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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 04:26 PM
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Mediachannel challenges Sinclair for "discussion"

My efforts were precipitated by the launch on December 13 of a nationwide campaign aimed at exposing the conservative slanting of Sinclair television news programming. The campaign was created by a coalition that includes our web site, along with Media Matters for America,, Working Assets, Robert Greenwald (director of the film Outfoxed), Campaign for America's Future, Free Press, and AlterNet.


Hyman responded "pointedly" -- if indirectly -- in an interview with Broadcasting and Cable magazine, "As soon as allows me to use their email lists and post to their Web site, maybe then we will have a conversation," Hyman said.

"The largest owner of television stations in the country is now equating itself with an advocacy organization, rather than a media outlet," said Media Matters chief David Brock. " The real issue is that Sinclair Broadcast Group is abusing its stewardship of the public airwaves by not providing airtime for opposing viewpoints."

Since, unlike Moveon, MediaChannel is a media outlet, I decided to take Mark Hyman up on his offer to "have a conversation," and telephoned him in mid-December in hope of beginning a constructive dialogue. He returned the call late one night and left a message asking me to fax him the particulars of my proposal, which I did on December 21.

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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 05:29 PM
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1. Typical right-wingnut
All bluster and bravado until it comes time for the follow-through. Once called on their bullshit, silence ensues.
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