The Sinclair Group is already the largest TV owner by far in the U.S. and its editorial content makes it essentially a propaganda arm of the Trump Administration. Will the F.C.C. under Trump succeed in bending media ownership rules to allow Sinclair to grow to twice its current size?
Under President Obama, the F.C.C allowed Comcast and NBC to merge into a huge media owner, which really opened the door and now Sinclair-Tribune is about to take a huge leap through that door, to create what is essentially a “local media oligopoly,” in which three to four large groups could dominate the “opinion-space” in every local market.
The guests on the show are Lewis A. Friedland, professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and
Christopher Terry, Assistant Professor of Media Law at the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication.