Monster Media Wednesday

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The chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group met Donald Trump at the White House during a visit to pitch a potentially lucrative new product to administration officials, the Guardian has learned.

David D Smith, whose company has been criticized for making its anchors read a script echoing Trump’s attacks on the media, said he briefed officials last year on a system that would enable authorities to broadcast direct to any American’s phone.

“I just wanted them to be aware of the technology,” Smith said in an interview. He also recalled an earlier meeting with Trump during the 2016 election campaign, where he told the future president: “We are here to deliver your message.”

Sinclair is the biggest owner of local TV in the US, and may soon reach 72% of American households if a proposed $4bn takeover of a rival is approved by federal regulators. It is accused by critics of having a conservative bias, which it denies.

The company has been a driving force in the development of a new broadcasting standard known as Next Gen TV, and is one of the first involved in making chips for televisions, cellphones and other devices to receive the new transmissions.

A broadcasting industry group, of which Sinclair is a prominent member, lobbied federal authorities last year to force manufacturers to incorporate the chips in all new devices. This would have created orders for millions of chips and probably new revenues for Sinclair.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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25 Responses to Monster Media Wednesday

  1. Micki says:

    Are we morphing from corporate media to “state run media?

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  2. Micki says:

    Something is brewing…national security adviser, John Bolton, urged Trump to skip the trip to South America. Does that decision reflect a view in the Oval Office that deeper Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria have complicated calculations about a response to any U.S. military attack? Moscow has cautioned the U.S. not to launch a military attack.

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  3. Micki says:

    Mostly sunny here, but breezy…cherry blossoms are dancing and swirling!

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    The ice cream sundae must be stopped.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Paul Ryan to go. 🙂

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Walked up D Street for the first time ever. That route to the Hillside Cafe took 17 minutes.

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    What is the difference between a good witch and a bad witch?

    Which witch is which?

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  9. °¿º Carol says:

    Pete came over, caught up on some things I saved for him the DVR, then we watched a WWII movie, “Stalingrad.”A Russian movie, Russians against the Germans. We set it to have Russians speak English and we read what the Germans said. One of the actors was familiar, Pete looked him up on his smartphone, he’s been in lots of movies we’ve seen. He was in the Jack Black King Kong. I watched that movie a bunch of times, it has dinosaurs in it.

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  10. °¿º Carol says:

    Sunny again. Temp got up to 52°. Felt warm to Pete and I since we’re so used to cold weather right now. Everyone is yearning for a warm up.

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  11. Den says:

    Far out man:

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