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Trump’s propaganda machine

Mr. Hal Dixon’s letter, “Why not just wait” (April 9) scoffs at my description of how President Trump controlled the Mueller investigation. Mr. Dixon believes the myth of a liberal media; he does not comprehend the extent of Trump’s propaganda machine.

Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News, whose commentators are featured guests at Trump rallies. Murdoch also owns the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Barron’s, SmartMoney, MarketWatch, Financial News, The Guardian, and other global media. He’s an unabashed Trump supporter who uses his media to further his personal agendas.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, run by the Sinclair Smith family, owns 193 TV stations covering 40 percent of American viewership. Sinclair forces “must run” pro-Trump propaganda through their stations.

The Washington Examiner, owned by ultra-conservative Philip Anschutz, is another pro-Trump outlet. It is known for fake news stories like the “Mexican Border Muslim Prayer Rugs” scare.

Other pro-Trump media include Forbes, The Hill, Drudge Report, Investor’s Business Daily, Town Hall, National Review and many others in addition to the pro-Trump radio talk shows.

The reality is that Trump has a vast and effective propaganda machine.

Paul Oman



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