Yes, there are plenty (plenty) of non-left-leaning news outlets, and Sinclair is a terror, but are any of these conservative outlets singularly as influential--setting aside Fox News--on national mainstream culture and politics than those sources you just listed? There's a reason every J-school grad jumps at the chance to get a byline in the New York Times, Washington Post, or any number of magazines that cluster the New York or D.C. media scene. They hold outsized influence. Local media is a tough nut to crack in study because everything is more fragmented than it has ever been. And rapidly changing. When local news even exists anymore. (Thanks, Facebook.) But it's worth noting that local TV news has not fared well in recent years and continues to decline in ratings. Maybe that's why Sinclair is buying up sports networks now. All the same, my point was to say that it's not surprising (to me, anyway) that a national magazine like Time would be supportive. And I really don't think it is. The mainstream magazines we see around us, at the drug store, the supermarket, the doctor's office, etc., are almost always products of people who live in the overwhelmingly Democratic New York and D.C. The National Review sure ain't getting that spot in the checkout aisle where Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone have made a home.