Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Sinclair Bullshit 

I just wrote a long post about Sinclair Broadcasting and blogger ate it when I tried to publish.

The long and short of it is this: there is a very real October surprise about to be enacted. Sinclair Broadcasting Group--whose president and CEO is a convicted sex offender--has ordered their 62 affiliate TV stations in swing states to pre-empt their regular prime time broadcasting in the days leading up to the election and air a full-length anti-Kerry "documentary" called "Stolen Honor," made by the same villains behind the August swift boat ads, in concert with some other villains.

The New York Times covers it here.

This will be swift boat ads gone nuclear. It's billions of dollars of political advertising provided to the Bush campaign for free. It will be a catastrophe if they get away with it.

So what can be done? Bloggers are getting into action.

Dailykos provides a list of links to Sinclair's major institutional investors.

Stopsinclair.org is circulating an online petition.

And--perhaps most importantly--there is now a database showing all the advertisers on Sinclair's various affiliate stations. Probably there will have to be boycotting on a massive scale if anything's going to happen.


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