For Immediate Release
"Today Marks the End of a Terrible Idea"
WASHINGTON - CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Tribune Media Co. has terminated its proposed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group:
"Today marks the end of a terrible idea," CREDO Action Campaign Manager Brandy Doyle said. "The Sinclair-Tribune merger would have given a single broadcast company a disturbing level of influence in the country's media landscape," she continued. "Already Sinclair's racist and biased must-run segments hurt local journalism and communities," Doyle said. "Thanks to grassroots pressure, even Trump's FCC had to acknowledge that this deal was bad for the public interest," she added. "The end of the merger is a victory for our media and democracy."
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CREDO' petition urging the Federal Communications Commission to block the merger has been signed by more than 200,000 people. The petition, which can be found here, reads as follows: "Block Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media, which would create 'the largest TV broadcast company in the nation' and result in unacceptable levels of media concentration."
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