Local news isn't really local. A large percentage of "local" stations are all owned by the same company -- The Sinclair Broadcasting Group. When the company requests that a certain message be broadcast, all of the stations have to comply. I don't find it to be any more problematic than CNN or MSNBC. In fact, it bothers me less because Sinclair is more equivalent to Fox News as they lean conservative. News has ceased to be impartial.