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Sinclair Broadcasting is taking Bill Maher's side in a heated debate with leftists over free speech and advertising boycotts. The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host caught flack after he defended Fox News host Laura Ingraham against boycotts on his show on Friday night.

Maher said that boycotts are “the modern way of cutting off free speech,” referring to a Parkland high school teenager who called for advertisers to boycott Ingraham's show when she teased him because colleges rejected his applications.

Chris Ripley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair Broadcasting released a statement through his PR company taking Maher's side:

"The ongoing effort to damage free speech in this country, and to extort businesses by pursuing advertisers is wrong and fundamentally un-American. The right, left and center should debate in the arena of free speech, and not engage with threats of extortion," the statement read.

Ripley commended Maher for his statements, and urged "more people on all parts of the political fence to stand up and say the same thing."

He added: "It is wrong to repress freedom of speech and discourse that does not fit ones’ world view."

Sinclair Broadcasting faced backlash last week after its own reporters accused the company of forcing them ro read scripted news that is supportive of President Trump's attacks on fake news networks (such as CNN).

Sinclair reporters claimed they were forced to read a "false news promo" statement on the air that called out fake news networks (such as CNN) for their biased left-leaning news reporting.

Sinclair's statement warned that "personal bias and agenda" among leftwing journalists are "extremely dangerous to democracy."

Sinclair Broadcasting is America's largest conservative television broadcasting company with over 170+ local television stations across the country.

Sinclair Broadcasting reaches 42 percent of American households (4 out of 10 households) and it's about to get much bigger.

The company recently announced a $3.9 billion deal to purchase the Tribune Media Company, that will increase their holdings to 233 stations in 108 U.S. markets.

  • Blue

    This blog like the Colonizer News Network this morning. Give me some black peepa news.

  • iWasteTime

    Your actions has consequences.
    You still have free speech and that has not changed.
    This is a worry about money, she can still say the shitiest stuff without corporate, or those corporate dollars. Bill's lucky 1. he still has a platform 2. it isn't sponsored by advertising dollars 3. he still has a patform

  • Elevated Soul

    If you aren't liberal,you will be targeted by intolerant liberals that think their views are the only views that matter.

    Most websites/social media cater to liberals.Conservatives/Independents will be targeted by these lames.I saw where two Black women spoke on being told by FaceBook that they "are a danger to the community,because they support President Trump,so they have been demonetized.

    Social Media want everyone to be as uninformed as the left is...As they say "Information is Power" and the globalists know this.

  • Phillybruh

    I think the left has accepted he is President, I think you guys are still in shock that he is and even more surprised that he is so inept at it. That you can't bring your selves to say the words I've been conned so you go out of your way to point out how every one in the room is stupid but you. But deep down you know your stupid and so does everyone in the room.

  • Calikush

    ^^^^All of this!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    really don't want to waste my energy on this...at all. Folks gonna say whatever they want to say....period. You can either ignore the ignorant talk...and move on with your life....or choose to stay and harp on it all damn day....either way, nobody gives two shits....so its your decision if you want to waste breathe and time on it.....

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Why is that kid-adult looking still on tv??? he was home like he said when everything happened. Why is he still on air?? crisis actors getting that much money nowadays???

  • Sushi

    Can I have somemore please.....

  • EMILY POST

    The left is such a disgrace. They just shamelessly prostitution out any and all black movements and punch lines for all of their other interests.
    The left runs the majority of the media.

  • Jethro
  • Kimberly King

    That lil white boy is the DEVIL! I can see it in his face. EVIL

  • Floriduhh Evans

    This is really ‘1984’ y’all

  • NeverSurprised

    "But deep down you know your stupid and so does everyone in the room."
    -------------
    It's amusing when people call others "stupid", yet do so in broken English.

    "You're" is the word you were seeking. It is a contraction for "you are." YOUR, conversely, is possessive, meaning that which belongs to someone -- ex: your car, your book, your opinion. Most people learn the distinction in fourth grade.

    Conservatives never have to worry about combatting the left when people like you represent the liberal "brain" trust. Stupid is as stupid does, hun.

  • Jethro
  • Cats Gold

    We have free speech in this country and Black people call themselves the N-word everyday.

