This post does not address the politics of the press conference that is going on right now. Let’s look a few aspects of what’s going on here: Locally, the press conference is being aired by the following stations: KTVI-2 (FOX), KMOV-4 (CBS), KSDK-5 (NBC).
You’ll probably have already noticed that station is missing. Why isn’t KDNL-30 (ABC) showing the press conference? I don’t count KPLR and WRBU, because neither the CW or MyNetworkTV (although, being owned by FOX seems that simulcasts of FOX News programming would be advantageous) have the infrastructure in place for this sort of coverage. There will be little argument that Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of KDNL appears to a have an aversion to all things news.
Coincidently, many press conferences that have been aired on other networks have been, on many occasions, have not been seen on KDNL. Sinclair’s continued disinterest in local, national, and international affairs is disturbing at best. Right now, KDNL is showing the “The View” and earlier, when the press conference began was showing the second half of “The People’s Court.” Is this a permissible thing for a station to do who is affiliated with a network?