Video: The Boris Epshteyn "must-runs" that Sinclair has been forcing local news stations to air since 2017
Since 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group has been mandating that its local news stations air commentary segments featuring Boris Epshteyn, a former aide to President Donald Trump. Even though there’s essentially no demand for these segments, Sinclair continues to force-feed Epshteyn’s pro-Trump commentary to viewers across the country. (Last month, Sinclair stations began airing companion segments from a new liberal commentator, Ameshia Cross, alongside Epshteyn's segments.) In his “must-runs,” Epshteyn has defended tear-gassing migrant children and warned of an “attempted invasion”; called former Trump fixer Michael Cohen a “rat”; conducted softball interviews with Trump, Trump administration officials, and Republican candidates for office; argued the “presidents on Mount Rushmore may have to make room” for Trump; and more.
Take a look at the right-wing propaganda local news viewers are being exposed to on a regular basis thanks to Sinclair: