Help Stop the Sinclair-Tribune Merger and Unplug Trump TV
Sinclair Broadcast Group wants to take over Tribune, which owns 42 stations in many of the country’s big cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Denver.
This deal would create an unthinkable level of media consolidation by a company that’s used the public airwaves to push a conservative political agenda.
Sinclair is notorious for slipping right-wing views and Republican talking points into its newscasts. The company overrides the objections of local journalists and forces its stations to run conservative commentaries and slanted stories on the local news.
If this deal goes through, Sinclair’s cookie-cutter, Trump-boosting content could reach more than 70 percent of the U.S. population. That means more distorted commentary — and less of the local news people really need.
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