FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON POST AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE FORCED TO ISSUE CORRECTIONS FOR FALSE REPORTING REGARDING FCC DECISION ON SINCLAIR MERGER
Baltimore, MD (July 26, 2018) – Sinclair announced today it sent letters to the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune requesting corrections and apologies for significant errors in their reporting on the FCC’s decision involving the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. Both media outlets omitted a key word from the FCC statement to drastically distort the reality of the finding and reported that Sinclair had been found to lack candor, when in fact the FCC had merely referred the matter to an Administrative Law Judge to determine whether or not there had been a lack of candor. Both publications also did not refer to public statements from Sinclair which expressly denied that any lack of candor had occurred.