Saturday, October 09, 2004

BOYCOTT Your Local Sinclair Affiliate and ALL Companies Advertising With Them

We're fortunate that we don't have a Sinclair affiliate station here in Colorado Springs (must be some kind of Wingnut Threshhold we've reached), so all I can do is appeal to bloggers in those cities that do have Sinclair affiliates to boycott those stations AND any and all companies that give those affiliates advertising dollars.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, the LA Times broke a story today that Sinclair ordered affiliate stations to preempt regular programming to show an anti-Kerry "documentary". According to the Times story:

Sinclair has told its stations — many of them in political swing states such as Ohio and Florida — to air "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," sources said. The film, funded by Pennsylvania veterans and produced by a veteran and former Washington Times reporter, features former POWs accusing Kerry — a decorated Navy veteran turned war protester — of worsening their ordeal by prolonging the war. Sinclair will preempt regular prime-time programming from the networks to show the film, which may be classified as news programming, according to TV executives familiar with the plan.

Why the DNC and bloggers in affiliate cities aren't calling for boycotts of those stations and the companies that advertise on them is beyond me. Maybe no one thinks boycotts work (they didn't really work for the right when they called for them against theatres that ran 'Fahrenheit 9/11') but why sit on your hands? Why not put the pressure on and see if it works?


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