FreedomWorks Statement Regarding FCC’s Sinclair/Tribune Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to subject the Sinclair/Tribune deal to additional legal review, Freedomworks Director of Policy, Patrick Hedger, commented:

"This is a disappointing situation, but ultimately, as with any regulatory issue, the blame rests with Congress and the flawed laws it requires agencies like the FCC to enforce. In a market served by countless competitors on cable, satellite, and the internet, there’s no reason broadcasters should be subject to arbitrary standards like the ownership cap."