A few months back, Sinclair Broadcasting, the owner of the single largest chain of television stations in the United States, was the focus of media criticism when I ordered a number of it’s stations not to air a “Nightline” segment which consisted of the reading of the names of the soldiers who had been killed in Iraq. It claimed the segment was ‘contrary to public interest’.
Now the company chiefs have ordered all 62 of their stations to broadcast (reg required) “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal”, a ‘documentary’ that recounts how Kerry betrayed the soldiers and POWs of the Vietnam War, after all the major broadcast networks rejected the program.
How they expect to comply with the federal guidelines of Equal Time for candidates remain to be seen.
Is it a shock to anyone that the executives of Sinclair are all major Republican contributors?
If you live in an area with a Sinclair station, or would just like to let them know you’re thoughts on the matter, you can go here and sign a petition against the broadcast.
(Thanks to Meerweb for the heads up.)