FCC Chairman Rejects Senators’ Request To Review Sinclair’s Broadcast License

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai immediately shot down a request to investigate Sinclair Broadcasting Group for distorting the news, and to pause the review of Sinclair's pending acquisition of Tribune Media. Chairman  Pai said the FCC doesn’t have the authority to revoke licenses based on the content of newscasts. “I understand that you disliked or disagreed with the content of particular broadcasts, but I can hardly think of an action more chilling of free speech than the federal government investigating a broadcast station because of disagreement with its news coverage,” Chairman Pai wrote.


FCC Chairman Rejects Senators’ Request To Review Sinclair’s Broadcast License