Sinclair-Tribune Merger a Blow to Nation’s Civic Dialogue
- David Vance
Statement of Michael Copps former FCC Commissioner & Common Cause Special Advisor
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.