Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The Sinclair Broadcast Group station in Cincinnati, Ohio is, officially, WSTR channel 64 but markets itself as WB64.
The Sinclair Broadcast Group has ordered all of its 62 television stations across the United States to pre-empt regular programming for a long-form Swift Boat smear of Senator John Kerry entitled Stolen Honor on the eve of the Presidential election.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Sinclair executives have given thousands to the Bush campaign, and the company refused to air the April 30 Nightline episode in which hundreds of names of American troops killed in Iraq were read by ABC anchor Ted Koppel.
Democratic FCC commissioner Michael Copps called Sinclair's decision "an abuse of the public trust...proof positive of media consolidation run amok when one owner can use the public airwaves to blanket the country with its political ideology."
The corporation, fearing blow back on local advertisers, will offer Stolen Honor without commercial sponsorship.
The Marketing Director of Cincinnati’s WB64 is Jeff Doerrer (513) 641-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major WB64 sponsors in Cincinnati are:
King’s Auto Mall, including long-time Cincinnati dealers Terry Lee Chevrolet (800) 956-4852 and Borcherding Buick (513) 677-9200,
Value City (local northern Kentucky department store, ask for store manager, (859) 491-6500)
And a national chain of elective surgery shopping malls called, The Wish Center.
The Wish Center’s Marketing Director is listed as Nancy Kavados (630) 693-0216.
Cincinnati's Wish Center in Springboro, Ohio is (888) 854-9474 or
Be polite but firm when speaking to anyone involved with Sinclair.
Here's a list of all Sinclair advertisers from boycottsbg.com .
This January 24,2004 official close up photo of President Bush's pre State of the Union French-manicured hands has since been tidied from the always tidy whitehouse.gov.
The heavily starched French cuffs, the regal and (I imagine) solid gold W cufflinks along with the fussy European manicure gives a certain west Texas cowgirl a haughty continental allure.
Images: SBG, Stolen Honor