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    Media Mass Scripting

    How many people have seen or heard a bunch of instances where local TV news reports all are saying the same thing?

    I'm seeing some cases where maybe 20 to 40 separate newscasts are played simultaneously with people saying the same thing. Often these will be placed sequentially or in pairs to see and hear the matched reports more clearly. I have heard this also for Democrat house members who all use the same terminology to speak of Trump, or of other politicized issues.

    The last one was a news report about that mailorder company named after a jungle. All the news reports were saying some of the same words but also continuing to just give free advertising to that company.

    I'm also amazed at the ability to collect all these newscasts and position so many of these together in sync with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    How many people have seen or heard a bunch of instances where local TV news reports all are saying the same thing?

    I'm seeing some cases where maybe 20 to 40 separate newscasts are played simultaneously with people saying the same thing. Often these will be placed sequentially or in pairs to see and hear the matched reports more clearly. I have heard this also for Democrat house members who all use the same terminology to speak of Trump, or of other politicized issues.

    The last one was a news report about that mailorder company named after a jungle. All the news reports were saying some of the same words but also continuing to just give free advertising to that company.

    I'm also amazed at the ability to collect all these newscasts and position so many of these together in sync with each other.
    You're speaking in very vague terms so it's hard for me to assess whether this looks like coordination or not. Clearly politicians of the same party will coordinate their messaging. If you could paste a few examples it would help make your point more clearly.

    I must have missed the Good Vibrations news casts but I will keep my eyes open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    How many people have seen or heard a bunch of instances where local TV news reports all are saying the same thing?

    I'm seeing some cases where maybe 20 to 40 separate newscasts are played simultaneously with people saying the same thing. Often these will be placed sequentially or in pairs to see and hear the matched reports more clearly. I have heard this also for Democrat house members who all use the same terminology to speak of Trump, or of other politicized issues.

    The last one was a news report about that mailorder company named after a jungle. All the news reports were saying some of the same words but also continuing to just give free advertising to that company.

    I'm also amazed at the ability to collect all these newscasts and position so many of these together in sync with each other.
    A lot of local stations across the country are owned by the same national company who will sometimes send out a "must do" story.

    More insidious, I think, are the national networks who are owned by companies but who will all report from the exact same perspective, often using the same words and phrases to describe a story. I would love to know who is giving them their marching orders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    A lot of local stations across the country are owned by the same national company who will sometimes send out a "must do" story.

    More insidious, I think, are the national networks who are owned by companies but who will all report from the exact same perspective, often using the same words and phrases to describe a story. I would love to know who is giving them their marching orders.
    Sinclair Media is owned by a bunch of RWNJs. So the talking points probably come from Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineBoob View Post
    Sinclair Media is owned by a bunch of RWNJs. So the talking points probably come from Russia.
    Coming from a reasonable person, that would be obvious satire, but you're just dumb enough to actually believe it.
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    Companies and government officials distribute press releases when they think they've done something positive and newsworthy. Press releases are written like news articles in the hope they will simply be published 'as is'. Sometimes they are (when news agencies are lazy). Sometimes they are augmented slightly for a news report. Sometimes they are totally re-written, or discarded.

    This may be what you are referencing regarding news about a private company looking scripted.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_release

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Coming from a reasonable person, that would be obvious satire, but you're just dumb enough to actually believe it.
    Per Wikipedia


    Sinclair has faced scrutiny from some media critics, as well as some of its station employees, for the conservative slant of their stations' news reporting and other programming decisions, and how the company's rapid growth has aided the airing of content that supports these views.[2][3][4] Sinclair has also faced criticism over business practices that circumvent concentration of media ownership regulations, particularly the use of local marketing agreements, accusations that the company had been currying favor with the Trump administration in order to loosen these rules[5] and about its management lacking diversity and being totally controlled by a single family.[6] Critics including former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather have described Sinclair's practices as being "an assault on our democracy" by disseminating what they perceive to be Orwellian-like propaganda to its local stations

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    Okay. Here is the one about the company named after a jungle



    The comments are great.

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    here are some of the stations shown:

    wbtw.com cbs south carolina

    lex18.com nbc lexington kentucky

    wtvm.com cbs georgia

    NBC Palm springs nbc palm springs

    wvva nbc/cw west virginia

    13abc abc/cw Toledo, Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Per Wikipedia


    Sinclair has faced scrutiny from some media critics, as well as some of its station employees, for the conservative slant of their stations' news reporting and other programming decisions, and how the company's rapid growth has aided the airing of content that supports these views.[2][3][4] Sinclair has also faced criticism over business practices that circumvent concentration of media ownership regulations, particularly the use of local marketing agreements, accusations that the company had been currying favor with the Trump administration in order to loosen these rules[5] and about its management lacking diversity and being totally controlled by a single family.[6] Critics including former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather have described Sinclair's practices as being "an assault on our democracy" by disseminating what they perceive to be Orwellian-like propaganda to its local stations
    That wikipedia article interestingly has a link to conservative media in the United States. I did not find a similar link on NBC for leftist media in the United States.

    I also have not seen the list of tv stations. I suspect there are not many of these stations in the large cities of the leftist states.

    As you can see from the video I linked to, Dan Rather would be rather sad to see this "assault on our democracy" happening across the country on ABC, CBS and NBC.

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