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    Sinclair Has John Oliver Scared

    By kyle | July 6, 2017

    The right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group is already big, and about to become huge. John Oliver thinks this is a problem, and he’s right: It heralds a future in which the media aren’t overwhelmingly controlled by the left. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “Sinclair Has John Oliver Scared”

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      July 6th, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Im not sure if Oliver, Colbert or Maher would make the best heavy bag.

    2. K Says:
      July 6th, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      I have to admit that, with the established success of Fox News, I never understood why more right leaning news channels weren’t being set up.

    3. Don Reed Says:
      July 8th, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      “…a noose is found… Columbia Teachers College in 2007. (It later emerged that the professor was the target of a plagiarism investigation for which she was later fired…”

      Just found that one in my Fraud Files the other day. One wonders what she’s doing these days. Maybe she’s working in that Carvel stand for that boob in my office who finally ditched corporate banking in order to start his Sexy Sprinkles empire.

      My question is this: We already HAD millions of brainwashed Woody Allen-wanna bees in America. Why was it necessary to import this one?

      Is this the media equivalent of the NY Mets endless gawd-awful succession plans, so that when Jon Liebowitz Stewart would finally retire to his Neversink mansion, they wouldn’t miss a beat with — this guy?!

      I could understand it if all of our beer was that sewer-processed swill, Budweiser — and Heineken was waiting, in cargo ships offshore, for the starting gun to go Pop.

      But why this refugee from Craptown #16, England?

    4. Don Reed Says:
      July 8th, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      “What if the Koch Brothers owned CBS?”

      They’d bring back Jim Aubrey, of course.

    5. Don Reed Says:
      July 8th, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Usually plagiarism a horizontal hijacking of information:

      An author cribbing from other authors;

      A reporter swiping the stories and accounts of other journalists;

      And as for the Bernie Madoff of American historians, Stephen Ambrose drove his GVP (Getaway Velcro Pen) right through the works of dozens of his fellow (albeit less successful) historians*.

      Not so Madonna Constantine of Columbia University (mentioned above). She stole the work of her graduate students.

      In other words, the grad students were paying the salary of the person who was ripping them off.

      Astonishingly, Constantine’s standard-issue “Racism Defense” failed to get her reinstated with back pay dating back to the advent of the Jim Crow laws (about 1877. She was fired in June 2008).

      (NY Post & NY Daily News 10/13/07; 02/21/08; & 06/24/08)

      *Even today, the utterly unashamed publisher, Simon, Brazen & Schuster, is STILL encouraging their writers to quote Ambrose (deceased 2002; published by S & S) as a source for their histories.

      The problem is, they could be unknowingly quoting the dozens of unidentified historians from whom Ambrose borrowed everything and then some to stuff into his best-selling popular histories.

      I once urged a used-book store owner to dump all of his Ambrose titles.

      His response surprised me: Nothing doing. They still sell well.

      Mr. Madoff, you went into the wrong line of work.

    6. Jordy Says:
      July 10th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      gay chat group ^^^^^^%