Sinclair Backs Down Under Shareholder Pressure And Public Protest

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    man i love this election season, all the dirty tricks in the book are being utilized and countered by the forces of truth and fairness on both sides (michael moore's idiot idea to pay per view his crapamentary got knocked down earlier this week)

    Sinclair gets smacked down by some of its shareholders and Wall Street

    http://mediamatters.org/static/pdf/sinclair_demand_letter.pdf

    Sinclair stock down 8% during the height of this BS

    http://cbs.marketwatch.com/tools/quotes/intchart.asp?siteid=google&symb=SBGI&dist=googlestorychart

    Sinclair then reacts by pulling its plans to show the "documentary" and tries to spin it saying they never said they would... now they're going to show a "news" special in its place. Nice to know shareholders still have a voice these days.

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041019/phtu047a_1.html

    But not before Sinclair fires their DC bureau chief..........
    http://www.bopnews.com/archives/002007.html

    ......for standing up for his journalistic ethics by telling the American people the truth about this whole debacle in an interview with the Baltimore Sun....

    "It's biased political propaganda, with clear intentions to sway this election ... For me, it's not about right or left -- it's about what's right or wrong in news coverage this close to an election."

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/elections/bal-te.sinclair18oct18,1,1814607.story

    oh one last tidbit from that sun story.... Jane Hall of FOX NEWS WATCH knocks this documentary bit as well.......

    Some industry analysts have decried Sinclair's plans. "People in the news business are supposed to present both sides of the story," said American University communications professor Jane Hall, a media critic for Fox News Watch. "They are not supposed to have an agenda. They are not supposed to want to affect the outcome of the election with something they label news."
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/elections/bal-te.sinclair18oct18,1,1814607.story
     
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    It is good that pressure got them to stop that. I think some of the pressure probably came from the Presiden'ts Campaign. It cannot be good to have such an "unfair advantage" and undoubtedly it would have backfired, and thus the underdog vote would go to Kerry. Americans do like fair play, and if they were undecided something like this ploy would have decided them for the other side.
     
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    Nato Air,
    I agree with you:
    Please all of you vet's out there e-mail Sinclair Broadcasting and express your dismay with their caving in to the Kerry campaign et al and reducing the content and air time for "Stolen Honor" Vet's fought for their right to free speach and this is what we get in return-go figure!

    comments@sbgi.net do it now!!!
     
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    I certainly have mixed feeling about all this.

    I love it whenever someone hammers kerry with the truth. But throwing out hyperbole and distortions has a way of backfiring on Republicans far more so than it does on Democrats. You see, Republicans are expected to tell the truth while Democrats are not even expected to be able to recognize it.

    But then again, after the Demos embraced Mikey Moore, I'd like to see the lying scumbuckets get a little dose of their own medicine.

    It wouldn't be right, but it sure would be fun. Bet you could hear the screeching all the way to China.
     
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    Well, as NATO AIR pointed out, Michael Moore seems to have scrapped his plans to run his propoganda piece on pay-per-view. That might have been the whole idea in the first place.
     
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    Yes, but that puts Piglet one up on us and I'm not comfortable with that.
     
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    I'm hip. I'm not comfortable with the fact that the fat bastard even draws air.
     

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