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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...trump-nbc-spat

    Update the FCC is under fire specifically Pai over how to respond to Trump's threat to go after NBC.

    I don't think Pai the FCC leader could respond in a situation like this rant though. I don't think anything is going to happen though. If the FCC did what Trump suggested like Pai goes after the license of NBC O&O's like KNBC,WRC,WNBC,WMAQ,WBTS,and KNTV I think this is going to make other station owners like Nexstar, Sinclair, Raycom, Hearst, Tegna and Scripps wonder if they are going to have to end the contracts with NBC in some parts of the country though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyE1977 View Post
    I don't think anything will happen, other than NBC MAY tell their people to cool it in order to avoid the hassle.
    Except that the NBC news reporting has been good for ratings.

    The way the Washington Post handled threats from the Nixon administration was not to stop their reporting of Watergate, but just make sure their information was indisputable.

    Can a president order the FCC to revoke licenses? Here's some discussion on the subject:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...cast-licenses/

    He doesn't necessarily have to actually do anything. All he has to do is sow seeds of doubt. That's the way the tweet was written and it tends to be his MO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Except that the NBC news reporting has been good for ratings.

    The way the Washington Post handled threats from the Nixon administration was not to stop their reporting of Watergate, but just make sure their information was indisputable.

    Can a president order the FCC to revoke licenses? Here's some discussion on the subject:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...cast-licenses/

    He doesn't necessarily have to actually do anything. All he has to do is sow seeds of doubt. That's the way the tweet was written and it tends to be his MO.

    Also Trump and his cabinet has a tendency to start feuds very easily all one has to do is look at the ESPN talk show host(Jemele Hill) and NFL get targeted by the President and this month long feud that has came into play. Also I'm not surprised if NBC Staff members and the News Director of NBC News and NBC Owned stations find them selves in a similar situation where they end up feuding with Trump and his cabinet over any news story involving Trump and his cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    Also Trump and his cabinet has a tendency to start feuds very easily all one has to do is look at the ESPN talk show host(Jemele Hill) and NFL get targeted by the President
    These are three different issues, all involving media. I would doubt any NBC news reporter or executive would make the mistake of actually engaging with the president, other than to stand by their reporting. What we've learned by watching the NFL or ESPN is you don't win when you take him on. Any engagement is futile. In the case on NBC News, the issue isn't a pundit or player's opinion, but actual reporting from inside sources. If he disputes the reporting, there are likely notes from the actual meeting that could be produced to prove who's right.

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    FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel was interviewed today about the president's tweets:

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2...eet-sot-rs.cnn

    Admittedly, she is a Democrat, and admittedly, she's being interviewed on CNN. The conversation might have been different on Fox. She was asked where the other commissioners stand on this, and she dodged the question.

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    Interesting interview though and yes its a free speech issue here with local tv stations and networks as one of the FCC leaders has discussed it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioPatrol View Post
    Interesting interview though and yes its a free speech issue here with local tv stations and networks as one of the FCC leaders has discussed it though.
    As she pointed out, the last time it came up was with Nixon, and we know how that story ended. He also had something known as his "enemies list," and a lot of well known reporters were on it. They were subject to occasional phone calls from the FBI and the Justice Department. That may be the next step.

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    Memory-holed as this story is, Obama was not immune. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/o...ank-obama.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    Memory-holed as this story is, Obama was not immune.
    Exactly....although what the president says is meant for his base, and his base thinks the media gave Obama a free ride, and vice versa.

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    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/355...cause-trump-is

    Update the FCC will not challenge the licenses of NBC owned stations for now. Yes the first amendment issue is at play here.

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