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    Update Sinclair is Rumored to be in talks to get the Cox Stations and this affects KIRO and WSB-TV

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is eyeing potential deals with its attempted takeover of Tribune Media Co. a thing of the past.

    CEO Chris Ripley said Tuesday the pipeline for mergers and acquisitions "is quite full right now." In particular, Hunt Valley-based Sinclair could look at acquiring 14 TV stations currently owned by Cox Enterprises Inc. or 21st Century Fox Inc.'s portfolio of 22 regional sports networks.

    Ripley called the regional sports networks an "interesting fit" because Sinclair's already has the infrastructure in place to improve production, administration and sales for the networks. Sinclair (NASDAQ: SBGI) is the largest TV broadcaster in the U.S. with 191 television stations in 89 markets.

    The regional sports networks are up for sale because the Walt Disney Co.'s (NYSE: DIS) acquisition of Fox (NASDAQ: FOX). The U.S. Department Justice made the sale of the networks a condition for approval of the $71 billion deal. Guggenheim Securities valued the package at $22.4 billion, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    ""Itís a very interesting fit," Ripley said "It of course has to be at the right value. It has to be accretive."

    This is at the same time that Fox and Disney are selling Fox Sports regional like Fox Sports West and Sinclair is named as a party to get Fox Sports West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
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    Update Sinclair is Rumored to be in talks to get the Cox Stations and this affects KIRO and WSB-TV




    This is at the same time that Fox and Disney are selling Fox Sports regional like Fox Sports West and Sinclair is named as a party to get Fox Sports West.
    Governor Cox and his daughter Mrs. Anthony will roll over in their graves if Sinclair ends up with WSB-TV. I'd keep the Atlanta stations and newspaper. That's where the family spending money was made. No way the TV and radio stations aren't making a huge profit and I would think the AJC at least breaks even and probably makes a profit, too. I appreciate that legacy goes so far but when you have a legacy which makes $$$ and is such an integral part of the community welfare, keep it. If it weren't for the AJC, a lot of issues in the state of Georgia would never see the light of day. Sell the rest and at least you won't have to see how they are trashed by the new owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MediaMan View Post
    Governor Cox and his daughter Mrs. Anthony will roll over in their graves if Sinclair ends up with WSB-TV. I'd keep the Atlanta stations and newspaper. That's where the family spending money was made. No way the TV and radio stations aren't making a huge profit and I would think the AJC at least breaks even and probably makes a profit, too. I appreciate that legacy goes so far but when you have a legacy which makes $$$ and is such an integral part of the community welfare, keep it. If it weren't for the AJC, a lot of issues in the state of Georgia would never see the light of day. Sell the rest and at least you won't have to see how they are trashed by the new owners.
    WSB-TV is a great station, and Sinclair ownership would be the end of that.

    I heard a rumor that Disney/ABC wants to buy WSB-TV, WFTV and WSOC-TV. But, rumors are rumors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoddyFreeman View Post
    WSB-TV is a great station, and Sinclair ownership would be the end of that.

    I heard a rumor that Disney/ABC wants to buy WSB-TV, WFTV and WSOC-TV. But, rumors are rumors.
    Isnít Sinclair an extremely conservative based media operation? More so than Fox News. I am curious as to how that would affect WSB-TVís programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioDoogie View Post
    Isn’t Sinclair an extremely conservative based media operation? More so than Fox News. I am curious as to how that would affect WSB-TV’s programming.
    Sinclair has made national news several times concerning their required company wide inserts into local news. That content is usually ultra-conservative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryATL View Post
    Sinclair has made national news several times concerning their required company wide inserts into local news. That content is usually ultra-conservative.
    Sinclair hired Boris Epshteyn from the Trump campaign to do editorials on the air. When they purchased WJLA-TV in Washington, DC, they got rid of the station's high-priced news talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoddyFreeman View Post
    Sinclair hired Boris Epshteyn from the Trump campaign to do editorials on the air. When they purchased WJLA-TV in Washington, DC, they got rid of the station's high-priced news talent.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...lation-1133589

    At the same time Sinclair was making lots of rumors that they were going to grab pro-Trump Viewers and Pundits away from Fox News with a rumored network that was discussed during the Sinclair/Tribune Talks where KTLA Los Angeles was one of the targeted stations Sinclair was after at the time.

    Now I don't have proof at this time that Sinclair is going to bring up this Proposed Pro-Trump Network again now that the rumored Cox TV Station Talks (WSB, KIRO, WFXT, WHBQ and WFTV) are at play and the rumored take over of Fox Sports West in Los Angeles are at play here.

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    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...e-media-empire

    And Sinclair on the Spotlight again is at play given its history and the recent Cox Rumors.

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    This is a long read, but well worth it. It is so complex it reads like a John Grisham novel.

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    so while 95% of the broadcast news media on the mainstream channels is left wing , that means anybody that promotes anything right wing is just bad?

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