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Lawmakers Demand Answers About FCC's Favoritism Toward Sinclair

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams

As the New York Times published a scathing new report Monday detailing how Sinclair Broadcast Group "is ridding itself of regulation," three ranking Democrats on relevant House of Representatives committees sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission chairman about his agency's alleged "preferential treatment" of the conservative-leaning local television behemoth.

In the 12-page letter sent to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump, Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) rely on recent news reports to outline four ways in which the FCC, under the Trump administration, "has taken a series of swift actions that have benefitted Sinclair."

The Democratic lawmakers outline reports that the FCC:

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Posted on August 15, 2017

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He's everything Kevin Trudeau would be if Trudeau actually believed in anything.
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Posted on July 11, 2017

Lawmakers Demand Answers About FCC's Favoritism Toward Sinclair

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
Action in wake of a New York Times report detailing how the agency's "deregulatory blitz" benefits the conservative TV company.

Posted on August 15, 2017

SHOWDOWN: North Korea vs Donald Trump

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There is nothing funny about North Korea. Well, actually there is . . .

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Lottery Trainwreck

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The winning numbers had to be selected off-camera and given via an on-screen scroll about 20 minutes later, during the 7 O'Clock Movie airing of Vertigo.

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