Opinion: The importance of clearly-marked commentary
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - I want to talk to you about my job. I am in the analysis, opinion and commentary business.
Yes, I worked for President Trump during the campaign, on the inaugural and in the White House.
I was also on the McCain campaign in 2008 and was a surrogate for the Romney campaign in 2012.
Some critics would have you believe that it somehow disqualifies me from providing you with my analysis and commentary.
But here’s a question, wouldn’t you want someone talking to you about politics only if he had actually worked in politics and knew the people he was talking about?
I know that I would want someone giving opinions about medicine only if they were a doctor.
In terms of my analysis playing during your local news, as you see, my segments are very clearly marked as commentary.
The same cannot be said for cable and broadcast news hosts who inject their opinions and bias into news coverage all the time without drawing any lines between them.
Here is the bottom line: I am proud to be the chief political analyst at Sinclair. My goal with every segment is to tell you facts which you may not already know and then my take on those facts. I am thrilled to keep sharing the truth and my perspective with you day in and day out. Thank you for tuning in.