Boris Epshtyn Says People Don’t Like His Sinclair News Segments Because They’re ‘Not Biased Against President Trump’

Boris Epshteyn delivers a "Bottom Line with Boris" segment in June 2017 (Screenshot: Boris Epshteyn via YouTube)

Boris Epshtyn, a former Trump aide whose pro-Trump commentaries dozens of local news stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are required to run on the nightly news, defended himself in an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson on Wednesday, saying that people only object to his analysis because it “is not biased against President Trump.”

Epshtyn told Larson that “I talk about facts, maybe facts that people don’t know, but they’re facts.”

“What it comes down to, Lars…is that some out there in the media cannot stand that not everybody’s biased against the president,” he said. “The big objection is that the information that I put out, my analysis, is not biased against President Trump. Well, forgive me, that’s not my perspective, that’s not my take. And if somebody doesn’t like what I have to say, well, you know, that’s their business. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t have the right to say it, it doesn’t mean that the viewers don’t have the right to see it or the readers of my opinion pieces don’t have the right to read it.”

“So, all this talk about shutting down the news or hurting journalism,” he said, “well isn’t it hurting news and journalism when people are screaming that, for example, my opinions shouldn’t be out there or other people’s opinions shouldn’t be out there? So I think there’s a big double standard out there.”

Sinclair has been under increased public scrutiny in the last week after it required its news crews across the country to read a Trumpian script on air about the trend of “one-sided news stories plaguing our country.”