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?
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
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