Sinclair Media Infiltrating Local News With Pro-Trump Propaganda

FCC exploits loophole to push massive expansion of pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcasting

Sinclair Media Group, the conservative outlet that pushes the Trump administration’s agenda on local news stations, will soon have a nation-wide presence thanks to Donald Trump. President Trump’s handpicked Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai, resurrected an old regulatory loophole earlier this year that will allow Sinclair to own a segment of the media landscape that would have previously exceeded federal limits.

 

The little-known local news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group forces its stations to run right-wing commentary – and it’s poised to get even bigger.

 

Trump Crony Boris Epshteyn has joined forces with Sinclair Media to force “Must-Run” Pro-Trump News Propaganda stories on Americans through trusted local news outlets

 

Watchdog group asks FCC to deny Sinclair Broadcast’s Tribune Media deal

Consumer watchdog group Allied Progress, which is opposing Sinclair Broadcast Group’s planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co., asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to deny the deal. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit V.

How Trump’s FCC aided Sinclair’s expansion

Sinclair Broadcast Groupis expanding its conservative-leaning television empire into nearly three-quarters of American households – but its aggressive takeover of the airwaves wouldn’t have been possible without help from President Donald Trump’s chief at the Federal Communications Commission.

 

Below are a list of Sinclair Broadcasting Stations

City of license / Market Station
Birmingham – Tuscaloosa – Anniston, AL WTTO
WABM
WDBB 1
(satellite of WTTO)
WBMA-LD α
Mobile, AL & Pensacola, FL WEAR-TV
WPMI-TV
WFGX
WJTC ∞ 2
Little Rock, AR KATV α
Bakersfield, CA KBAK-TV §§
KBFX-CD §§
Chico – Redding KRCR-TV
KXVU-LP
KCVU 1
KRVU-LD
KZVU-LD
(Satellite of KRVU-LD)
KUCO-LP
KKTF-LD
Eureka, California & Arcata KAEF-TV
(Semi-satellite of KRCR)
KBVU 1
(Semi-satellite of KCVU)
KECA-LD
KEUV-LP
Fresno & Visalia, CA KMPH-TV
KFRE-TV
Washington, D.C. WJLA-TV α
Fort Pierce & West Palm Beach, FL WPEC ≈≈
WTVX ƒ
WTCN-CA ƒ
WWHB-CA ƒ
Gainesville & High Springs, FL WGFL 3
WNBW-DT 3
WMYG-LP 3
WYME-CD 3
Tallahassee, FL & Thomasville, GA WTWC-TV ¤¤
WTLH 3
WTLF 3
Albany, GA WFXL ‡‡
Macon, GA WGXA
Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – KGAN ¤¤
Dubuque – Iowa City, IA KFXA
Des Moines, IA KDSM-TV ##
Sioux City, IA KPTH
KMEG
Boise, ID KBOI-TV §§
KYUU-LD §§
Lewiston, ID KLEW-TV §§
(KIMA-TV semi-satellite)
Champaign – Urbana – WICS ¤¤
Decatur – Springfield, IL WICD ¤¤
(WICS satellite)
WRSP-TV
WCCU
WBUI
Peoria & Bloomington, IL WHOI ‡‡
WYZZ-TV 1, 5
South Bend, IN WSBT-TV
Wichita, KS KSAS-TV ∞
KAAS-TV ∞
KOCW ∞
KMTW ∞
Danville – Lexington, KY WDKY-TV
Portland, ME WGME-TV ¤¤
