Sinclair backs down

A few days ago I asked you to join the national boycott against Sinclair Broadcasting for their plans to preempt network programming to air “Stolen Honor”, a “documentary” criticizing John Kerry’s anti-war activism.

Well, public companies must react to public outrage, or face the financial consequences, and in the end, Sinclair backed down. Sort of. Instead they showed a one-hour news special “A POW Story: Politics, Pressure and the Media”, which the LA Times described as relatively balanced. Well, as balanced as you can expect from a neo-fascist media monopolist like Sinclair.

It’s nice to know that activism can work.

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    Kevin Judge spews:

    I think this is a great example of what can happen when we fight back. Sure, Sinclair still got some licks in, but more importantly their patently partisan attack was exposed for what it is well in advance of its airing. We should be proud of that and we should be emboldened to do even more in the cause of promoting and least some semblance of truth in the public discourse.