Sayonara, WJAR10.

Indivisible RI Rhode Island, Boycott WJAR 10, Sinclair Brodcasting
Indivisible RI Rhode Island, Sinclair Broadcasting, WJARFor decades, many of us have watched WJAR-10 to get our news. Over the past months, we have received questions about certain segments which have aired seemingly coming right out of the the world according to Trump. As you may recall if you attended our June 3rd March For Truth Rally, Sam Bell, who is a local political guru and a member of IndivisibleRI’s Advisory Board, spoke about the impact of Sinclair’s acquisition of our fiercely independent, dependable and beloved WJAR.

ProJo: WJAR forced to run pro-Trump programs

According to Jacqueline Tempera’s MUST READ article in yesterday’s Providence Journal:
“Sinclair is poised to become the nation’s largest owner of TV stations and, with its recent hire of former Trump aide Boris Epshteyn, viewers can expect to see more of the chain’s political programming.
“The practice, which has infused a political flavor into the 68-year-old WJAR’s broadcasts, started quietly there at least a year ago.

“Three of the segments have rattled viewers and WJAR’s own news reporters, according to Fletcher Fischer, the business manager and financial secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1228, the union that represents broadcast workers there:
‒ The Terrorism Alert Desk, advertised as a daily news update about terrorist activity.
‒ News pieces from Epshteyn, Sinclair’s chief political analyst.
‒ A clearly labeled opinion show featuring Mark Hyman, a former vice president of the company.”
Based on social media comments, a lot of us are switching from Trump TV (WJAR) to less politically-slanted toward either party, WPRI and ABC6.
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