Disappointment and Shock: Sinclair Sounds Off

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Forget that Weed Wacker stored in the back corner of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai‘s office in Washington, D.C. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media on Monday morning were each struck with a cattle prod any Kansas rancher would likely approve of.


In a statement that immediately put the future of the media companies’ controversial merger in serious doubt, Pai revealed that he has “serious concerns” over how Sinclair intends to combine the two companies.

Each company took its time to digest the news, with Sinclair refraining from comment until after the first Tuesday morning newspaper deadlines passed. Once Sinclair spoke up, it wasn’t shy about its thoughts on the matter, which bring new light to the history of Cunningham Broadcasting.

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