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15 Oct, 6 tweets, 4 min read
Sinclair stations are set to air a monologue falsely claiming masks and lockdown precautions do not help slow the spread of COVID-19…
Yesterday, we reported Sinclair stations were set to air a monologue containing egregious COVID misinformation.

Sinclair has now responded to @nytimes, saying *some* of this misinformation will be edited out of the program.…

Sinclair host Eric Bolling claimed his remarks about masks were not meant to be taken seriously, while doubling down on other misinformation. ImageImageImage
As the Times points out, and as Media Matters originally reported, Bolling's Sinclair show has been a vector for COVID misinformation.…………
But it's not just Bolling either. Sinclair has pushed COVID misinformation on local news broadcasts across the country. We've documented a number of examples here:…
This coming week, Bolling will be hosting a town hall with President Trump at the White House:…

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