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Who funds the news?

Right-wing radicals are yammering about a “deep state conspiracy” run by liberals to undermine President Trump’s agenda. There is no deep state conspiracy, but there is a “deep pockets” conspiracy. Super-wealthy billionaires are funding and spreading right-wing propaganda brainwashing workers into believing that Trump is helping the middle class. Thankfully, The Spokesman-Review is not part of this infection.

Super-rich dynasties, like the Koch brothers, Rupert Murdoch, Sheldon Adelson and the Palmer, Smith and Mercer families, are pumping billions of dollars into radical right-wing media campaigns to discredit legitimate news sources and pretend that the rich care about workers’ rights.

Take, for example, the Sinclair Smith family, who own most of the TV news broadcasting in America. Sinclair Broadcasting forces its news anchors to read scripts that propagate the deep state myth while discrediting the legitimacy of non-Sinclair news media. Or consider Rupert Murdoch, who owns much of the conservative print media. His newspapers and magazines have undergone an eight-month smear campaign against the FBI because Murdoch wants to shut down the Russian collusion investigation.

Don’t let the deep pockets conspiracy brainwash you. Look at who is funding your news.

Paul Oman

Clarkston


 

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