I don’t remember a time growing up where my dad didn’t have the local news running on at least one of the TVs in the house. But something I noticed but didn’t really actively pay attention to was the fact that it ran all day.
I knew there were a lot of people in the world, but is it even possible for everything to constantly be as newsworthy as they make it seem to be?
I mean, it kind of has to be. Local news is the most common place for Americans to get their news. Therefore, something must be on-screen at all times.
But for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns almost 200 local stations, being on-screen at all times is a great thing to have when they are pushing their own pro-Trump agenda.
One of their local stations runs a Terrorism Alert Desk segment every single day. And during one of those segments, they ran a bit on the swimsuits Muslim women wear. Now please tell me what Muslim women wear on the beach has to do with terrorism.
Apart from the Terrorism Alert Desk segment, the SBG likes to run a lot of others targeting and dragging liberals. One of them starts with Mark Hyman, one of their favorite reporters, saying, “I’ve got a message for certain students. Listen up, snowflake…”
Even though this segment slightly made my blood boil, I couldn’t help but laugh at the same time. The people that he is calling “snowflakes” are a lot of the people that will be voting on election day. And especially since viewing of local news goes up during election time, being called a “snowflake” repeatedly isn’t really going to make me want to vote for their beloved Trump.
This is why understanding who owns the station or company you get your news from is so important. A good knowledge of what is fact, what is a sort-of-fact, and what is just completely false is 100% necessary when you read the news these days. Your opinion is based off of what you read and watch, so you owe it to yourself to make sure the information you are getting fed is correct.