Sinclair Broadcasting, a publicly-traded company that owns 62 TV stations nationwide, many in “swing states”, is ordering its stations to preempt prime-time network programming in the days leading up to the November 2 election, to air a film attacking John Kerry’s activism against the Vietnam War.
“Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal” was produced by a Washington Times reporter (ultra-conservative paper owned by Reverend Moon), and features former POWs accusing Kerry of worsening their ordeal by prolonging the war. I haven’t seen it (notice the honest disclaimer, Collin?), but it sounds to me like a 90-minute prime-time attack ad, broadcast free, on behalf of the Bush campaign.
It’s time to give the right-wing media a free-market ass whooping.
I urge you all to go to The Majority Report Radio and follow the links provided to protest this blatant misuse of the public-owned airwaves to help swing an election. Email their executives. Email their advertisers. And email their major shareholders.
I don’t use the word lightly, but this propagandistic subjugation of corporate media borders on fascism.