Sinclair Broadcasting and the Trump propaganda machine

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Let's make our voices heard to stop Sinclair Broadcasting's Pro-Trump propaganda! 

ISSUE: We have all seen the shocking video of Sinclair Broadcasting’s U.S. television personalities parroting a lock-step pro-Trump propaganda message regarding “fake” media. Sinclair Broadcasting is an ultra-conservative company that is gaining more reach each day and using its government-granted TV stations to spread its own version of the news.  Sinclair’s anti-media promos are hardly an aberration. Sinclair has been steadily growing and acquiring new affiliates in more and more markets for decades. It has, in the process, spread a conservative message enforced by mandates on local news anchors, including requirements that they air partisan commentaries by figures like Boris Epshteyn, Sinclair’s chief political analyst and a former Trump aide in both the 2016 campaign and the White House. Sinclair  stands to benefit from the Trump administration’s pending approval of its acquisition of even more stations. We need to speak out against the insidious reach of this state-run media conglomerate. Sinclair Broadcasting has embarked on a dangerous path and needs to be stopped. We cannot allow a clearly biased purveyor of fake news to take control of our media and to push its false views as facts. Go deeper

 

What can we do? Plenty!

--Contact our local Sinclair-owned station, CBS12, and tell them you are NOT fooled and do not agree with their "PSA" about fake media.

Email: http://cbs12.com/content-concerns

Main phone: 561-844-1212

Mail fax: 561-841-9556

Mike Rajewski, Director of Sales

WPEC CBS12 / CBS12.com

WTVX CW34 / WTCN My15

WWHB Azteca 48

(561) 881-0770 office

(561) 234-0162 cell

(561) 882-0861 fax

--Contact CBS12 via Twitterhttps://twitter.com/cbs12

--Post on CBS12's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/CBS12News/

 

--Call the FCC members and your members of Congress (MoCs) and tell them you oppose the federal government’s approval of the acquisition by Sinclair of any more television stations.

--Use this easy dialer tool to contact your MoCs

--Text 50409 to send a fax to your MoCs.

--Use Faxzero to send a fax to your MoCs

 

To contact the FCC:

To file written comments, go to this page

Toll-Free Voice:
1-888-CALL FCC (225-5322)

Toll-Free Fax:
(866) 418-0232">1-(866) 418-0232

Ajit Pai, Chairman
Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner
Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov

Brendan Carr, Commissioner
Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov

Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner
Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

 

Script: My name is XXX and my address and zip code is XXX. I am a proud member of Palm Beach Indivisibles. I am outraged that Sinclair Broadcasting is using its television stations to make canned, fake announcements to push its dangerous right-wing agenda. I demand that  CBS 12 stop airing this disinformation immediately. I am contacting Sinclair Broadcasting advertisers to let them know I will not patronize their businesses while they support the equivalent of a Fascist propaganda network. I also demand that the FCC not approve the acquisition by Sinclair Broadcasting of  additional TV stations. The airwaves are a public trust and most not be allowed to be misused to spread one-sided disinformation.