Media Matters' Pamela Vogel explains how Sinclair's propaganda disproportionately hurts low-income communities

Media Matters' Pamela Vogel explains how Sinclair's propaganda disproportionately hurts low-income communities

Vogel: The poor and working class are "less likely to have cable which means that the choices for trusted news are very limited to local stations"

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From the April 2 edition of Sirius XM's The Dean Obeidallah Show:

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PAMELA VOGEL: For poor, working class folks or black and Latino communities specifically, they’re less likely to have cable which means that the choices for trusted news are very limited to the local stations for the most part, if you’re still using TV to get your news. It really just sort of magnifies the exploitation level, in my opinion, of what’s going on here. And I think what’s also interesting when you tune into-- if you’re somebody who watches cable news and you tune into CNN, or Fox, or MSNBC you kind of know what you’re getting yourself into, you know what you want to watch.

ANGÉLIQUE ROCHÉ (GUEST HOST): Right. You’ve made a choice.

VOGEL: Exactly, but if you’re trying to watch your local news and you just choose, this is an ABC station or this is a CBS station, what you don’t know is who it’s actually owned or operated by. Some of those stations are owned by, you know, ABC but some of them are owned by Sinclair and they don’t broadcast that anywhere, you don’t see a Sinclair logo on the screen when you’re watching. So that’s really kind of step one is making sure that folks know it’s actually pretty easy to figure out who owns your local station and that’s the least you can do to make sure you at least know what you’re signing up for and what you’re tuning in for.

Previously:

Here are 66 local news stations airing Sinclair’s brainwashing anti-media promo 

A short history of the right-wing politics of Sinclair Broadcasting

Here are the "manipulative" ads Sinclair forced local anchors to read, now airing across the country

There is no organic audience for Boris Epshteyn's pro-Trump propaganda

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