One week ago Joe Crain, the morning meteorologist at WICS in Springfield, Illinois, called out station management for mandating over-the-top "Code Red" weather alerts.
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The Sinclair Broadcast Group acquisition of Tribune Media is dead.
Another government official appointed by President Donald Trump now finds himself in the all-too familiar position of having to defend his actions against his boss.
In an effort to appease government regulators, Sinclair is changing its plan for the sale of some of its stations as it awaits approval of its bid for Tribune.
Sinclair's purchase of Tribune Media may be in trouble. Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai announced on Monday he has "serious concerns" about the $3.9 billion transaction and called for a hearing on the matter.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to air a commercial from a liberal consumer watchdog that's critical of the broadcaster's actions. But there's a catch.
A Democratic candidate in Kentucky said Monday that she will pull her campaign ads from a local Sinclair station and called on other Democrats to do the same.
Critics are calling Sinclair's promos pro-Trump propaganda. Now the company is defending the initiative, and calling it something much more mundane: A "corporate news journalistic responsibility promotional campaign."
John Oliver slammed Sinclair Broadcast Group on Sunday for requiring local anchors to read media-bashing promos.