Thurs – 8/9: Thanks to all for helping to bring the Sinclair deal down!

Action #1 – Thank you for helping on this!

No action here. Just thanks for your loyal opposition to the Sinclair/Tribune merger – calling, emailing, writing and generally making a ruckus.

Action #2 – Follow up – Tell the FCC to revoke Sinclair’s broadcasting license.

In April, 2018, Ajit Pai stated that the FCC wouldn’t pull Sinclair’s broadcast license due to their distorted news coverage. Well, how about now?  “As details of Sinclair’s deceptions emerge — and with other investigations underway at the Department of Justice — it’s reasonable to question whether the broadcaster deserves to hold any licenses to profit off the public airwaves.” says Craig Aaron, the CEO of the public interest group Free Press. Great idea, Mr. Aaron, as unethical behavior is one of the numerous ways to lose a broadcast license.

Minimal Script: First, I would like to thank Chairman Pai for helping to stop the Sinclair/Tribune merger. In addition, because of Sinclair’s criminally unethical behavior during the negotiations, now is the time for the FCC to stand up and revoke Sinclair’s license to broadcast.

Contact:
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Tues 7/10: “This is extremely dangerous to our democracy”, says Sinclair Broadcast Group, the actual danger to our democracy. Deadline to comment, June 12th, Thursday + 2 calls.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Sinclair Broadcasting Group issue, they are the right-wing extremist company that is gobbling up local news stations. They cut a deal with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner during the 2016 elections to air “good” coverage for Trump and it continues to act as his defacto propaganda arm. You may have seen the  success of their takeovers displayed on this viral video.

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