Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Sinclair Subsidiary Recipient of Gov't Contract; Executives Give $109,000 To Bush, Sinclair Gets Taxpayer Dollars in ‘war on terror’ contract

Sinclair the company that is forcing their 62 TV stations accross the country especially in swing states to air an anti-Kerry documentary pre-empting prime-time programs right before the election is the recipient of a ‘war on terror’ contract from the Bush Administration. Also Sinclair executives give the Bush Campaign and the Republican National Committee $109,000 in campaign contributions in addition to using Taxpayer-Owned Airwaves to air Pro-Bush Propeganda in Prime Time right before the election. Are these guys connected with Haliburton by any chance? Here is the online article.

Here is the text:

Sinclair Broadcasting Group, under fire for ordering its 62 networks to broadcast a film sharply critical of John Kerry’s opposition to the Vietnam War, is a major investor in a company recently awarded a military contract by the Bush Administration, RAW STORY has learned.

Jadoo Power Systems, Inc., a producer of portable power systems, announced Sept. 28 that it had been awarded a contract to supply its products, which are used for covert surveillance operations, to US Special Operations Command. According to the SOCOM website, SOCOM “plans, directs, and executes special operations in the conduct of the War on Terrorism.”

Jadoo, whose name in Hindi means “magic,” is owned by Sinclair Ventures, Inc. and Contango Capital Management. Sinclair Ventures is “a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. as well as other individuals.”

A Jadoo press release (in PDF format) reveals that in February, 2003, President Bush was personally briefed by the CEO of Jadoo, Larry Bawden, about Jadoo products.

According to Fortune Magazine, Jadoo has sold its fuel cells to Boeing; government agencies like the CIA, the Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; and the U.S. Army.

For the 2004 election, Sinclair executives have donated nearly $59,000 to the Bush-Cheney campaign or the Republican National Committee (RNC), and a $50,000 gift to the RNC from Sinclair Vice President Fred Smith.

Sinclair Broadcasting announced this week that it intends to air an anti-Kerry film on all of its 62 television stations, many of which are in battleground states. The film, Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal, claims that Kerry’s anti-war activities undermined morale of POWs then held in Vietnam.

Sinclair received national attention earlier this year when it preempted the April 30th Nightline television program on which host Ted Koppel read the names of the 523 American soldiers killed in Iraq up to that date.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Jadoo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcasting. Sinclair Ventures, one of two investors in Jadoo, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcasting.


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