Media Matters has launched Sinclairaction.com:
Led by Media Matters for America and supported by MoveOn, MediaChannel.org, Free Press, Working Assets, Robert Greenwald (Director, Outfoxed), AlterNet, and The Institute for America's Future, we have launched a campaign to protest Sinclair Broadcast Group's continued misuse of public airwaves.
The campaign aims to spur action against Sinclair Broadcast Group's use of the 62 television stations it owns or operates to systematically promote partisan political interests. Of particular concern is a nightly "news and commentary" segment titled "The Point", in which Sinclair vice president Mark Hyman consistently espouses one-sided, conservative rhetoric without any counterpoint.
We believe the fairest way to remedy this situation is for Sinclair to provide a meaningful opportunity for those with an opposing point of view to respond to editions of "The Point." With your help, we can hold Sinclair accountable for its slanted news programming and demand that it become a responsible steward of the airwaves to which it has been granted access on behalf of the American people.
We are hopeful advertisers will join our effort to encourage Sinclair to balance the content of their news programming by offering equal air time for a counterpoint.
Watch a video that shows excerpts of several "The Point" broadcasts.
One of the reasons the Rs are so effective is because they are relentless at attacking the press anytime they don't like the message. We on the otherhand, mostly just ignore such things. Well, These activist groups on our side want to change that and we should support them.
We mobilized an army for the last election. Well, we can't let the army rest now. If these hacks at Sinclair don't pay a price, they will never change and others will join them.
Go to Sinclairaction.com and get involved. If nothing else, you'll feel better.