Sinclair Broadcasting Corp. says, "The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common. ... More alarming national media outlets are publishing the same fake stories without checking the facts first," and, "This is extremely dangerous to our democracy."
Donald Trump must be ecstatic. No more "fake news," except of course when it comes from him, such as:
Jan. 21: "I have been on the cover of Time 14 or 15 times. I think we have had the all-time record in the history of Time magazine." False. Trump was on the cover 11 times, Richard Nixon 55 times.
July 17: "We have signed more bills, and I'm talking about through the legislature, than any other president, ever." False. Presidents Clinton, Carter, Truman and FDR had signed more at the same time.
March 7: "122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision." False; 113 of those were released by George W. Bush.
Will the Sinclair Broadcasting stations challenge Trump's "facts" in the future, or just allow the lying to continue?
—Kathy Belke, Stevensville