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Asheville, NC 28801

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Victory! FCC tightens TV station ownership rule fought by Sinclair

Reprinted from Bloomberg
March 31, 2014

By Todd Shields

U.S. regulators tightened rules on broadcast owners controlling more than one TV station in a city, and said companies such as Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (SBGI) must alter existing arrangements to comply.


Staples pulls ads from Sinclair

Reprinted from the Washington Post
January 5, 2005

By Frank Ahrens
Washington Post Staff Writer

Office-supply retailer Staples Inc. is pulling its advertising from news programming on Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. television stations, saying the decision was fueled in part by e-mails from customers angry at what they consider to be the broadcaster's right-wing bias in news and commentary.


Protest Launched Against Sinclair

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2004

By Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer

NEW YORK A coalition of liberal political groups is launching a nationwide protest against Sinclair Broadcast Group, charging that the 62-station TV broadcaster, which was also the target of intense criticism during the presidential campaign, is misusing public airwaves with partisan news programming.


Past Articles
How Sinclair slants the news
The valuable lessons of Sinclair
FCC failures putting free speech at risk
Free Press "Petition to Deny"
Free Press challenges Sinclair licenses
Tomgram: Jay Rosen on a political empire made of TV stations
Sinclair fallout could linger
Sinclair chief denies political agenda
Keeping the pressure on advertisers
Sinclair's softened strike
Michael Copps: An FCC commissioner taking on Big Media
Survey: Sinclair should air opposing views
Filmmaker sues Sinclair
Moon over Kerry?
Keep the pressure on Sinclair!
Second thoughts at Sinclair
Sinclair shifts on airing of film
Sinclair takes a beating
Time for a Digital Fairness Doctrine
Orwellian campaign
Sinclair staffer defies employer
Risks seen for Sinclair
Sinclair's Shame
Sinclair station in Portland loses advertising
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps statement on Sinclair Broadcasting
Common Cause statement on Sinclair Broadcasting
Sinclair action puts spotlight on media ownership rules
Sinclair under fire for misuse of public airwaves
Sinclair orders stations to air anti-Kerry film "Sinclair Strikes Again", from the Center for American Progress - Oct. 12, 2004 "WLOS General Manager Steps Down" from the Asheville Citizen-Times - May 25, 2004 "Sinclair censors decency" from the New York Observer - May 10, 2004 Bill Moyers commentary - May 7, 2004 Central Casting from PBS - Dec. 11, 2003 Commentary from The Valley Advocate, Easthampton, Mass. - Nov. 20, 2003


Sinclair Media Watch is a grassroots citizens effort to hold Sinclair Broadcasting accountable for its stewardship of the only commercial TV license allocated by the FCC for the mountain region of North Carolina.

Vigil at WLOS

More than 100 people gathered in front of the WLOS studios in Biltmore Park last Friday (Oct. 22) to protest Sinclair Broadcasting's use of the WLOS license for political propaganda. The event included a reading of local advertisers who are being boycotted for supporting Sinclair.

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"Stolen Honor" transcript

WPVM Interview (streaming audio)

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