This is one of those things that I already knew was true, but seeing it so blatantly displayed makes me feel like like I am finding out about it for the first time.
CIA is getting lazy
“It’s just a script whats the problem lol” the problem is that Fox, CNN, CBS, and all the other channels repped here, despite claiming to be different companies with different viewpoints, all had the exact same script, word for word, to push the exact same viewpoint that smaller, independent news outlets are Fake News and “A Threat To Our Democracy.” The fact that they have scripts isn’t the problem. The problem is they all, each and every one, have the exact same script down to the letter and in some cases the fucking inflection, which basically reads “small news stations are untrustworthy and a Threat to your Way Of Life, only trust Us, We Are Verified.”
Uh, that’s sort of the opposite of what’s going on here. All of the stations here are local stations which have been bought by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a conservative group which has come under fire in the past for forcing news anchors on its stations to recite right-wing propaganda. So, yes, small news stations are under attack - but not from CNN and CBS (the stations in the video are local affiliates, not the national networks), from being taken over by Sinclair.
Until recently the FCC wouldn’t allow this kind of broad ownership of the airwaves. There’s actually an active investigation into whether Ajit Pai changed rules to benefit Sinclair’s recent expansions (source: CNN, NYTimes).