and Sinclair Runs for Cover
...As their stock continues to tumble.
By Brad Friedman on 10/19/2004, 2:26pm PT  

The 5 day graph tells the story...

...Which may help explain this just issued poor attempt at face saving:

Sinclair says will not air Kerry show in entirety
Tue Oct 19, 2004 04:14 PM ET
NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (SBGI.O) , under widening scrutiny over plans to air a documentary about Sen. John Kerry's wartime activities 30 years ago, said on Tuesday it would not show the program in its entirety.

"Contrary to numerous inaccurate political and press accounts, the Sinclair stations will not be airing the documentary 'Stolen Honor' in its entirety," the Baltimore-based company said in a statement.

Sinclair said it would air a special news program on Friday called "A POW Story: Politics, Pressure and the Media" that would discuss the allegations surrounding Kerry's anti-Vietnam War activities.

So now it's "inaccurate political and press accounts" that's done in poor Sinclair.

Here, by the way, is one of those "press accounts", from Sinclair Broadcasting's own DC Bureau Chief, Jon Lieberman, yesterday:

"It's biased political propaganda, with clear intentions to sway this election ... For me, it's not about right or left --- it's about what's right or wrong in news coverage this close to an election."

Mr. Lieberman was promptly fired and "escorted from the building" by Sinclair yesterday evening.

UPDATE: More details on Sinclair's latest lame attempt to cover their ass here.