The documentary that Kerry supporters appear to desperately want to keep you from seeing won’t be seen after all.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Sinclair Broadcast Group has pulled back on its plans to air a program critical of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s anti-Vietnam war activities.
A young Kerry testifies before Congress in a scene from the movie.
Facing a growing political firestorm , the Hunt Valley, Md.-based broadcaster said Tuesday that it would not air the documentary “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal” in its entirety.
Sinclair said 40 of its 62 stations would air a one-hour program on Friday entitled “A POW Story: Politics, Pressure and the Media” that will still raise allegations about Kerry’s anti-war activities in the early 1970s. It will also focus in part on the use of documentaries and the role of the media in swaying voters, the company said.The blog left assures us that their objection to Sinclair airing the documentary was an alleged abuse of the public airwaves. Since they’ve made the case that cable and PPV were different than Sinclair’s broadcast stations, they should be all in favor of one of the hundreds of cable channels (such as C-SPAN) showing the 45 minute documentary, right?