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Sinclair Makes Last Ditch Effort To Salvage Tribune Merger. Will FCC Bite?

By Free Press

The Sinclair Broadcast Group floated a plan Wednesday to divest two Texas television stations in an attempt to salvage its proposed merger with Tribune Media, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai designated for an administrative-law hearing on Monday due to "serious concerns" about the transaction.

Pai's Monday statement suggests that the divestitures Sinclair had previously proposed would be sent to a hearing because, in the chairman's words, the "evidence we've received suggests that certain station divestitures that have been proposed to the FCC would allow Sinclair to control those stations in practice, even if not in name, in violation of the law."

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Posted on July 18, 2018

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Stop Sign

The owner of a Washington-state computer shop asserts that computer viruses are the biggest threat to business computers, when clearly the real danger comes from shitty coffee.
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Posted on July 17, 2007
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Joel Osteen

He's everything Kevin Trudeau would be if Trudeau actually believed in anything.
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Posted on August 15, 2007
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What I Watched Last Night: Columbo, Sort Of

By Tim Willette and Steve Rhodes
20 tweets in - nothing about Columbo.
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Posted on July 11, 2017

Surprise FCC Move Maims Sinclair-Tribune Merger

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
"Sinclair's actions here potentially involve deception."

Posted on July 17, 2018

Debunking The Broadcast Industry's Claims About Sinclair's Tribune Takeover

By Free Press
The merger would result in Sinclair laying off local reporters to replace their coverage with cookie-cutter content, forced broadcasts of politically biased commentary and official propaganda.

Posted on July 13, 2018

Bill Shine Goes From Covering Up Sexual Harassment At Fox News To Trump's White House

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
"Abusers and their enablers love hiring each other."

Posted on July 6, 2018

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