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Thanks to the FCC, Christmas Comes Early for Pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcast Group

Christmas came early for Sinclair Broadcast Group, the pro-Trump local television goliath. On Thursday, the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted on a series of actions that would eliminate regulations for local media...Show More Summary

FCC Gives Sinclair Broadcast Group A Gift By Eliminating Key Media Ownership Rule

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that has existed for four decades, which prohibited corporations from owning newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market. The move will pave the way for further media consolidation and directly benefit companies like Sinclair Broadcast Group. Show More Summary

TV ownership rules are changing and a Trump-friendly company stands to benefit

A series of moves by the federal government would help the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, Trump-friendly Sinclair Broadcast Group, grow even bigger. The Federal Communications Commission has approved … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers Seek Probe Related to Sinclair-Tribune Deal

Two members of the House of Representatives are calling for an investigation into whether Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been improperly clearing regulatory hurdles for the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s pending acquisition of Tribune Media, The Hill reports. “Reps....

House Democrats seek probe of FCC chairman’s treatment of Sinclair

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Two U.S. House Democrats on Monday asked the Federal Communications Commission inspector general to probe whether FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was biased in favor of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is seeking approval of a $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co. Representatives Frank Pallone and...

Sinclair CEO Clears the Air on Bill O’Reilly

Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley addressed recent reports that the company is working on bringing Bill O’Reilly back to television, fielding a question on the subject during a conference call with Wall Street analysts. Deadline reports that Ripley shot...

Sinclair Won’t Hire O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News prime-time host who was forced out this year after a series of sexual harassment claims, is apparently not welcome at conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group, the Chicago Tribune reports.Said Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley: “We get approached all the time by [...]

Sinclair Broadcast CEO: “We Have No Interest In Hiring” Bill O’Reilly

During a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley fielded a question about recent press accounts that the company has been negotiating with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “We get approached by people all the time, which is probably where these reports were coming from,” Ripley said. Show More Summary

Sinclair Profit And Income Drop; Execs Eye Tribune Deal Close In Early 2018

Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose pending acquisition of Tribune Media stands to make the No. 1 local TV player a far more influential colossus, reported declines in third-quarter revenue and profits but praised the FCC’s recent deregulatory moves. Show More Summary

Tribune Media Chairman Bruce Karsh Quits Ahead Of Sinclair Deal Close

Signaling continued confidence that the company’s sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group will be approved by regulators, Tribune Media Co. said its chairman, Bruce Karsh, stepped down from the board on Oct. 26 and will not be replaced. "Given...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly might end up at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Bill O'Reilly, the former Fox News anchor, has been negotiating for a position with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest television-station owner, according to two sources familiar with the talks. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Bill O'Reilly, Coming To A Sinclair Broadcasting Affiliate Near You?

Sinclair Broadcast Group, now the biggest owners of television stations is in serious negotiations with bringing on the $32 million-dollar sexual assault man, Bill O'Reilly. NBC News is reporting that "one of the sources, who is close to O’Reilly, said on Tuesday that the two sides were "about midway" through negotiations. Show More Summary

O’Reilly May End Up at Sinclair Broadcasting

“Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News anchor, has been negotiating for a position with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest television-station owner,” NBC News reports. “Sinclair, known for its conservative commentary, is continuing with the talks despite the sexual [...]

Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plot to Take Over Your Local News

One evening in July, David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, strolled into the newsroom at WJLA, the ABC affiliate for Washington, DC, and the crown jewel of his company’s 193-station empire. Smith lacks the name recognition of Rupert Murdoch or the late Roger Ailes. But his company—with holdings concentrated in midsize markets like […]

This Is How Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Leader Views the Media

When I set out to write about Sinclair Broadcast Group, the conservative TV juggernaut I report on in the new issue of Mother Jones, the person I hoped to gain a better understanding of was the man behind Sinclair’s rise, executive chairman and former CEO David Smith. He sits atop a multibillion-dollar media empire. He […]

“I Don’t Feel It Has Any Place in a Local Newscast”

Stories about Sinclair Broadcast Group’s push to dominate local TV news and force pro-Trump viewpoints into its programming often lack the voices and opinions of journalists from Sinclair’s own stations. What do they think about Sinclair HQ ordering its stations to run Boris Epshteyn’s unabashedly pro-Trump commentaries? Or insisting on daily “Terrorism Alert Desk” segments […]

Sinclair May Sell TV Stations for Up to $1 Billion

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. may sell off some television stations in an effort to help secure approval for its proposed merger with Tribune Media Co., according to a report by Bloomberg. The report says Sinclair has received bids for as...

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

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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

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