The FCC must stop the Sinclair-Tribune merger

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    The FCC must stop the Sinclair-Tribune merger

    Sinclair Broadcast Group, the ultra-conservative media giant, is trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow it to merge with Tribune Media, giving it control over television stations that broadcast to 75% of American homes.

    Sinclair is already infamous for forcing its local stations to air pro-Trump propaganda segments and demanding that anchors read right-wing statements on the air. They're turning local news into Fox News, one television station at a time.

    This is what the FCC and the media look like under Donald Trump -- dismantled regulations, huge mergers, and the decimation of free speech by media giants forcing its positions on the airwaves.

    We can't let Sinclair take over America's airwaves and turn our television stations into Trump TV. If enough of us speak out, we can make sure that the FCC rejects this awful merger.

    Sign the petition telling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop the Sinclair-Tribune merger:

    "America relies on its local news stations to keep them informed about their communities and to provide diverse viewpoints. The Sinclair Broadcast Group has already spent more than a decade turning local news stations into right-wing propaganda machines. And if it were to merge with Tribune Media, our airwaves would be dominated by the extreme right-wing, which would put our democracy at risk. I ask that you stop this merger in defense of democracy and our freedom of speech."

     

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