The 10 Spot – Sinclair Edition

Ten things you might not have seen on the wondrous interweb…

  1. Glenn Reynolds has a roundup of coverage and comment on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s airing of “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal.”

  • The Kosites are going bat shit wild over the prospects of getting advertisers to drop their ads on Sinclair stations.

  • Chris Bowers at MyDD says that the broadcast on 62 stations amounts to 5 million dollars in free advertising. I have no way to verify his numbers, but even if you accept that figure it’s still chump change compared to the $20+ in free advertising Kerry has gotten from one person – George Soros.

  • MyDD contributor Alan S. says every effort spent attacking Sinclair is an effort that is not directed at attacking Bush. To my liberal friends – don’t listen to this guy, he’s obviously a heretic…

  • Steve Soros at The Left Coaster says, among other things, challenge each stations FCC licsense. Hey will you’re at it, in the interest of fair play you could challenge the CBS O&O licenses as well…

  • There’s even a Boycott Sinclair Broadcast Group blog now.

  • No one is screaming foul for TNT making “John Q.” its movie of the month right before the election. According to Confessions Of A Political Junkie, maybe they should.

  • Michael Moore wants Fahrenheit 9/11 shown on pay-per-view the day before the election. None of the sites protesting Sinclair seem to care one iota about this. This begs the question, if “Stolen Honor” was shown on a basic cable channel such as USA Network (for example) would the they be trying to stop that as well? The main argument seems to be the sacrosanctness of the public airwaves. Talk radio is on public airwaves, must that be stopped too?

  • The director of editorial policy for the Scripps Howard News Service says, “Democrats are going to war against some of the most precious rights Americans have – freedom of speech and press – and the fact that they are doing so is utterly inexcusable, evidence that the party doesn’t really much care about liberty after all.”

  • The Wheeling News-Register (WV) says, Documentary on Kerry Should Be BroadcastAs much as I railed against the sleazy lies of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” I never once suggested that it should NOT be shown. Those of you who so loudly proclaimed it as the ultimate exercise of free speech should consider how silly you look when trying to deny that right to others.

    The ultimate irony is that I can now turn around the words of “Fahrenheit 9/11” defenders for use against them.

    “What are you so afraid of?”

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