“The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media."
“Some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias.”
“This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”
Last month, millions of local TV news viewers heard eerily similar versions of this Trump-esque speech from dozens of seemingly unrelated news anchors across the country. The source of the script was Sinclair Broadcasting -- the country's largest broadcaster, which owns 193 television stations and 589 channels in 89 markets.
Sinclair has a well-known reputation for pushing a right-wing agenda through their stations. Now, they're trying to become even more powerful by merging with Tribune Media, which would give them control over prominent stations in media markets like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
We need to take action if we're going to stop the right-wing radicals at Sinclair from gaining even more control over our media.
Call FCC Chair Ajit Pai and tell him to kill the Sinclair-Tribune merger now: 1-202-418-1000