s local anchors reciting an identical, eerie, mandatory on-air promotional message warning about “fake news” while seemingly propagating it, one station seemed wholly unwilling to toe the line.


Madison, Wisconsin-based WMSN/FOX47 tweeted out a public rebuke to their parent company.

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!

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The promo made national attention after several hosts, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and HBO’s John Oliver, publicized its Orwellian nature.

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“Nothing says ‘We value independent media’ like dozens of reporters forced to repeat the same message over and over again like members of a brainwashed cult,” Oliver said.

Trump, unsurprisingly, tweeted out his support for the conservative outlet while parroting his usual refrain lambasting CNN and NBC as “fake news.”

In its hasty and ill-advised effort to position itself as the antidote to fake news, Sinclair has proven that it is the very definition of it. Kudos to one station for pushing back.

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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