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Posted - 4/16/2013 6:49:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
Why is Sinclair buying up all the tv news companies? Why are no other companies choosing to buy stations as Sinclair is doing? Sinclair seems to be the only one that is SO focused on increasing its portfolio. And the company has a horrible reputation from an employee-standpoint.
Seems that these massive acquisitions by Sinclair are BAD for this business, but no one seems to care.
Posted - 4/18/2013 1:49:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
We should all care -- but, more importantly, the FCC should care.
Sinclair's massive footprint is causing less diversity in lcoal broadcasting, fewer voice to be heard.
Why is the FCC not paying attention?
Posted - 4/18/2013 2:24:14 PM | show profile | flag this post
They used to be a watchdog and now they are just controlled by politics. They have no teeth and haven't done anything worthwhile in years. Ever since the Fairness Doctrine was canceled they have been neutered. All they do now is look for nipple slips and four letter words...
|Rufus V Vishinsky||
Posted - 4/18/2013 3:23:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
The FCC quit
the real regulation business years ago. Boobs and the "F" word is about all they concern themselves with lately. That and the spectrum auction. Sinclair will probably keep their profitable primary signals current & future and sell or lease the rest of the bandwidth they own when the auction occurs. That will probably accompany the Broadcast Networks move to cable only.
Posted - 4/18/2013 7:27:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
Sinclair doesn't "own" the bandwidth. The airwaves are owned by the public. That's why the FCC needs to grow a pair and get back in the business of regulation.
Sinclair does not have anyone's best interests at heart -- except its own.
Posted - 4/18/2013 9:30:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
Public ownership of the airwaves
That's a good one. The government is taking spectrum away from free over the air television and auctioning it off to the highest bidder. As for Sinclair, if any of the "good" owners out there want to accumulate TV stations, they are free to do so. They have chosen instead to sit on the sidelines. Their choice...