  • Cats Gold

    Oh stfu!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Of course Bill Maher would defend this woman since he has a long history of racist, sexist and bigoted comments:
    -The 'house nigger' slur
    -he refers to women as bitches
    -As part of a 'joke' he said, "What if during Black History Month, we all
    bought lobster with food stamps?"
    stamps?
    -As part of that same monologue he said, "What if for Cinco de Mayo we
    all went swimming in blue jeans?”
    - He defended Bill O'Reilly's racist and sexist joke about Rep. Maxine
    Waters’ hair
    -He consistently talks about Muslims as dangerous and anti-American

  • Problem solved

    Did you forget that the most uneducated states are the red states. So please refrain from further embarrassing yourself lol.

    https://youtu.be/eFQhw3VVToQ

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/28338d26262ea2cc416a79f4a6d4b3014d285e72512a9e78a2e683a1c621dd64.png

  • NeverSurprised

    You can post links to quotes going all the way back to the Whigs and the Tories if you like, but it has no bearing on my IRREFUTABLE point.

    PHILLYBRUH called some ELSE stupid, while HE, an adult speaker of the English language, does not know the difference between YOUR and YOU'RE. Since the definition of stupid is "showing a lack of intelligence", he has proven that HE is the one who is stupid, at least with respect to having failed to master basic grammar.

    And yes, I would say the same about ANYONE, of any political bent, who calls someone ELSE stupid while revealing their own lack of intellect. Is this a difficult concept for you to grasp, hun?

  • justlooking

    We do and I encourage you to call a black person that to their face.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Fuck him her and them ??????

  • Cassidy

    "PHILLYBRUH called some ELSE stupid"

    Don't you mean.."called someone ELSE stupid"

    The fact that you're over here acting all high and mighty trying to sound intelligent, but yet displaying the syntax of a moron, is embarrassing, as well as hilarious.

    So it looks like you're the one who failed to master basic grammar.

  • Cassidy

    She's judging your grammar, but she has failed to correct her's.

    Also, it's typical of someone to go after someone personally when they can't refute an assessment. And she's doing just that. You let their trump loving behinds have it, and all she can do is attack a simple grammatical error.

  • NeverSurprised

    Poor dear.

    First, a STATE can be neither educated nor uneducated because a state is not a person. RESIDENTS of a state can be educated, but I fail to see what that has to do with the present discussion.

    Phillybruh called someone else -- conservatives, republicans, any general category of people with a political view in opposition to his own -- STUPID. While doing so, he offered PROOF of his OWN stupidity with respect to English grammar. So now you have your panties in a bunch because I pointed it out. (Glass house meet stone.)

    As for the various states, there are educated and uneducated people in ALL 50 states and they are comprised of republicans, democrats and independents. Donald Trump won by pulling votes from ALL of those groups and he will do so again in 2020. You will then have another four years to whine like a spoiled brat. On the bright side, perhaps by that time Phillybruh will have learned the difference between "your" and "you're." LOL !!!

  • Problem solved

    LOL of course you would say otherwise. Seeing as how the red states are labeled as the most uneducated, and the core for Trump supporters. Nice try though lol.

    And btw, it looks like you're also having grammatical issues lol. You Dump supporters never disappoint with the stupidity lol.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    He’s a clown

  • Jethro

    Your so-called "point" was dead and decomposed on arrival.

  • Nicol B

    Thank you for saying it first!

  • Nicol B

    so that would make Martin and Rosa un-American for the bus boycotts?

    $ is power and no better freedom of speech than to withhold your hard earned $$$ if you don't agree with their agenda. that speaks volumes.

    someone get Bill a history book especially since he is Irish...
    "
    The name comes from a 19th century Englishman, Captain Charles C. Boycott. But first, we have to start in Ireland. At the time, just 0.2 precent of the population owned the majority of the land in the country; but the owners didn't live there. Instead, they rented the land out to tenant farmers. In the middle of the 19th century, these farmers started demanding fair rent, free sale, and fixity of tenure. The Irish National Land League was particularly passionate about it...SLUMLORD

  • Nicol B

    so why did you waste the time and energy to write this? i'm confused???

    it's these discussions (hopefully civil) that can change people's opinions. you're never too old to learn something or too important to listen to another's view.

  • Jethro

    Sinclair TV host's show canceled for tweeting sexual threat at David Hogg

    Apr 10, 2018 4:15 PM EDT U.S.
    CBS/AP

    ST. LOUIS -- A conservative commentator who sent a violent and vulgar tweet saying he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station after several advertisers withdrew from his show. KDNL-TV has canceled "The Allman Report" and accepted Jamie Allman's resignation, according to a brief statement from Ronn Torossian, a spokesman for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates the TV station.

    "His show is canceled and he is off the air immediately," Torossian said in the statement, according to CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.

    Continued @ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jamie-allman-sinclair-canceled-hot-poker-david-hogg/

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