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Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« on: October 27, 2017, 05:12:16 AM »
Sinclair’s Washington Winning Streak Has Democrats Crying Foul

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has prospered in Washington since President Donald Trump took office, as policy changes open a path for the conservative-leaning broadcaster to expand nationwide.

Sinclair’s regulatory winning streak continued this week with proposals at the Federal Communications Commission to ease ownership restrictions and approve a new broadcast standard, leaving Democrats to cry foul.

“It has reached a point where all of our media policy decisions seem to be custom-built for this one company," Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democratic FCC member, said Wednesday at a congressional hearing. "It’s something that merits investigation.”

On Tuesday, the FCC eliminated a requirement for broadcasters to keep a local studio. A day later, Pai called for easing ownership restrictions, potentially taking pressure off Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune Media Co.’s TV stations. Earlier, he had restored an obsolete rule, making the deal possible. On Thursday, the agency moved toward blessing a new broadcasting standard that may enrich Sinclair as it offers viewers sharper pictures.

Republicans and other broadcasters welcomed what they called overdue steps to eliminate outmoded regulations. The recent record at the FCC under Republican Chairman Ajit Pai is deregulatory, a switch from steps to tighten rules under his Democratic predecessors.

“For many years, Chairman Pai has called on the FCC to update its media ownership regulations -- one of which dates back to 1975,” said Tina Pelkey, an FCC spokeswoman. “Any claim that he is modifying the rules now to benefit one particular company is completely baseless. The chairman is sticking to his long-held views.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-27/sinclair-s-washington-winning-streak-has-democrats-crying-foul
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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 05:05:25 PM »
They're worried because liberal media is almost non existent.

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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 06:40:22 PM »
They're worried because liberal media is almost non existent.
If there was an actual, real life, Conservative channel, it would kill all leftist networks.
Look how well FOX did, and it was an Establishment mouth piece.
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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 06:43:38 PM »
Sinclair’s Washington Winning Streak Has Democrats Crying Foul

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has prospered in Washington since President Donald Trump took office, as policy changes open a path for the conservative-leaning broadcaster to expand nationwide.

Sinclair’s regulatory winning streak continued this week with proposals at the Federal Communications Commission to ease ownership restrictions and approve a new broadcast standard, leaving Democrats to cry foul.

“It has reached a point where all of our media policy decisions seem to be custom-built for this one company," Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democratic FCC member, said Wednesday at a congressional hearing. "It’s something that merits investigation.”

On Tuesday, the FCC eliminated a requirement for broadcasters to keep a local studio. A day later, Pai called for easing ownership restrictions, potentially taking pressure off Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune Media Co.’s TV stations. Earlier, he had restored an obsolete rule, making the deal possible. On Thursday, the agency moved toward blessing a new broadcasting standard that may enrich Sinclair as it offers viewers sharper pictures.

Republicans and other broadcasters welcomed what they called overdue steps to eliminate outmoded regulations. The recent record at the FCC under Republican Chairman Ajit Pai is deregulatory, a switch from steps to tighten rules under his Democratic predecessors.

“For many years, Chairman Pai has called on the FCC to update its media ownership regulations -- one of which dates back to 1975,” said Tina Pelkey, an FCC spokeswoman. “Any claim that he is modifying the rules now to benefit one particular company is completely baseless. The chairman is sticking to his long-held views.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-27/sinclair-s-washington-winning-streak-has-democrats-crying-foul

Oh boy.. what a hornet's nest this could become.   Some of the OLD stations were "grandfathered" in a way that allowed them to keep multiple media outlets, but newer companies were not allowed to do the same thing.

The Milwaukee Journal for instance (newspaper)
WTMJ radio
WTMJ TV

Gee... ya think they haven't had a bit of LIBERAL LEVERAGE on the local market?  ... for at least 5 decades?
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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 06:56:06 PM »
If there was an actual, real life, Conservative channel, it would kill all leftist networks.
Look how well FOX did, and it was an Establishment mouth piece.