WPFO
Baltimore, MD WBFF **
WNUV 1
WUTB 2
Flint – Saginaw – Bay City, MI WEYI-TV ‡‡ 7
WBSF ‡‡ 1
WSMH
Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids, MI WWMT ≈≈
Traverse City – Cadillac, MI WPBN-TV ‡‡
Cheboygan – Sault Ste. Marie, MI WTOM-TV ‡‡
WGTU ‡‡ 1
WGTQ ‡‡ 1
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN WUCW
Cape Girardeau, MO – Paducah, KY – KBSI
Harrisburg, IL
WDKA
Columbia – Jefferson City, MO KRCG ‡‡
Hannibal, MO – Quincy, IL KHQA-TV ‡‡
Kirksville, MO – Ottumwa, IA KTVO ‡‡
St. Louis, MO KDNL-TV ##
Missoula, MT KECI-TV
Kalispell, MT KCFW-TV
(Semi-satellite of KECI)
Butte, MT KTVM-TV
(Semi-satellite of KECI)
Bozeman, MT KDBZ-CD
(Satellite of KTVM)
Hayes Center, NE KWNB-TV
(Satellite of KHGI-TV)
Kearney – Hastings, NE KHGI-TV
Lincoln, NE KFXL-TV
North Platte, NE KHGI-CD
(Satellite of KHGI-TV)
Omaha, NE KPTM
KXVO
Elko, NV KENV-DT
(Semi-satellite of KRNV)
Las Vegas, NV KSNV
KVCW
Reno, NV KRNV-DT
KRXI-TV
KAME-TV 2
Buffalo, NY WUTV ††
WNYO-TV
Rochester, NY WHAM-TV ∞ 2
WUHF ††
Schenectady – Albany – Troy, NY WRGB ≈≈
WCWN ≈≈
Syracuse, NY WSTM-TV ‡‡
WTVH
WSTQ-LP ‡‡
Asheville, NC WLOS ##
Greenville & Spartanburg, SC
WMYA-TV ## 1
Greenville – New Bern – Morehead City, NC WFXI 1
WYDO 1
(Satellite of WFXI)
WCTI-TV
Raleigh – Durham, NC WLFL
WRDC
Winston-Salem – Greensboro – High Point, NC WXLV-TV ††
WMYV
Cincinnati, OH WKRC-TV ∞
WSTR-TV 4
Columbus & Chillicothe, OH WSYX ##
WTTE ** 1
WWHO 10
Dayton, OH WKEF
WRGT-TV †† 1
Steubenville, OH & Wheeling, WV WTOV-TV
Toledo, OH WNWO-TV ‡‡
Oklahoma City, OK KOKH-TV
KOCB
Tulsa, OK KTUL α
Eugene, OR KVAL-TV §§
Coos Bay, OR KCBY-TV §§
Roseburg, OR KPIC §§ 11
KMTR §§
KMCB §§
KTCW §§
Medford, OR KTVL ≈≈
Portland, OR KATU §§
KUNP §§
Harrisburg – Lancaster – Lebanon – York, PA WHP-TV ∞
Johnstown & Altoona, PA WJAC-TV
Pittsburgh, PA WPGH-TV
WPNT **
Scranton – Wilkes-Barre, PA WOLF-TV 3
WQMY 3
WSWB 3
Providence, RI & New Bedford, MA WJAR
Charleston, SC WTAT-TV †† 1
WCIV
Columbia, SC WACH ‡‡
Florence & Myrtle Beach, SC WPDE-TV ‡‡
WWMB 7
Hardeeville, SC & Savannah, GA WTGS
Chattanooga, TN WTVC ≈≈
WDSI-TV 3
WFLI-TV 3
Nashville, TN WZTV
WUXP
WNAB
Abilene, TX KTXS-TV
KTES-LD
Amarillo, TX KVII-TV ‡‡
Clovis, NM KVIH-TV ‡‡
Austin, TX KEYE-TV ƒ
Beaumont & Port Arthur, TX KBTV-TV 2
KFDM ≈≈
El Paso, TX KDBC-TV
Las Cruces, NM KFOX-TV
Harlingen, TX & the Rio Grande Valley KGBT-TV ‡‡
San Angelo, TX KTXE-LD
(Satellite of KTXS)
San Antonio – Kerrville, TX KMYS 2
WOAI-TV ∞
KABB ##
Salt Lake City, UT KUTV ƒ
KJZZ-TV
St. George, UT KMYU ƒ
Bristol, VA – Greeneville – Johnson City – WCYB-TV
Kingsport, TN WEMT 1
Lynchburg & Roanoke, VA WSET-TV α
Norfolk, VA & Hampton Roads WTVZ-TV
Richmond, VA WRLH-TV ††
Seattle & Tacoma, WA KOMO-TV §§
KUNS-TV §§
Yakima, WA KIMA-TV §§
Pasco & Kennewick, WA KEPR-TV §§
KUNW-CD §§
KVVK-CD §§
KORX-CD §§
Charleston & Huntington, WV WCHS-TV
WVAH-TV †† 1
Green Bay, WI & the Fox Cities WLUK-TV
WCWF
Madison, WI WMSN-TV
Milwaukee, WI WVTV
WCGV-TV