John Oliver Takes On The Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s “Must-Runs”

John Oliver Takes On The Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s “Must-Runs”

This weekend, I wrote about Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s chilling “must-run” editorials wherein we
saw dozens of local news anchors reading the same op-ed but delivered as if it was a local anchor’s opinion.

HBO’s Last Week Tonight addressed the growing story, and John Oliver’s take is spot on:

“Yeah. Nothing says ‘we value independent media’ like dozens of reporters forced to repeat the same message over and over again like members of a brainwashed cult. I guess what I’m saying here, Sinclair, is that as a news organization, I believe you make no sense.”

“When you see just how many local stations were forced to read it and you watch them together, as many have been doing online in the last couple of days, you begin to realize the true effect of Sinclair’s reach and power.”

Watch below.

Donald Trump, of course, loves Sinclair Broadcasting: