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TV Station Forced to Run Pro-Trump Programs

“The company that owns WJAR-TV is mandating the broadcast of multiple programs favorable to President Trump on the state’s most-watched television station,” the Providence Journal reports. “Sinclair Broadcast Group, a rapidly growing media company that bought Channel 10 in 2014, [...]

Sinclair forces TV stations to air ‘Terrorism Desk Updates’ even when there’s no terrorism news: report

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The far-right company Sinclair Broadcast Group allegedly forces stations that it owns to air reports from its “Terrorism Update Desk” even when there is no terrorism-related news to report. The Providence Journal looked into local Sinclair station WJAR after readers complained about...

Fox Renews TV Affiliations With Sinclair, Overcoming Competition Concerns

So much for the talk about Fox locking horns with Sinclair Broadcast Group in a battle to see who can win the most fans of conservative political commentary. Sinclair just announced that it has a multi-year deal to renew its Fox affiliation...Show More Summary

New Frontiers in Right-Wing Propaganda

With Sinclair Broadcast Group buying up local stations and forcing them to run pro-Trump commentary, cartoonist Jen Sorensen imagines where else right-wing propaganda might turn up. This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Outrage Builds Over Grade-Manipulation Scandal In Baltimore School System

Via StockBoardAsset.com, Earlier this month, ‘Project Baltimore’, an investigative reporting initiative, which was launched in March 2017, by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. uncovered a Baltimore City school with zero students proficient...Show More Summary

Sinclair Explains Why Its Proposed Acquisition of Tribune Is Essential for the Future of Broadcast TV

The Sinclair Broadcast Group is making the case for its $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media, which is awaiting approval after the companies agreed to the deal back in May. The company’s argument, detailed in a 173-page filing with the...

173 TV Station Networks Are Defending Trump’s Indefensible Statements on Race and Nazism -- Are They in Your City?

The Sinclair Broadcasting Group is pushing unabashed propaganda across its 173 stations. Former aide to President Donald Trump and current administration media shill Boris Epshteyn is now using local television news spots across theShow More Summary

New sports network Stadium unveils its 2017 college football schedule

Stadium, the joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group, Silver Chalice and 120 Sports, is getting closer to launching. The replacement for American Sports Network will have a multi-platform launch including on broadcast television...Show More Summary

The Self-Reinforcing Benefits of Deregulation For Republicans

The Sinclair propaganda network and the regulatory changes allowing it to expand rapidly is a major story: The day before President Trump’s inauguration, the top executive of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest owner of television stations, invited an important guest to the headquarters of the company’s Washington-area ABC affiliate. The trip was, in […]

How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation

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The Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Trump administration’s F.C.C. chief see eye-to-eye on the need to unleash television. Both are reaping big rewards.

Commercial Influence at FCC: A Challenge to Free Speech

Conservative Sinclair Broadcasting Group is lobbying the FCC and politicians to expand its power over U.S. audiences by buying Chicago-based Tribune Media's 42 stations. This would put the company in 72 percent of U.S. living rooms. And thanks to political appointees, the FCC might allow it to happen.

Baltimore School With Zero Students Proficient In Math Has Highest Graduation Rate

Via StockBoardAsset.com, Baltimore’s community is absolutely stunned after ‘Project Baltimore’, an investigative reporting initiative, which was launched in March 2017, by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. asked this question: How can aShow More Summary

Bill O’Reilly Has his Sights Set on … CNN?

“Trying to figure out Bill O’Reilly’s next TV home has turned into a cottage industry,” Variety reports. “Might the former linchpin of Fox News Channel’s primetime lineup move to Newsmax? A deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group? The conservative-leaning One America...

Sinclair Deal Draws Unlikely Opponent: Conservative News Media

Newsmax and The Blaze are among the outlets that have joined left-leaning critics of the Sinclair Broadcast Group proposal to acquire Tribune Media.

Critics Of Sinclair-Tribune Deal Tell FCC It Would Politicize Local News, Raise Prices

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media will give the company unprecedented power to politicize local TV news,  raise pay TV and ad rates, slow the growth of wireless broadband, and determine what new broadcast...Show More Summary

Fox in talks with Ion amid tensions with Sinclair

21st Century Fox Inc. is in talks to operate local television stations across the U.S. with Ion Media Networks Inc., potentially paving the way for Fox to dump Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. as... To view the full story, click the title link.

Sinclair Broadcasting Outstrips Fox News to Become De Facto ‘Trump TV’

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Common Dreams staff Americans are going to be seeing more of the likes of Boris Epshetyn (pictured), thanks to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s recent moves in the media marketplace.

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The face of Boris Epshteyn, chief political analyst for the behemoth Sinclair Broadcast Group, is glowing like an oversized egg about to hatch the world’s most affable chicken. “Let’s take a look at the White House press briefing,” he suggests genially, the corners of his mouth lifting. Show More Summary

These Right-Wing Moguls Are on the Brink of Completing a Transformative Media Coup

The Smiths don't have the name recognition of a Rupert Murdoch, but they're no less dangerous. According to Sinclair Broadcasting Group, it's doing a service to its viewers by requiring the many local TV news stations it owns to air unabashedly...Show More Summary

‘Does he think we’re idiots?’: CNN panel openly laughs at Trump claim he has ‘little time for watching TV’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Addressing support given to President Donald Trump from the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group, which supplies clips to stations across the country, a CNN panel on media mocked Trump’s tweeted claim that he has “little time for watching TV.” “We saw the president make a...

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