Sinclair Broadcast Group airs election eve anti-Obama special

In 2004, Sinclair Broadcast Group fired Washington bureau chief Jon Leiberman for criticizing the company’s plans to air “biased political propaganda, with clear intentions to sway this election” toward George W. Bush. Leiberman — now a reporter with Howard100 News and CNN’s HLN — sued the Baltimore broadcaster over his dismissal.

Sinclair aired another election special last night — this time, apparently, without any employee protest.

Talking Points Memo reports at least two Sinclair stations aired the special, which “featured some of the most partisan criticisms of President Barack Obama, and spent relatively little time examining Republican nominee Mitt Romney.” TPM’s Eric Lach says that “at times, it sounded more like Fox News than local news.”

* Sinclair Broadcast Group airs anti-Obama special (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* Earlier: Sinclair reporter fired for criticizing anti-Kerry documentary (pbs.org)

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