The New York Times reported Friday that
Sinclair, which owns 62 television stations in 39 markets, also made news in September 2001, when it ordered news personnel at its Baltimore station to read patriotic statements supporting President Bush.
A net search reveals these reports from the time:
- Free Expression After September 11th – An Online Index
- Media face dilemma in patriotic displays
Some journalists see ‘no-win’ choice between Bush support, objectivity
KACV-TV, Amarillo (TX)
- Patriotism & Censorship
Some journalists are silenced, while others seem happy to muzzle themselves
FAIR, Nov 2001
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We are going to be pursuing this, stay tuned for more developments…
And thanks for the link.