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Discussion in 'General TV' started by MidwestTV, Mar 15, 2017.
The state would’ve been half Democrat, half Republican. New York’s not that conservative.
Republicans can be just as Liberals as Democrats if they want to and having met New York Republicans they seem more Moderate or Liberal.Eric Ulrich is an example of a Liberal Republican and he is NYC Council Member same for Elise Stefanik the Congresswomen from Upstate
That could be the case. From what I heard, New York is mostly a liberal state.
If you leave the Hudson Valley its gets more Republican or Conservative.
Can we get back on topic?
and CA would be a red state -LA, and most the of Bay Area
Seriously. This is not the place to discuss politics.
I'm sorry if this post may break the guidelines. I... just joined this site because I liked seeing news logos. So.. I'm not sure if I would continue posting here or not.
Shut up! Do you wanna get this thread locked before we hit 100 pages?
Anyway, here's salon.com's take on this, also mentioning Trump's impossible threat on NBC: https://www.salon.com/2017/10/11/right-wing-sinclair-broadcast-group-snubs-fcc-gets-away-with-it/
Wow! All this talk about Trump, Sinclair, and martial law style censorship has led to me rewatching last year's Daily Show Halloween Special, when we all still thought Trump would lose: http://www.cc.com/episodes/nb3429/t...tober-31--2016---jeff-ross-season-22-ep-22016
How long do you think it'll be before Fox News merges with Sinclair and makes TNN a reality?
Going to start thread banning people who are derailing this thread.
No rants, no speculation, no wacky conspiracy theories. If you can’t say something rational, don’t say anything at all. Politics play an important angle in this story, but please keep it on topic and in the context of this deal.
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The FCC could make a decision regarding media ownership rules which could delay any final decision on the merger until sometime next year https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/fcc-sinclair-broadcasting-ownership/2017/10/13/id/819642/
Here's a statement from Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy:
“Ajit Pai told me in my meeting that he has not decided to approve the merger first, that he may conduct a review of the ownership cap, I can confirm to you on the record that he told me that he had not decided and that he was open to doing the review first. And I encouraged him to do it."
So we don't know if Pai is going to review the media ownership rules first or make a decision on Sinclair/Tribune first.
At the very least that piece makes it clear that Ruddy has a stake in this.
It depends on Sinclair. Who knows if they would be desperate to merge with Tribune to become more corrupt as possible. The media ownership rules on the other hand is fairly important, as it does goes over what Sinclair is doing to their owned news stations and their censorship.
I really think it isn't going to get approved until 2018 so DOJ & FCC review merger to approve or not to approve. I just want the DOJ to say to Sinclair they have to divest the 10 markets no sidecars.
Any intervening FCC action presents the risk of the Outside Date creeping up on the parties if they are not willing to extend that date.
Remind me what the Outside Date is and what it means.
The Outside Date is the date in which both parties can terminate the deal without paying a breakup fee.
The initial outside date for this deal is May 8th, 2018 (one year after the deal was announced). But if this deal doesn't get the greenlight from the FCC and/or the DOJ by that time, the parties agreed to extend the outside date by three months, to August 8th, 2018. But the deal has to get the greenlight by the Tribune shareholders by that May 8th date.
Should they both want to break up before the outside date, Tribune has to pay Sinclair $135M.
About this possible review, Pai did say after he brought back the UHF loophole in April, that he was planning on doing a review on the national ownership cap (including the discount). Whether he does this review before acting on this transaction (or even doing this review), that's pure speculation at least for now. That's why I said earlier on the speculatron that I take this with a huge grain of salt. I'll believe it when I see it.
But whether he does this review or not, he still doesn't have the authority to modfiy the ownership cap himself. Both houses of Congress have the authority to do that. And should a review happens and it drags out, there's also that court case about the UHF discount that could start by those outside dates.
And let me remind all of you that this possible review of the ownership cap is not the same as the Quadrennial Review, which reviews the local television ownership rules. That review might start next year.