FCC Opens Loophole For Pro-Trump Propaganda to Blanket U.S.

Far-Right Sinclair Brodcasting Will Reach 72 Percent of American Households

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“Sinclair Broadcasting, a group of TV stations that heavily lean conservative, will expand into a majority of American homes, thanks to Trump’s pick to head the Federal Communications Commission,” Metro reports.

“FCC chairman Ajit Pai revived a loophole, which was closed by the Obama administration, that will allow Sinclair to buy another group of TV stations and greatly exceed regulations on how many media outlets any one company can own.”

“Sinclair, the nation’s largest TV broadcaster, is known for inserting ‘must-run’ conservative segments into local programming, which clearly favored Trump in the 2016 election. It currently owns 107 stations covering 38 percent of American homes. Its plans to buy Tribune Broadcasting Group would add 42 stations and expand its reach to 72 percent of American households.”

MORE: Watchdog group asks FCC to deny Sinclair Broadcast’s Tribune Media Deal (Source: Baltimore Sun)

UPDATE: How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation (Source: The New York Times)

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