[opendtv] Re: Sinclair should be ashamed...

I am also appalled at this blatant act of media manipulation. Now if 
Sinclair's competitors would show
GOING UPRIVER: THE LONG WAR OF JOHN KERRY
at the same time on another channel, then all would be equal. In fact, those 
who saw it would be even more predisposed to vote for the War Veteran.

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=18470

bp


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>
>    TV Group to Show Anti- Kerry Film on 62 Stations
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/11/politics/campaign/11film.html
>
> Up to 62 television stations owned or managed by the Sinclair
> Broadcasting Group - many of them in swing states - will show a
> documentary highly critical of Senator John Kerry's
> <http://www.nytimes.com/top/news/washington/campaign2004/candidates/johnfkerry/index.html?inline=nyt-per-pol>
> antiwar activities 30 years ago within the next two weeks, Sinclair
> officials said yesterday.
>
> Those officials said the documentary would pre-empt regular night
> programming, including prime time, on its stations, which include
> affiliates for all six of the major broadcast networks in the swing
> states of Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
>
> Called "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," the documentary features
> Vietnam veterans who say their Vietnamese captors used Mr. Kerry's 1971
> Senate testimony, in which he recounted stories of American atrocities,
> prolonging their torture and betraying and demoralizing them. Similar
> claims were made by prisoners of war in a commercial that ran during the
> summer from an anti-Kerry veterans group, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
>
> Two of the former prisoners who appeared in the Swift Boat advertisement
> were interviewed for the movie, including Ken Cordier, who had to resign
> as a volunteer in the Bush campaign after the advertisement came out.
>
> Sinclair's plan to show the documentary was first made public by The Los
> Angeles Times on Saturday.
>
> Mark Hyman, Sinclair's vice president for corporate relations, who
> doubles as a conservative commentator on its news stations, said the
> film would be shown because Sinclair deemed it newsworthy.
>
> "Clearly John Kerry has made his Vietnam service the foundation of his
> presidential run; this is an issue that is certainly topical," he said.
> Asked what defined something as newsworthy, Mr. Hyman said, "In that it
> hasn't been out in the marketplace, and the news marketplace."
>
> [...]
>
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