Not content to have ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, PBS, CNN and MSNBC firmly in the tank for Democrats, liberal senators want the FCC to look into how the biggest television station owner in the land won’t be good Democrat lapdoggies like everybody else:
In a letter, U.S. senators express concern that Sinclair is deliberately distorting news and call into question the company’s fitness to retain its existing broadcast licenses.
“We have strong concerns that Sinclair has violated the public interest obligation inherent in holding broadcast licenses. Sinclair may have violated the FCC’s longstanding policy against broadcast licensees deliberately distorting news by staging, slanting, or falsifying information (traditionally known as the news distortion standard),” the senators wrote.
“We are concerned that Sinclair is engaged in a systematic news distortion operation that seeks to undermine freedom of the press and the robust localism and diversity of viewpoint that is the foundation of our national broadcasting laws,” the senators continued. “Because of the new facts that have come to light with regard to Sinclair’s misconduct and abuse of the public trust pertaining to its existing broadcast licenses, we believe it is appropriate to pause the pending Sinclair-Tribune merger review and reopen the agency record on the transaction so that the FCC can receive another full round of robust public comments.”
The letter is signed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Maria Cantwell and Big Dick Blumenthal, among others.
Sinclair’s alleged broadcast license crime was having personalities from all their stations deliver the same script in PSAs saying that in the age of “fake news” they’d be doing extra fact checking. Is there any wonder why Dan Rather finds that so offensive?
(h/t Hot Air)