🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Taking Over Local News | The New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Taking Over Local News by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

On local TV stations across the United States, news anchors have been delivering the exact same message to their viewers. ‚ÄúOur greatest responsibility,‚ÄĚ they begin by saying, ‚Äúis to serve our communities.‚ÄĚ

But what they are being forced to say next has left many questioning whom those stations are really being asked to serve.



On today’s episode:

‚Äʬ†Sydney Ember, a New York Times business reporter who covers print and digital media.

‚ÄĘ Aaron Weiss, who worked several years ago as a news director for Sinclair in Sioux City, Iowa.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ Anchors at local news stations across the country made¬†identical comments about media bias. The script came from their owner, Sinclair Broadcast Group.

‚ÄĘ David D. Smith,¬†the chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, said his stations were no different from network news outlets.

‚ÄĘ The largest owner of local TV stations,¬†Sinclair has a history of supporting Republican causes.

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