The following is a rush transcript and may contain errors:
It’s as predictable as the sun rising and an Al Gore movie flopping, that the left would have a freak out over a conservative leaning media company taking ownership of more local TV stations in markets across the country. Sinclair Broadcasting as I’ve mentioned before is buying out the Tribune Media Company and this deal will give them a total of 233 local TV stations and 70 percent reach in the local TV market and this has the left very concerned. If you’ll type in Sinclair Broadcasting on Twitter, you’ll see the concerned Tweets from the left, turn on MSNBC or HBO and you’ll witness segments on how this is the end of the world and local TV as we know it that Sinclair will own more stations in your neighborhood.
The left doesn’t seem to be too concerned with the local left leaning bias in local news, or believe that those stations are the end of free speech and democracy as we know it, just Sinclair stations. The odds are that in most markets Sinclair will probably own just one big station, the local ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox affiliate. The CW and all those other small networks I’m not counting.
So they’re concerned about 1 out of 4 stations that may contain conservative content. So the left has the potential to still control 3 of 4 local stations, but that’s not enough. They don’t want even one station to have right leaning segments on it or a conservative company to own stations. Even if they’re the largest local station group, they’ll still be many large companies and stations they’ll be competing against. I believe in free speech and liberals should be able to own stations as well. I just wish they felt the same about conservative voices and supported their right to their freedom of speech and freedom of media ownership as well. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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