There’s a lot of focus these days on the cable news giants. Just check the president’s Twitter feed. But if CNN and Fox News are important players, they don’t get as many eyeballs as local television newscasts.
Anyone who cares about the state of our democracy, then, should care about what’s happening with local television. And that makes right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to acquire Tribune Media’s 42 television stations a matter of urgent concern.