Anti-Sinclair video to air in ad on Sinclair stations

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An anti-Sinclair ad featuring the Deadspin video mocking the company’s mandatory scripts will soon air on some of the company’s stations.

The executive director of consumer advocacy group Allied Progress, Karl Frisch, tells The Baltimore Sun the ads are a test to see if Sinclair believes viewers should know local anchors were forced to read the script.

Frisch was referring to the Deadspin video posted Saturday that showed dozens of local Sinclair station anchors reading from an identical script about “fake news.”

William Fanshawe, general manager of Baltimore’s WBFF-TV, said Friday the ads will run this weekend. He told the Sun that “we believe that everyone has the right to express their opinion.”

The ad is also slated to run in Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Des Moines, Iowa.