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Jon Lieberman
ex-Bureau Chief
Jon Lieberman -- Sinclair Broadcasting
Washington, DC

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Washington, DC

fired 10/18/04 by Sinclair re Kerry/gets Payne Award (U.Org)

Excerpted from the Payne Awards website (http://payneawards.uoregon.edu/news2005.html):

Jon Leiberman, former Washington bureau chief of Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group's news division, was fired for publicly criticizing his company's plan to broadcast a program featuring a slanted view of then-Presidential candidate John Kerry's actions during the Vietnam War less than two weeks before the election. Sinclair staff are prohibited from discussing staff meetings publicly. Lieberman, who told The Baltimore Sun he violated the gag order for reasons of professional conscience, will receive a special professional citation.