Tagged: Sinclair cares
August 23, 2017 at 11:17 am #31455
Sinclair Broadcast Group defended its proposed acquisition of Tribune Media as being in the public interest and vital to the health of broadcast television,August 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm #31456
There are four locally owned TV stations left in Oregon that I am aware of:
KWVT 17.1 in Salem
KLSR 34.1 in Eugene
KEVU 23.1 in Eugene
KOBI 5.1 in Medford
for those complaining about Sinclair, you have other options.August 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm #31459
So, you approve of large corporate entities injecting slanted political commentary into local newscasts without identifying the source? Presenting said commentary as if the local station selected it?
I sincerely don’t care what Sinclair says. All I want is at least a token effort at transparency with regard to who’s saying it. I guess that’s too much to expect.August 23, 2017 at 6:55 pm #31461
Transparency no longer required thanks to Ronnie Reagan.November 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm #33079
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted to roll back restrictions on media ownership, a proposal that critics say is helping to pave the way for a controversial merger and further consolidation in the industry.
The commission’s party-line vote clears the way for the common ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market. The proposal also eliminates a rule that prohibited television stations in the same market from merging if such a deal would leave less than eight different stations in that market.
The move has incensed critics, who see it as part of Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to benefit the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is awaiting approval from the agency for its purchase of Tribune Media. The $3.9 billion deal that would let the combined company access 72 percent of the country’s television audience.November 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm #33081
And the more they deny it the more you know it’s true.February 15, 2018 at 7:47 am #34892
“For months I have been trying to get to the bottom of the allegations about Chairman Pai’s relationship with Sinclair Broadcasting,” Mr. Pallone, the top Democrat on the committee that oversees the F.C.C., said in the statement to The New York Times. “I am grateful to the F.C.C.’s inspector general that he has decided to take up this important investigation.”
It was unclear the extent of the inspector general’s investigation or when it might conclude, but the inquiry puts a spotlight on Mr. Pai’s decisions and whether there had been coordination with the company. It may also force him to answer questions that he has so far avoided addressing in public.
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