Watch Nicolle Wallace and Angelo Carusone explain the “particularly insidious” way Sinclair spreads conservative talking points

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Citation From the June 12, 2024, edition of MSNBC's Deadline: White House

NICOLLE WALLACE (HOST): Over the last week in this country, local news stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which actually controls nearly 200 local TV outlets all across the country, millions of viewers, probably lots of -- all of our neighbors. So, those stations have been airing a story, a TV package, with nearly the exact same script about reporting from "The Wall Street Journal" that was highly criticized for being highly critical about President Joe Biden's mental acuity. 


ANGELO CARUSONE (GUEST): I do think though, as you guys noted in your monologue, what Sinclair's doing is particularly insidious, and that won't just be resolved by Joe Biden being out there more often because you have sort of a right-wing propaganda operation that is willing to go even further than Fox News, as they've done that in the past, and they're doing it under imprepator of a lot of banners, trusted sources, CBS, NBC, ABC, that's the way affiliates work. So, be realistic about the landscape. That doesn't mean we should wring our hands about it. But to your question, we should be realistic. And that then gets into the bigger thing of how do you deal with a guy like Donald Trump? I do think as somebody who has watched, which is wild to say, 612 Donald Trump speeches since the 2016 election, they're not the same as they were in 2016. They're not the same as they were in 2020.