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Trump / Sinclair & "Fake News" / A Discussion #1122797

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The move by Sinclair Broadcasting to have local anchors read a script against "fake news" introduced; viral video shown; President Trump tweet about fake news & bias quoted.

(New York: Gary Tuchman) The identical script for Sinclair anchors across the country examined; scenes shown of anchors reading the mandated statement; details given about a deal between Trump & Sinclair, which owns 192 stations. A statement from Scott Livingston of Sinclair quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with NewsMax Media president Christopher Ruddy about Sinclair. [RUDDY - offers views on Sinclair reporting being fair/unbiased, but there is a danger in homogenizing news.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams & NPR correspondent David Folkenflik† about Sinclair's move. [ABRAMS - offer views on the threat to local stations' independence & Sinclair's lack of transparency, how they are talking about the liberal media, how local anchors are in a tough spot.] [FOLKENFLIK - offers views on local news coverage but Sinclair is trading on local trust in anchors, the expansion of Sinclair, which is nationalizing its local news coverage.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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