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President Donald Trump lauded Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. as “far superior” to CNN or NBC Monday after the broadcaster that’s seeking federal approval to buy Tribune Media Co. drew criticism for having its on-air personalities read scripted statements about “false news” by other media outlets.

CNN showed part of a video montage posted over the weekend by the Deadspin website that showed dozens of Sinclair news readers warning about false news and saying “this is extremely dangerous to our democracy.” Media critics and some Sinclair employees have faulted the use of news personalities to parrot Trump’s criticism of the news media.

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