LETTERS

Independent media?

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To the Editor:

Is it just me, or have Southern New England viewers been treated to a national propaganda effort by Sinclair Broadcast group, owners of Channel 10? In the past few weeks, I have seen honorable, highly credible and respected news anchors reading a statement that they have been ordered to air by their bosses.

The Channel 10 announcement, disguised as a warning about "fake news,” is identical to those recorded and aired by local anchors on Sinclair owned TV stations across the country. In this comment, broadcast professionals warn not only about nut burger radical Facebook and Twitter rants but about established print and electronic media outlets, not controlled by Sinclair.

So, here it is, the camel with its foot in the tent. The first step toward something that was once considered impossible to ever happen in this country. Beware. You are witnessing the beginning of an out and out attack. Don't be fooled. We need to fight for and maintain, what so many have died to protect, a free, open and independent media.

Dave Kane

Johnston

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bniedfeldt

Dave Kane states "You are witnessing the beginning of an out and out attack. Don't be fooled. We need to fight for and maintain," in response to a meme put out by a G. Soros backed Democratic hit squad. So lets look at the facts. The piece presented harps on the fact that ALL of the Fox broadcast stations are reading the same item. I would expect that when the Corporate headquarters puts out a piece.

Did Dave, or any others who are reading it, have the same reaction when ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Associated Press and many others used the exact same verbiage put out by the DNC or any of the Trump hate groups lead by Moveon.org?

They are supposedly independent NEWS NETWORKS, and yet all of them will repeat the same catch phrase of the day. It is usually a President Trump negative piece, never a positive one.

This collusion has been happening since Obama first started running for election. 9+ years ago. So Dave, and all the rest of the folks, that are mouth piecing this latest attack on Fox news had better start screaming at ALL the other networks that have been doing the exact same thing.

Check out the Media Research Center if you want to see just how bad these supposed independent news organizations and "journalist" have become.

I agree Dave "So, here it is, the camel with its foot in the tent. The first step toward something that was once considered impossible to ever happen in this country. Beware." BUT, it is not just beginning, it has been going on for the past 9 years.

Saturday, April 7
Kammy

It is hard to report on positive Trump new when there isn't any to report on.

Monday, April 9