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Report finds FCC Chairman showed no favoritism toward Sinclair Broadcast

Report finds FCC Chairman showed no favoritism toward Sinclair Broadcast

An internal investigation cleared the head of the Federal Communications Commission of any impropriety or favoritism toward Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group and its now failed merger with Tribune Media.

A report by the FCC’s Office of Inspector General found no evidence that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lacked impartiality related to the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger.

“I’m pleased that the Office of Inspector General has concluded that there was ‘no evidence, nor even the suggestion, of impropriety, unscrupulous behavior, favoritism towards Sinclair, or lack of impartiality related to the proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger,’” Pai said in a press release...

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