Thursday, October 14, 2004
Sinclair broadcasting "threatened"
"Listen - they better look out there at Sinclair Broadcasting," campaign spokesman Chad Clanton threatened, as the controversy around Sinclair's decision to broadcast a documentary about Kerry's anti-Vietnam War protests continued to heat up.
"I'm not a lawyer, but they've stirred up a lot of hatred," Clanton continued to rail on Fox News Channel's "Dayside with Linda Vester."
"We've got thousands of people now very mad, jackballed up - calling these [Sinclair] stations, protesting, threatening boycotts of their sponsors," he claimed.
"I think they're going to regret doing this," the Kerry spokesman warned before adding - "They better hope we don't win."
If Sinclair wasn't in enough hot water, Frederick Smith, vice-president of Sinclair and a member of the family that owns the conglomerate, is being sued over racial discrimination at a Maryland trailer park that he owns. According to WBAL-TV,
The company address for Todd Village LLC is 10706 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville, Md., which is the same address for the world headquarters of Sinclair Broadcasting, the company Frederick Smith serves as vice president.
If your screen is blurring, it's probably those crocodile tears I've been shedding all afternoon.