Holiday Handouts: How the FCC Gave Gifts to Sinclair and Lumps of Coal for Consumers

December 22, 2017 Competition , FCC , Media Ownership , Sinclair

It’s the holiday season, and the Federal Communications Commission has been in a giving mood for the largest media companies. Over the past few months, the FCC has adopted a number of items that have relaxed or eliminated rules around media ownership. On their own, these actions allow for the largest media companies to further consolidate, drowning out diverse, independent, and local voices in the marketplace. However, the FCC’s actions have also particularly benefited one broadcast company — Sinclair — and its effort to merge with Tribune.

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