Your Call's Media Roundtable: The future of right-wing media

Aug 11, 2017

This week, several media outlets have reported on the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion bid for Tribune media. The deal would allow Sinclair to reach 72 percent of US households.

Politico reports that the its aggressive takeover wouldn’t have been possible without Donald Trump’s chief at the FCC. The media advocacy group Free Press argues that the merger would force Sinclair’s local TV stations to air pro-Trump propaganda, and unleash a new and unprecedented wave of consolidation. What's in store for the future of right-wing media?

Guests:

Margaret Harding McGill, technology reporter for POLITICO Pro

Will Bunch, award winning national columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News

Craig Aaron, president of Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund

Web Resources:

Politico: How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion

Free Press

Columbia Journalism Review: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda

Phillynews.com: Trump, N. Korea, and nukes - they tried to warn us for 72 years. We didn't listen

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Preventing nuclear war

The Atlantic: Innocence is Irrelevant

WSJ (subscription required): Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures--Now They're Stuck