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Prevent a "Trump TV" Takeover

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Prevent a "Trump TV" Takeover

To be delivered to Federal Communications Commission

Petition Statement

The Sinclair Broadcast Group currently owns and operates local news covering 40% of the U.S. I do not support an FCC handout to Sinclair after it aired "good" Trump coverage during the 2016 elections -- especially if it means owning 70% of the U.S.'s public airwaves. I urge the FCC to block a Sinclair-Tribune merger and reinstate policies that allow for a free press and a diversity of opinions.
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Petition Background

If Sinclair Broadcasting Group's plan to buy Tribune Media, Co. is successful, the reach of its racist news coverage will be dramatically increased. This is about protecting freedom of the press and standing against corporate consolidation of our local news outlets. Sinclair has a blatant history of Islamophobia, allowing its newscasters to make racist statements everyday in its uniform "Terrorism Alert Desk," which has notably used Muslims as synonymous with terrorists in its reports. The Terrorism Alert Desk is a Sinclair "must-run" that is produced centrally by the company and airs every single day across Sinclair outlets, whether or not there is something to report on.

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