I love how liberals must always vilify those they see as an *opponent* while swimming in a pool of their own murky hypocrisy.<br><br>This time, liberals are soiling themselves over Sinclair Broadcast Group's airing a documentary on John Kerry’s antiwar activities, and their effect on American POWs in Vietnam.<br><br>All this despite the fact that the Sundance Channel is airing an entire lineup of anti-Bush programming in the weeks leading up to the election.<br><br>OMG!! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT THIS!!!! <---liberal weenie whining.<br><br><br>****************<br><br>[color:blue]VOTE</font color=blue>[color:red] for President George W. Bush on November 2, 2004</font color=red>
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Well, I think there is a fundamental difference between the Sundance Channel, and the Sinclair bit...<br><br>Open Airwaves<br><br>If Janet had bared herself on Sundance she wouldn't have been in trouble. Also, if Limbaugh wants to tour college campuses, there is nothing stopping him.<br><br>
network television versus sundance? who the hell is sundance? what kind of comparison are you trying to make?<br><br>fwiw, thanks. i didn't even know i got sundance. it's channel 549 on direct tv and is on the dial just past showtime, which requires an extra subscription. i just assumed it would be scrambled as well. very cool. too bad the sundance owners don't own any television stations where they can make a real difference. <br><br>i am watching the al franken show right now. my new favorite channel. <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by sean on 10/13/04 00:11 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Sinclair Broadcasting is facing pretty heavy opposition of its political motives by boycots of its advertisers and lots of negative op ed.<br>Stockholders are the ones that will ultimately determine if this is a wise thing to do.<br><br>A better example than Sundance cable channel would be if TimeWarner or Adelphia was to demand all affiliats to air F911 during primetime. I think that would have you soiling yourself too.<br><br>Just what Rove wants, to take the discussion away from ISSUES THAT MATTER and eat up the media with "Stolen Honor Vets For Truth Blah Blah Blah". Because in the month that they have discussed issues, Kerry has gained in the polls.
To be upset about Sinclair, you have to know a thing or two about journalism. Since Sinclair is justifying their actions by calling it news, I am viewing it in that context. First of all, it is unethical for any "news" programming to originate from a corporate media structure. News departments' purposes are to report based on their own independent discretion, not based on the will of their parent company. If that is the case, the news is merely speech made from a corporate boardroom and wholly without journalistic merit. Hence, it is not news.<br><br>Sinclair's job operating network affiliates is not to promote their own ideology, but rather to broadcast the network material. To preempt prime-time network programming to show the documentary on John Kerry (whether it is anti or not) is a blatant political act and illegal under American election law.<br><br>As for the Sundance Channel, I'm not going to defend or attack them. They decide on the material they wish to show completely within their own sphere and someone who tunes in without knowing what to expect needs their head checked. Both Sundance and Fox News Channel are politically biased outlets. Unlike Sinclair though, they exist in their own networks and don't interfere with other outlets.<br><br>Is that too nuanced or should I just whine?<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey<br>
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