The Sinclair Affair

Posted by Mitchell - October 14, 2004 (entry 241)

The Sinclair Broadcasting Group has decided to flex its broadcasting muscle in a partisan direction right before the election. This has spurred at least five different websites to act -- very quickly. One article credits Sinclair with singlehandedly reviving the media ownership debate in just under a week. (Though I should say that it's not like the issue went away, or the actions about it. FCC lawsuit, anyone? but anyway...).

For the record, Sinclair doesn't have an affiliate in Chicago. I believe that the nearest Sinclair affiliate is in Milwaukee. CMA may enter the fray at some point. Stay tuned, true believers.

Update: Just days after organizers start turning up the heat, Sinclair is already feeling the heat.

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