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This Sinclair-Tribune Merger Is a Rotten Deal for America by Michale Winesap

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It is, “the most dangerous company most American’s haven’t heard of… No one company should have such power over the news and information that citizens must have.” The media activist group Allied Progress has published an exhaustive account of Sinclair’s political agenda, “its history of infecting local news coverage with politically charged programming.”While many hardworking news organizations keep fighting to give us a clear-eyed view of what’s really happening in the world, the nation and our local communities — despite constant accusations from Trump and his acolytes of “fake news” — Sinclair seems to seek yet more tightening of our access to multiple viewpoints and straightforward reporting.Money and influence, the same old story. In a word, this deal stinks, and there’s nothing fair about it.'

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