Thursday, April 29, 2004

Sinclair Broadcasting Group Refuses To Air Nightline's Soldier Tribute

Check the Eschaton. Looks like SGBI turned off most of their public email addresses. We'll just have to go with their 'digital tv' email address:

Sender:Peter Smith
Subject:Complaint: Refusal to air soldier tribute is despicable...

Ted Koppel's Nightline, scheduled to air Friday night, will pay tribute to American soldiers killed in action in the past few months. Americans are not aware of the horrors of any war, and especially ignorant of this Iraq war which has been sanitized of all its inhumanity by major media outlets with the help of companies like Sinclair. By pulling this episode of Nightline from the air you are doing a disservice to the men and women of our armed forces who can no longer speak for themselves. They gave their lives for any number of reasons, but at least one of those reasons was to guarantee a healthy and safe democracy here in America. Keeping from the American people the true cost of this war is un-American on several levels - not the least of which is that censorship greatly weakens a democracy. A healthy democracy depends on an informed public citizenry. It is encumbent upon Sinclair to begin to live up to the reputation of integrity that it wishes to espouse.

Please honor the American soldiers who have fallen by putting this week's Nightline back on the air.