For Immediate Release Sinclair-Tribune Merger a Blow to Nation's Civic Dialogue

Statement of Michael Copps former FCC Commissioner & Common Cause Special Advisor

Posted on May 8, 2017


Sinclair's acquisition of Tribune Broadcasting is expected and disappointing. Expected because the new FCC majority is foaming at the mouth to rubber stamp more massive media mergers; and disappointing because Sinclair is not known for the best journalism in the land, to put it mildly.  Our nation’s civic dialogue suffers yet another blow with this merger.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Media and Democracy

Tags: Media Monopolization

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