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  • Untold Story of Broadcast Ownership

    04/20/2018 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Armstrong Williams
    Last year, the Sinclair Broadcasting Group agreed to acquire the Tribune Media Company. Since then the competitors of free-to-the-home broadcast television have been among the loudest voices crying "the sky is falling," and the government -- the FCC and DOJ -- should deny approval of the merger. This chorus has been joined by adversaries wishing to create political division, and seeking to pull the power-levers of government to have Sinclair "investigated" for "bias" and claims of "fake news." Let's get some context and perspective. Free-to-the-home television in America, one of the nation's most heavily regulated industries, is in a fight...
  • Democrats Finally Find Some Media Bias They Dislike

    04/06/2018 7:24:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Last month, news anchors at Sinclair Broadcast Group's TV stations were required to read a script critical of "fake stories" and general bias in the major news networks. Because some of the phrasing mirrored President Donald Trump's overcooked critique of liberal media outlets, the story triggered widespread and overwrought warnings about authoritarianism and the rise of state-run media. It's true that Sinclair, the largest owner of U.S. TV stations, would have been better off following the lead of the big outlets: hiring and working with people who subscribe to the same worldview and then simply letting them do their thing....
  • Syracuse TV anchor breaks silence on Sinclair controversy: 'I was never threatened'

    04/05/2018 7:48:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 04/05/18 | By Geoff Herbert
    Syracuse TV anchor Michael Benny has broken his silence on the controversy surrounding a script he read on CNY Central for station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group. Benny and Allison Bybee appear in a video compilation showing TV anchors at Sinclair-owned stations across the country in a promo echoing President Donald Trump's constant attacks on "fake news" media. Critics say it reflects the company's right-wing agenda without disclosing a political bias.... For days, CNY Central declined to comment, but Benny finally spoke out in a lengthy Facebook post on Wednesday night. "Recently, my boss came to me with a script for...
  • Who are the real purveyors of 'fake news'? (Sinclair Brod. issue)

    04/05/2018 7:30:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/4/2018 | Joe Farah
    I don’t know why Sinclair execs are even defensive about what they are doing. It’s commendable. There should be more of it. Any media organization not wholeheartedly committed to such standards will, through mere momentum, drift left along with the rest of the media culture. The journalist pool is dominated by the left. It has been for many decades. So, if a network seeks to swim against that tide, it must swim hard, consistently, make its standards clear, choose its employees carefully. I make no apologies as the founder, chief executive officer and editor of WND. We will continue to...
  • This is what mind control looks like.

    04/01/2018 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/30/18 | Steve Fransenn
    This is what mind control looks like.
  • This is what mind control looks like(Video)

    03/31/2018 10:32:37 PM PDT · by Revel · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/31/18 | SteveFranssen ?
    I would not be surprised if this video is pulled soon. It is very well done. Watch it while you can.
  • This is what mind control looks like

    03/31/2018 8:27:25 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 68 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 31, 2018 | Steve Franssen
    A well done video showing how our news media, even local, is controlled. This is what mind control looks like
  • Trump bashes CNN, NBC, defends Sinclair Broadcast Group after 'fake news' speeches by local anc

    04/02/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 2 2018 | CNBC
    President Donald Trump on Monday touted Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns more than a dozen NBC news affiliates, as being "far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC."
  • Morning Joe Outrage over Sinclair Segment, but Obama Nostalgic for Era When Left Controlled Media

    04/02/2018 4:33:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Liberals never complained when the news was controlled by a handful of outlets all spouting the same left-wing line. To the contrary, just last week, Barack Obama waxed nostalgic over those good old days: “It used to be in the United States that there were three television stations, basically everybody watched the same thing, everybody got their news from the same sources, so everybody more or less had a similar view of the world.” But now that the liberal monopoly of the media has been broken, suddenly the left is outraged and appalled. Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was...
  • Sinclair's script for stations ["Extremely dangerous for our democracy"]

    04/01/2018 7:43:26 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 31, 2018
    Extremely humerous - A pastiche of common memes reiterated across the spectrum of newsbabes and metrosexual newsboobs. This video puts the lie to any claim that we have "independent" journalists providing our television news.
  • Two Sinclair Stations in Maine Under Scrutiny for Editorial Segments [Pro-Trump]

    08/02/2017 7:43:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Adweek/TVSpy.com ^ | 8/1/17 | Stephanie Tsoflias
    Sinclair’s two stations in Portland, Maine are making headlines for their ‘must run’ segments. The Press Herald posted a story over the weekend that described the stations as ‘being under fire for pro-Trump’ political segments that run on WGME and WPFO. A politically independent viewer, Marc McCutcheon, described the experience of watching the must-runs as “surreal,” “extremely jarring” and “so out of place with the friendly, local broadcast from news people I’ve come to trust over the years.” There was no rebuttal, no context, no alternate point of view – a situation he found concerning.” According to the Herald: WGME-TV...
  • Sinclair Buys Tribune for $3.9 Billion, Creating TV Goliath by Alex Sherman

