Sinclair Broadcasting: A Menace to Press Freedom

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Sinclair Broadcasting: A Menace to Press Freedom

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The extremist right-wing media giant aims to get bigger, seeking to swallow Tribune Media, operating 42 broadcast stations.

A merger if consummated will let Sinclair control over 200 local TV stations nationwide, reaching more than 70% of the country – far too much power in the hands of a single company, using it irresponsibly, journalism the way it should be banned on its airwaves.

Earlier, Free CEO Craig Aaron slammed the broadcaster, saying it "forces its local stations to air pro-Trump propaganda and then seeks favors from the Trump administration worth billions."

Its sought merger with Tribune Media "should be a national scandal. And if it's allowed to happen, it will unleash a new and unprecedented wave of consolidation in local TV that may boost short-term stock prices but will spell long-term disaster f
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