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1984

Holy Orwell! See Sinclair News Outlets Push Trump Fake News Trope in Lock-Step

George Orwell predicted that newsspeak would come to dominate local news programming. He was just wrong about the date. Instead of “1984,” newsspeak has arrived in 2018. Just watch these local news anchors in different markets spout the same Donald Trump trope about Fake News–in lock-step. What unites these stations in markets as widely varied as Montana and South Carolina is not the same ideological beliefs but corporate owner Sinclair Broadcasting, which forces its beliefs on the stations. ...