Sinclair Script Video Sparks Outrage In Policy Circles

Law360 (April 2, 2018, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A video of local news anchors reading identical scripts on Sinclair Broadcasting Group-owned TV stations went viral over the weekend, prompting fierce opposition from Democrats and policy organizations that say it underscores why the FCC shouldn't approve the company's proposed takeover of Tribune Media Co.

The video, compiled by sports news site Deadspin, shows dozens of local broadcasters reciting the same message that warns viewers of biased reporting at stations across the country. Critics of the $3.9 billion megamerger are holding it up as the latest example of how Sinclair could wield its market power to broadly influence local viewers....

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