#StopSinclair: CWAers Protest Attempted Merger between Sinclair and Tribune Media


CWAers and allies gathered outside the Sinclair Broadcast Group's headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md., during the company's shareholder meeting to protest an attempted merger between Sinclair and Tribune Media.

CWAers and allies gathered outside the Sinclair Broadcast Group's headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md., during the company's shareholder meeting to protest an attempted merger between Sinclair and Tribune Media. CWA has been fighting hard over the past year against the merger, which would result in one company becoming the largest owner of local broadcast stations in the country with more than 220 stations in 108 markets.

Sinclair has a long history of cutting jobs when it acquires stations, which means more pre-packaged segments and cookie-cutter scripts and less local news coverage that reflects the concerns and interests of the communities that these stations serve.

Sinclair made national headlines earlier this year when a chilling video showed anchors from numerous local news networks owned by the conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group being forced to parrot right-wing talking points about "fake news" that could be taken straight from President Trump's Twitter feed.

This merger, now under review by the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, would extend the reach of Sinclair from 38 percent of U.S. television households to 72 percent.

Read more about the #StopSinclair rally here.