    05/08/2017 8:15:29 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 5 replies
    bloomberg ^ | 5/8/17 | Alex Sherman
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is buying Tribune Media Co. for about $3.9 billion, a deal made possible after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted last month to ease a limit on TV-station ownership in the U.S. Sinclair will pay $43.50 a share to gain Tribune TV stations in big media markets like New York, Chicago and Miami, strengthening its hand in negotiations with pay-TV distributors and major broadcast networks like 21st Century Fox Inc. The marriage of Sinclair and Tribune, two of the largest local TV station owners in the U.S., creates a U.S. broadcasting behemoth to face down online...
  • Sinclair Fires EP Over Political Tweets, Warns Stations of ‘Liberal Bias’ [TV News]

    02/15/2017 3:03:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Ad Week TV Spy ^ | 2/14/17 | Kevin Eck
    CBS AFFILIATES | SOCIAL MEDIA | TV BIZ Sinclair Fires EP Over Political Tweets, Warns Stations of ‘Liberal Bias’ By Kevin Eck on Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:48 AM14 Comments Sinclair_640 WWMT executive producer Randy Lubratich was fired from the Sinclair-owned station last week after violating the station group’s social media guidelines. Lubratich sent two tweets about education secretary Betsy DeVos. The Daily Banter reports “they were deleted as soon as the station, WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan, brought them up to her and eventually suspended her for them — the person in question says that, all in all, they were...
  • Sinclair Chairman Claims Entire Print Media Has ‘No Credibility’

    04/02/2018 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Sinclair Chairman Claims Entire Print Media Has ‘No Credibility’ By Olivia Nuzzi David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, said he dislikes and fundamentally distrusts the print media, which he believes “serves no real purpose.” In emails to New York, Smith said that print — as in newspapers and magazines — is a reality-distorting tool of leftists. Print media, he said, has “no credibility” and no relevance. “I must tell that in all the 45 plus years I have been in the media business I have never seen a single article about us that is reflective of reality...
  • Dude Who Claimed Sex With Obama Is Livid At Media’s Obsession With Stormy Daniels

    03/24/2018 12:51:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/23/18 | Robert Donachie
    The man, who once claimed without evidence to have had sex with former President Barack Obama, is now livid the media and public are believing adult film star Stormy Daniels’ relationship with President Donald Trump. Larry Sinclair, a 50-something-year-old man, alleged he had sexual relations with Obama in 1999. The story included a limousine, cocaine and a host of other interesting tidbits. There are few reports of the incident because Sinclair could never provide hard evidence, and he has a very long rap sheet. News broke in early January that Trump’s lawyer paid Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford,...
  • Obama sex accuser panned as a liar urges Stormy Daniels scrutiny

    03/23/2018 7:30:16 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018
    A man who claimed without evidence that he had sex with former President Barack Obama says the media is showing a “sickening” double standard with coverage of an alleged affair between President Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels. Larry Sinclair’s allegations involving Obama, cocaine, and a limo — set in 1999, when Obama was a state senator — failed to gain broad coverage for a variety of reasons, including lack of corroboration and Sinclair’s record of crimes involving deceit. But Sinclair says the media is giving too much attention and too little skepticism to claims of a 2006 affair between...
  • Date Set For (Ill-Annoy) Barack Obama Day

    12/26/2017 8:53:40 AM PST · by SERKIT · 15 replies
    Ill-Annoy News Network ^ | 12/26/2017 | Illinois News Network
    Aug. 4, 2018, will be the first time that Illinois will commemorate the date as Barack Obama Day. Illinois’ General Assembly passed a law that would give Obama an official designation on his birthday. The supporters in Springfield originally wanted to make the day an official state holiday in which all non-vital state services would close. This drew opposition from lawmakers such as state Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, who thinks the state couldn’t afford to give state workers yet another paid holiday.
  • Sharyl Attkisson Roasts Lib Narrative — Takes Out Net Neutrality, Tax Bill in One Blow [trunc]

    12/23/2017 1:51:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 7 replies
    IJR ^ | Dec 23, 2917 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    Full article title: Sharyl Attkisson Roasts Liberal Narrative — Takes Out Net Neutrality, Tax Bill, and Climate Change in One Blow Journalist Sharyl Attkisson is pretty well known for — well — poking the bear. But on Friday, she kicked off the Christmas holiday weekend with a picture of one. She tweeted a photo of a polar bear with the following caption:Merry Christmas from Santa's neck of the woods. Well, from one pole. https://t.co/g7tNjnRBdV — Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) December 22, 2017It wasn't long before politics entered the picture:The MSM told me polar bears were all dead. — Michael M. (@unclemike741776)...
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group is fined $13 million by FCC for failing to identify sponsored programming

    12/22/2017 1:17:48 AM PST · by fluorescence · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | Stephen Battaglio
    The Federal Communications Commission has leveled a $13.4-million fine against Sinclair Broadcast Group for failing to identify sponsored content that aired on its TV stations. The fine announced Thursday is the largest ever proposed by the commission for such a violation and comes at a delicate time for the Baltimore-based company, which is seeking Justice Department and FCC approvals for its proposed $3.9-billion acquisition of Tribune Media. The FCC said Sinclair created 60- and 90-second spots that promoted the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah and aired them on its local newscasts, or as free-standing half-hour programs. But the company did...
  • How Team Obama tried to hack the election

    05/27/2017 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26,2017 | Paul Sperry
    New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials. The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election. The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans. Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack...