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Amy Schumer just canceled an interview with a Sinclair station. Will other celebs follow?

Last week, Deadspin published an alarming video that quickly went viral and had an explosive impact. The video showed anchors from local news stations owned by the Trump-friendly Sinclair Broadcast Group, all repeating the same scripted warning about bias in mainstream media. After spreading online for several days, the video picked up further steam when … Continue reading “Amy Schumer just canceled an interview with a Sinclair station. Will other celebs follow?”

Amy Schumer just canceled an interview with a Sinclair station. Will other celebs follow?
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Hard to believe, but the FCC may have done something right

In the wake of voting to do away with net neutrality, the FCC—every netizen’s favorite kicking bag—may have done something good. The agency hit Sinclair Broadcast Group with a $13.4 million fine for running sponsored content as news. As Variety reports, Sinclair’s network of local news stations ran stories about Jon Huntsman Sr.’s cancer foundation without disclosing that the … Continue reading “Hard to believe, but the FCC may have done something right”

Hard to believe, but the FCC may have done something right
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Today in SCOTUS: Where do we draw the line on partisan gerrymandering?

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in Gill v. Whitford, a case originally brought by Wisconsin Democrats who argued that the voting maps in their state were drawn unconstitutionally to benefit Republicans, per NPR. In short, they are arguing that Republicans used partisan gerrymandering to their benefit. Gerrymandering is the process of using … Continue reading “Today in SCOTUS: Where do we draw the line on partisan gerrymandering?”

Today in SCOTUS: Where do we draw the line on partisan gerrymandering?
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