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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post

    Update the FCC will not challenge the licenses of NBC owned stations for now. Yes the first amendment issue is at play here.
    This story quotes the CNN interview. Only one commissioner doesn't equal FCC policy. I wouldn't assume she speaks for all 5 commissioners.

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    http://fortune.com/2017/10/17/fcc-chairman-pai-trump/

    Now the FCC Chairman Pai speaks up and says that he will not go after NBC owned stations over content and he respects free speech in a statement. Stay tuned to the next episode of Feud or no Feud with the president.

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    http://www.tvnewscheck.com/mobile/in...icle/id/108260

    Update now Chris Wallace of Fox News has mentioned similar stuff that former Presidents Bush and Obama, McCain, Shepard Smith and others have said about Trumps Feud with the media.

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    If Trump does censor broadcast (and worse, cable) TV, the USA has just turned into Venezuela or the Philippines during Marcos.

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    http://thehill.com/policy/technology...r-trump-tweets

    Now the FCC Chairman is going to have to meet with congress over the Trump Cabinet's feud with the media.


    Democrats will get the chance to grill the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over President Trump's tweets attacking media outlets during a hearing Wednesday.

    The House Commerce subcommittee on technology will hold its first FCC oversight hearing since the agency added two commissioners over the summer. And a new controversy involving the president will take center stage.

    Earlier this month, Trump floated revoking the broadcast licenses of news organizations that have been critical in their coverage. The president singled out NBC News, which had published a report claiming Trump had called for a massive buildup of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, which he disputed.

    Democrats seized on the controversy and have called on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to condemn the proposal.

    Pai addressed the controversy at an event last Tuesday when he noted that his agency does not have the authority to revoke broadcast licenses for the content of their reporting.

    "I believe in the First Amendment. The FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment," he said.

    But Democratic lawmakers say his response fell short.

    "This statement is better than nothing, but it is merely a reiteration of the FCC's authorities under the law," Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said in a statement.

    "What we needed is a full-throated defense of the independence of the FCC against political interference. When the president announced his intent to retaliate against a broadcaster based on content, the FCC should have rejected it."

    "Chairman Pai was right to assure the public that the FCC cannot revoke any broadcast licenses based on the content of a specific newscast, but I am disappointed that the Chairman continues to remain silent on the President's ongoing efforts to intimidate and threaten news outlets," added Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the House Commerce Committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    Now the FCC Chairman is going to have to meet with congress over the Trump Cabinet's feud with the media.
    Not sure exactly what the Congress expects the FCC to do here. Rebuke the president? Really? That's not the role of regulators.

    If Congress doesn't like how the president is acting, they can invoke the 25th amendment. The FCC really doesn't have that kind of authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    http://www.tvnewscheck.com/mobile/in...icle/id/108260

    Update now Chris Wallace of Fox News has mentioned similar stuff that former Presidents Bush and Obama, McCain, Shepard Smith and others have said about Trumps Feud with the media.
    http://thehill.com/opinion/white-hou...ruly-dangerous

    Update another Fox News Pundit has come forward and said Trump's cabinet feud with the media is dangerous. Juan Williams is saying similar stuff that Chris Wallace, Shepard Smith and Brett Baier have said.

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