Friday, April 30, 2004

N.C. Censorship of Ted Koppel

Two ABC affiliates owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, WXLV in Greensboro and WLOS in Asheville, have been ordered NOT to broadcast "Nightline" tonight because host Ted Koppel intends to read aloud the names of the over 560 U.S. troops killed in Iraq. The Sinclair Group also owns stations in several other states, all of which intend to boycott Koppel's read-aloud.

According to the campaign watchdog group,, the Sinclair
Group has given over $200,000 to the Republican Party and Republican
candidates, and zero to Democrats. A top Sinclair Group executive has
done opinion pieces bashing John Kerry, and the company has criticized
the media for only broadcasting "bad news" about Iraq. Far-right
commentators are now billing Sinclair as "the next Fox News."

If you feel inclined to express yourself about this development, here's the contact information:

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
10706 Beaver Dam Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
410-568-1500 (Main Telephone)
410-568-1533 (Main Fax)

Sinclair CEO:
VP of Programming and Promotions:

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