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Donald Trump melts down over media 'Fakers' after watching Morning Joe bash Sinclair Broadcast

Source: RawStory




SARAH K. BURRIS 
03 APR 2018 AT 06:39 ET 

President Donald Trump began his Tuesday Twitterstorm with an attack on the mainstream media for the attention given to Sinclair Broadcast Group. 
 
 

The Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast. The “Fakers” at CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!

 
 



The conservative company has been under fire for forcing news anchors to read a statement for promotions that claims they’re fighting “fake news.” Sinclair retaliated against accusations of “propaganda” and “state run media.” 

“There is a lot of noise out there about our company right now, and what is lacking in that analysis is something we constantly preach; context and perspective,” the company said in a memo. “The critics are now upset about our well-researched journalistic initiative focused on fair and objective reporting.” 

The corporation has demanded that anchors, on-air personalities and staff not speak to the media or answer questions about the recent coverage. However, at least one anchor hit back against Trump.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/donald-trump-praises-sinclair-quality-lashes-fakers-angry-tweet/ 
 


WATCH: Here’s the Morning Joe segment bashing Sinclair that set off Trump’s furious tweet 

TRAVIS GETTYS 
03 APR 2018 AT 07:06 ET 

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough hosted a segment on the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group that apparently prompted President Donald Trump to praise the media company and bash their competitors. 

The “Morning Joe” host bashed the broadcast company for making its anchors read a script promoting a conspiracy theory about “deep state” government employees trying to bring down the president, and said station owners had abused their viewers’ trust. 

“We are trying to figure out any example of newspapers or television stations that actually gave people scripts and ordered them to read it,” Scarborough said. “It would be like the New York Times going to Nick Kristof, saying this is the op-ed that you’re going to put in the newspaper this week, and you’re going to sign your name to it and go, and these local anchors — what they’re doing is they’re employing the people who really are the most trusted faces in news, and those are America’s local anchors.” 

Scarborough said the company’s motivations were clear, as Sinclair awaits FCC and Justice Department approval for its proposed $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media. 

“What this sounds like (is) where you have somebody that’s trying to get favors with the president, with the White House, sending out scripts to journalists all over the country and not only do they have must-read, must-perform segments,” Scarborough said, “but more disturbingly to a lot of these anchors, they are scripts that they are forced to read, that set up the segments, that frame is segments and so many of these anchors we’re starting to find out believe that it’s just pure propaganda that they’re pushing to promote Donald Trump.” 


 

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https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/watch-heres-morning-joe-segment-bashing-sinclair-set-off-trumps-furious-tweet/

 

Trump Rage-Tweets at CNN Chief 'Little Jeff Zuker' and 'Cheatin Obama'

Source: Mediate



by Aidan McLaughlin | 7:26 am, April 3rd, 2018 

President Donald Trump continued his broadside against cable news networks on Tuesday morning, zeroing in on his preferred foil, CNN. The president, who according to 16,785 anonymous sources in the latest Washington Post report is becoming “unleashed,” also tweeted an attack on his predecessor President Barack Obama. 

Trump earlier tweeted out his disdain for “CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS” over their coverage of Sinclair Broadcasting, and the backlash to promos made to run on local networks echoing Trump’s anti-media sentiment. 
 
 

Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!

 
 



Misspelled name aside, Trump and Zucker actually have quite the history together: when Zucker was the fresh-faced head of NBC Entertainment, he launched Trump’s reality television career with The Apprentice. 

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Shortly afterwards, Trump boasted of an always generous Rasmussen poll, while taking a shot at “Cheatin’ Obama”: 
 
 

Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin’ Obama at the same time in his Administration.

 
 
 




Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-rage-tweets-at-cnn-chief-little-jeff-zuker-and-cheatin-obama/

 

 

CNN Hits Back at Trump For Tweet Slamming Jeff Zucker: We're More Trustworthy Than You

Source: Mediate



by Ken Meyer | 9:14 am, April 3rd, 2018 

CNN is giving Donald Trump a free spelling lesson in response to his latest rampage against the network. 

On Tuesday morning, the president turned on the Twitter machine in order to slam the media again while defending Sinclair Broadcasting from the recent controversy surrounding their scripted, anti-media campaign. As Trump fumed about the media’s “sick and biased agenda,” he eventually decided to focus on his favorite media enemies: Jeff Zucker and CNN. 
 
 

Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!

 
 



There’s just one little problem with Trump’s tweet. Can you spot it? CNN did, and their communications team made a point of it in their reaction: 
 
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Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!

 

Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN's employees are of no interest to us. Their pursuit of the truth is our only concern. Also, Jeff's last name is spelled Z-U-C-K-E-R. Those are the facts. #FactsFirst

 
 



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UPDATE 9:20 a.m. EST: The clap back continues: 
 
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As for “challenged,” CNN just finished its second highest rated first quarter in the past nine years. Those are the facts. #FactsFirst

 

 

 

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Turmoil inside KOMO News as conservative owner Sinclair mandates talking points

Source: Seattle Times

Amid a national outcry over Sinclair Broadcasting and its mandate to insert conservative talking points on local TV news, several journalists at KOMO News — Sinclair’s Seattle-area station — describe a newsroom in turmoil. Some staffers have reached a breaking point and have discussed protesting their corporate bosses, or plan to leave as soon as they can. 

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Several KOMO employees said anchors at the station had met to discuss a protest when word came down last month about the “fake news” script Sinclair mandated they read. But those talks fizzled, and every anchor at the station eventually recorded versions of the segment, like at most other Sinclair stations across the country. 

Any concerned journalists there face a quandary: Quit now — which could result in huge financial penalties for breaking their contracts — or make plans to move on as soon as their deals end. 

Tensions escalated at a newsroom-wide meeting Monday afternoon, when staffers pushed back against the corporate edicts. But they were reminded that those who disagreed with the station’s direction could quit, according to employees who attended.

Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/tv/turmoil-inside-komo-news-as-conservative-owner-sinclair-mandates-talking-points/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning+Brief+4-3-18_4_3_2018 

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