Plenty of other news sources for us to trust

first_imgThe final straw came recently when you and scores of other local news anchors were forced by Sinclair management to read word-for-word a statement criticizing other outlets, along with the internet and networks not owned by them for airing “fake news.”  Sinclair is owned by David Smith, a far-right (read “wrong”) conservative billionaire who supports Trump’s agenda.  A principal executive in Sinclair was an important member of Trump’s campaign team.  At least with Fox, you know you’ll get Trump news 24/7. But Sinclair pressures the local folk we used to trust to recite its biased rhetoric. And now, they’re trying to buy many more outlets for a mere $3.9 billion.We still have a few other channels and this newspaper for local news and, for national and world news, there are still a few truthful sites. Until the Trump administration manages to destroy public radio and television, there’s WAMC and Channel 17. I listen to “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman every morning at 9 a.m. on WRPI, 91.5.  It’s available any time at Democracynow.com, and there’s the Manchester Guardian online at theguardian.com.So long, Liz. It’s been good to know you.Richard W. Lewis, Jr.GlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion My wife and I have decided not to watch CBS6-WRGB news anymore. Sorry, Liz. It’s not you. It’s the fact that you’ve been bought, along with 173 other “local” television stations throughout the United States, by mega-corporation Sinclair Communications.    last_img

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