“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?