Trump, Oliver, Sinclair and Scarborough
The Deadspin videos (see one post down) have gone viral and helped to increase awareness of what Sinclair Broadcasting is trying to do to local TV news. Here are some of the reactions:
From President Trump:
So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting . . .
I hope they see the irony
Timothy Burke at Deadspin has put together an excellent compilation of the talking heads (the Sinclair puppets -- not the 80’s band) looking like Sinclair’s “hostages in proof-of-life videos.” (If you watch closely, you'll see two of local channel 9's anchors.)
Good for him but how is this front-page news?
For starters, the article's headline misrepresents most of the article – what Representative McKinley actually wants to know is why West Virginia leads the nation in opioid deaths per thousand:
West Virginia leads the nation in the number of drug overdose cases per capita, and U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley thinks the leaders should learn . . .
Following through on the Trump/Sinclair Broadcasting war with mainstream media (with 3/28 update)
The CNN report, based upon an internal Sinclair document, clearly explained what the anchors were to do:
"Please produce the attached scripts . . .
More on the Oliver/Murray suit and the Blankenship campaign
Robert Murray's "self-pitying" letter to the judge
Coal baron mocked by John Oliver sends rambling, self-pitying letter to judge
The article . . .
It’s certainly not young people calling for change
If the Wheeling News-Register is part of your Sunday reading:
Answer: C, D and E.
Before beginning, a quick glance at today’s papers from around the country might be helpful. This morning, Kiosko.net highlighted the front page of the following five newspapers:
As you can see, this cross-section of the nation’s papers focused on the various . . .
What looks like a Jenkins' PR release is passed off as front page news
The front pages of both Wednesday Wheeling "newspapers" feature an article about West Virginia Representative and Republican senatorial candidate Evan Jenkins' efforts to pass anti-drug legislation. The morning headline states
Jenkins Pushes Anti-Drug Bills in House
The supportive article describes Jenkins' sponsored drug . . .