Thursday, April 29, 2004

Stations Pulling Nightline

Apparently, honoring the fallen is "contrary to the public interest". (thanks to Athenae)

Contact the Sinclair Broadcast Group at 410-568-1500 and ask them why they refuse to acknowledge those who have served this country honorably.

You can also contact your local affiliate:

WXLV, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point NC 336-274-484
WEAR, Pensacola 850-456-3333
KDNL, St. Louis
WSYX, Columbus OH 614-481-6666
WLOS, Asheville NC 828-684-1340
WCHS, Charleston, Huntington W VA 304-346-5358
WGGB, Springfield MA (413) 733-4040
WTXL, Tallahassee (850)893-4140 [WTXL will run it, according to their contract which forbids pre-emption]

Be polite with them - recognize that it isn't their decision but you're nonetheless calling to voice your objection.

...more on Sinclair's mission to tell you that it's wonderful that soldiers keep dying in Iraq as long as they don't have to tell you about it.

In comments reader JBL writes:

I'm trying to organize a reading of the names in front of WSYX here in Columbus, beginning at 5:00. (Just in time for the local newcasts.) Folks who are interested in joining in, please meet at WSYX, 1261 Dublin Road. I plan to bring an American flag and dress in the somber attire appropriate for a de facto memorial service.'s some more contact information courtesy of a reader:

Sinclair CEO:

VP of Programming and Promotions: