Friday, May 19, 2017

Sinclair Broadcasting forum show warns about possible return of military conscription


I don’t think I can really call this a “film” in the sense of the blog title, but I wanted to mention News Channel 8 in Washington DC, under station WJLA and owner Sinclair Broadcasting in Baltimore.  The show is “Government Matters”, most weeknights.
 
Thursday night’s discussion, around 8 PM, was interesting because a female panelist warned that a return to the draft (military conscription) could well become necessary in the future.  There have been proposals in the Senate to require Selective Service registration by women. The commentator suggested that the US may not have enough “volunteers” for future conflicts, perhaps specifically with North Korea. She said we could not get enough “volunteers” for World War II, but didn’t specifically say that about Korea (1950-1953) and Vietnam (1965-1973).

It’s odd that this happens on a Sinclair station, inasmuch as Sinclair has been reported as pushing more conservative content on its own stations.

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