If you look at all the republican media outlets, regardless of how conservative or establishment they are they all have one thing in common. They aren't mean or nasty or sour or vicious. Even through eight years of Obama they didn't come off as angry.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 07:02:45 PM »
If you look at all the republican media outlets, regardless of how conservative or establishment they are they all have one thing in common. They aren't mean or nasty or sour or vicious. Even through eight years of Obama they didn't come off as angry.

CR and Levin seem to be doing pretty good, without advertisers (pissing off the Liberals, they have no sponsors to boycott).   :ttoung:
One of my kids mention, "Levin sounds so angry!"   I replied, "If you love this country, you'd be as passionate about it as he is, even more so."

Now they LOVE his Mitch McConnell voice - they burst out laughing.  Reminds me of the cartoon, with the chickens, Rhode Island Red.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 07:19:24 PM »
CR and Levin seem to be doing pretty good, without advertisers (pissing off the Liberals, they have no sponsors to boycott).   :ttoung:
One of my kids mention, "Levin sounds so angry!"   I replied, "If you love this country, you'd be as passionate about it as he is, even more so."

Now they LOVE his Mitch McConnell voice - they burst out laughing.  Reminds me of the cartoon, with the chickens, Rhode Island Red.

LOL

Levin sounds like the crazy old man who sits on his porch and yells "Get off my lawn!"

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 08:04:40 PM »
LOL

Levin sounds like the crazy old man who sits on his porch and yells "Get off my lawn!"

If you ever hear a caller switch from politics to meatball recipes... LOL  We play the podcasts on weekends, glad I found him, withdrawing from Ann Coulter was bad enough - I guess there's something delicious about hearing either one of them eviscerate a Liberal on the air.  Or Ted Cruz methodically dissecting a college student's supposedly "air-tight" argument for Global Warming - leaving them speechless with that dumb look.

This really is a great time to be alive - decade after decade, Liberals pounding the crap outta every media outlet, and never giving a Conservative a chance to respond.  Liberals are finally starting to feel the "heat" - the stinging logic of Conservationism.  So many good voices, and more arising - despite their efforts to brainwash the masses.   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 06:46:09 AM »
If you ever hear a caller switch from politics to meatball recipes... LOL  We play the podcasts on weekends, glad I found him, withdrawing from Ann Coulter was bad enough - I guess there's something delicious about hearing either one of them eviscerate a Liberal on the air.  Or Ted Cruz methodically dissecting a college student's supposedly "air-tight" argument for Global Warming - leaving them speechless with that dumb look.

This really is a great time to be alive - decade after decade, Liberals pounding the crap outta every media outlet, and never giving a Conservative a chance to respond.  Liberals are finally starting to feel the "heat" - the stinging logic of Conservationism.  So many good voices, and more arising - despite their efforts to brainwash the masses.   :thumbsup:
Exactly! And we're no longer being drowned out because we don't own a network or a failing newspaper, as Google is attempting to do via youtube, we have other outlets and people are flocking to them for the truth.
You can't silence the truth and this has the left panicking now that the party they supported exploded and imploded all at the same time.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 08:02:41 AM »
Exactly! And we're no longer being drowned out because we don't own a network or a failing newspaper, as Google is attempting to do via youtube, we have other outlets and people are flocking to them for the truth.
You can't silence the truth and this has the left panicking now that the party they supported exploded and imploded all at the same time.
But, they will try to control the sources or the conduits of information.  Net Neutrality isn't a dead issue, not yet.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 08:22:23 AM »
But, they will try to control the sources or the conduits of information.  Net Neutrality isn't a dead issue, not yet.
Yeah it is, they couldn't pass it under a Marxist, they sure aren't going to pass it under Trump and Pajit, a solid Conservative overseeing this nonsense.
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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 08:50:30 AM »
This would be like planting a flag on the hill...

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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 09:03:21 AM »
This would be like planting a flag on the hill...
Or rather, a transmitter on a Dim held mountain. :cool:
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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 06:24:04 PM »
I miss Air America.

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Re: Conservative Media Has the Left Worried
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 09:15:56 AM »
I miss Air America.

They had such talent.  Randi Rhodes.  Al Franken.  Cenk Uygur.  It's a wonder it ever failed.

 

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