Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Boycott Sinclair Broadcast Group

Boycott Sinclair Broadcast GroupThe Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) will interrupt its normal schedule days before the election to air an anti-Kerry propaganda film. Truly the only way to make ourselves heard is by hitting SBG where it hurts -- in the pocketbook. The means to accomplish this is through staged letter writing to both SBG and their advertisers.


Anonymous said...

I don't understand what the big deal is -- let the movie be seen. What is there to hide? And what is being pre-empted, as the boycottbag blog suggests? As I ubderstand it, the Sinclair stations are all broadcasting the movie- this is no different than a movie of the week showing -- the movie IS the normal broadcastine- no exemptions. I am a Dem and a Kerry-Edwards supporter and I cannot see a problem here. Afterall, Fahrenheit 911 is clearly an anti-Bush film, yet teh showing at theatres and sales of DVDs continues to be strong. Where was the boycott calls there? Let's not be babies here. If there is nothing to hide, why complain?

Mark Rauterkus said...

I'm not sure myself. Thanks for the mentions. I also see in the Trib that the Kerry camp has been offered time to react to the movie too. ?? But it was refused. The one side spin is that there isn't any way to rebuke -- so they must pass.

I'm all in favor of showing things and letting voters decide, but, is this a paid hit piece? Is it with credit, at all? Is it just last-minute dirty-tricks?