Dear MoveOn member,
If you've seen the viral video going around social media, you know how dangerous Sinclair Broadcast Group is to an independent, well-informed public.2 I'm Jon Beard, a MoveOn member in Jacksonville, Florida, and I started a petition to the Federal Communications Commission, which says:
A free and open press is a constitutional guarantee that will be taken away from millions of people, if this merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media is allowed.
I live in an area where four stations will be controlled by Sinclair, which is already requiring stations to be less independent, by running "required segments" with a conservative, Pro-Trump view.
1. "How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion," Politico, August 6, 2017
2. "How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media," Deadspin, March 31, 2018
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