Monday, November 28, 2005

COUNTERPOINT EXTRA: GQ NAILS SINCLAIR

An absolute must-read is in the latest issue of GQ magazine: a lengthy piece on Sinclair. Some of it will be familiar to most of us who’ve followed Sinclair for a while (e.g., David Smith’s history as a pornographer and a letch), while others are new (add war profiteering to the rap sheet of the Smith family). Needless to say, no one at Sinclair were willing to talk with the reporter. (This seems to be a company policy: Hyman refused to return phone calls from the reporter who did the recent write up of Iowans for Better Local Television in a recent edition of Broadcast & Cable).

The content is stomach-turning, but it’s well written, well researched, and gets at the underlying issue that it’s not so much the specific politics of the Smith family and Hyman that are the problem—it’s the way they abuse their influence (and viewers) in the pursuit of political power and higher profits.

Enjoy!

tjr

4 Comments:

At 2:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Ted, that's a great article that tells it like it is. The sad part is, the same story with a few changes of names and details, applies to so many other corporations and business interests in Bush's Neo-Fascist Republican-World, such as banking, credit cards, energy, defense contracting, insurance, big pharma, mining, gun makers, other media and darn near everything you can think of.

Thanks Ted, and keep bustin' Hyman.
Mike B. in SC

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Lancer said...

I enjoyed the reading until I got to the third page and read "[Bob] Ehrlich was young [and] almost ridiculously handsome." Ehrlich? Handsome? With that hair?

I'm skeptical that the author has actually seen Ehrlich...

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted,

I came across this article. Supposedly first ran in
NYT rev of books. It's good.
Depressing but good.

http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/1890

 
At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey folks,

I went out and bought the December GQ with the Sinclair expose. They actually had some good articles in it. But my God, it's like a Vogue magazine. Over 300 pages of mostly male models. I felt embarrased buying it! Not that there's anything wrong with that...

 

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