Sinclair Forces Stations To Air Commentary Arguing ‘Liberal’ Reports of Child Detention Were Exaggerated


In the latest chapter of “Sinclair Spews Conservative Propaganda on Hundreds of Television Channels,” the media conglomerate forced its networks to air a segment claiming that the outcry over the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their families and placing them in detention centers was largely just liberal histrionics.

The “must-run” segment, anchored by Sinclair Chief Political Analyst and former Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn, is slated to air on more than 100 Sinclair-owned or operated news stations across the U.S., Media Matters reports. Many of these are local news stations.

“Our immigration system is undeniably broken and the discourse around this topic is toxic,” Epshteyn says in the segment. “Many members of the media and opponents of the president have seized on this issue to make it seem as if those who are tough on immigration are somehow monsters.”

“Let’s be honest: While some of the concern is real, a lot of it is politically driven by the liberals in politics and the media,” he continues. “Some have even gone as far as comparing American immigration policies to the Holocaust.”

“The president is working to show that it is possible to balance humanity with security for our borders,” he adds. (No word on the president implementing that inhumane “zero tolerance” policy in the first place.)

Watch above, via YouTube.

[image via screengrab]

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under: