The Death of the Media, Cont.

If you say so…

This is a very big, eff’ing deal:

“Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is a less famous but more partisan version of Fox Broadcasting, has plans to buy Tribune Media. There is just one problem, however: a merger of the two companies would give them access to 72% of America’s homes, and FCC regulations cap that number for over-the-air broadcasters at 39%. Never to fear, says Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Donald Trump appointee. As an attorney, he’s good at finding loopholes, and now he’s found a big one. When the caps were introduced back in the 1970s, a station that utilized lower-strength UHF signals (channels above 13) counted only 50% as much as one that utilized higher-strength VHF signals (channels 2-13). Pai is going to reinstate that rule for Sinclair, despite the fact that signal strength is no longer as issue in a world where all signals are delivered digitally (and, more often than not, via cable rather than over the air).”

Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions III is trying to kiss and make-up with his boss, so don’t bet that he might step in and stop this outrage. The Fourth Reich would be perfectly fine if the entire Fortune 500 merged into one company; Sinclair would turn into another Trump TV if this passes, so you think his administration would stop it?

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2 Responses to The Death of the Media, Cont.

  1. Jim says:

    Very bad news Sinclair is really, really bad news.


  2. JTO says:

    “The Fourth Reich would be perfectly fine if the entire Fortune 500 merged into one company”

    And that, folks, is why it is called Fascism!

    It is not about genocide or skinheads or hate. Those are just the red meat to get the useful idiots riled up and out on the streets, and to keep the non-existent blue-haired grannies clutching their quilts in fear (all grannies I know are tough, tough women who aren’t scared of anything, especially not the skinheads.) But scared grannies is something closeted fascists in statehouses, white houses and outhouses will use to call for law and order. That their own Hitler-fanbois are making the streets safe . . . . well, I am sure Sinclair will cover it all very nicely for us.

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