Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV

Zurawik: More Epshteyn means less credibility for Sinclair

Today on CNN's "Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter and I talked about the decision by the Sinclair Broadcast Group to give more airtime to former Trump aide Boris Epshteyn.

In my Sun column today, I wrote about the danger a more highly politicized Sinclair poses for the country. The station group's move last week to triple Epshteyn's airtime in his role as chief political analyst is certainly a step in that direction.

Sinclair, which has 173 stations, is poised to take on 42 more if its purchase of Tribune Media is approved by the FCC. Tribune stations in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania will give the company powerful outlets in highly contested battleground states, which will mean even more political power for the company with a history of conservative politics.

Here's the video from that CNN segment in which I described Epshteyn's pro-Trump commentary in terms of classic propaganda.

And you can read my column from today's Sun here.

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