KOMMONSENTSJANE – TRUMP THREATENS “CHALLENGE” TO BROADCAST NETWORKS. It is about time! FCC is not doing its job.

Trump threatens “challenge” to broadcast networks

by Reuters

President Trump’s suggestion that NBC should potentially have its broadcast license challenged has prompted a wave of condemnation from both sides of the aisle, with many saying that such a move would violate the First Amendment.

(They need to be shut down because what they report is not news but more fake news.)

Trump lashed out at NBC News on Wednesday after the outlet reported that Trump had suggested increasing the nation’s nuclear arms stockpile during a meeting with top Cabinet officials.

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Trump tweeted.

(Amen.)

While the idea was roundly criticized as a threat to the free press, many don’t believe that the president would be able to follow through.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in charge of licensing television stations, but it only grants licenses to local stations and not their national network affiliates. And even though NBC’s local stations do rely on FCC licenses, it would be highly unusual for the agency to revoke a license based on a broadcaster’s content.

© Provided by The Hill Backlash swift after Trump tweet on NBC
“Not how it works,” Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel tweeted in response to the president.

Still, congressional Democrats have seized on the president’s statement. Many are demanding that Ajit Pai, the Republican FCC chairman, condemn the idea.

“The president’s threat against NBC and other media outlets is far from empty,” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), said in a statement, referencing a similar proposal from President Nixon, who wanted to crack down on The Washington Post.

“In confirmation hearings for Ajit Pai, we raised this possibility,” Schatz said. “Now, the FCC must show that it is loyal to the law, not the president, and make clear that it rejects this kind of interference.”

Trump’s tweet came the same day as a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee markup on legislation reauthorizing the FCC, and Democrats used the brief meeting to hammer the president.

“This threat alone could intimidate the press and lead to skewed and unfair reporting,” Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.), the top Commerce committee Democrat, said during the markup.’

(This statement by Pallone is the joke of the day.  Right now the media is so corrupt and skews all of their reporting toward the liberal agenda.)

“I therefore call on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to immediately condemn this unwarranted attack. I also call on the chair to announce publicly that he will not follow through on his orders from the president. Chairman Pai should not act in any way to undermine free speech on our airwaves,” he said.

And Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Pai on Wednesday asking him to publicly refuse to act on Trump’s request.

Democrats were not alone in criticizing Trump. Conservatives and industry advocates who often side with Pai also raised concerns about the president’s message.
“The founders of our nation set as a cornerstone of our democracy the First Amendment, forever enshrining and protecting freedom of the press,” said Gordon Smith, the CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters and a former Republican senator from Oregon.
“It is contrary to this fundamental right for any government official to threaten the revocation of an FCC license simply because of a disagreement with the reporting of a journalist,” he said.

Pai has yet to address the president’s statement and a spokeswoman did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

It’s not the first time he’s been forced to answer for Trump’s invectives against the media.
After the president tweeted that the press is “enemy of the American People” in February, Democrats pressed Pai in an oversight hearing and in a follow-up letter on whether he agreed with the assessment.
“No,” Pai responded.

The fake media and the internet need to be fined for their fake news – in other words – every time a program is proven to be fake – they need to pay a stiff fine which would go toward paying our debt.  In one day we could put a dent in the debt if you lump CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, AND MSNB.

kommonsentsjane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mira Sorvino: Why I spoke out against Harvey Weinstein
by Taboola
Promoted Links
MORE FOR YOU

 

Quiz: How Many Classic Westerns Can You Identify?
Definition

 

Video from our partners

 

Shoppers Are Getting Unbelievable Deals With This Little-Known Site
Tophatter

 

Only True History Buffs Score Above 60% on This WWII Quiz
HowStuffWorks

 

Plight of the Rohingya
Reuters on MSN

 

U.S. Supreme Court throws out travel ban ruling
Reuters on MSN

 

Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett say if you do this, you’ll never get rich
CNBC on MSN

 

Members Who Switched to USAA Saved an Average of
$707 a Year. Get a Free Quote Now
$707 a Year. Get a Free Quote Now
usaa

 

Only 1 In 50 Women Can Name All Of These 60s Heartthrobs
Topix Stars

 

Actress: “Eating THIS Every Morning Changed My Life”
ActivatedYou

 

White House On North Korea: ‘Now Is Not The Time To Talk’
GeoBeats on MSN

 

Chelsea Clinton Tweets A Response To Trump’s Hillary Clinton Golf Ball Retweet
GeoBeats on MSN

 

NFL refutes Trump tweet Goodell is ‘demanding’ players stand for anthem
Fox Business on MSN

 

You’ll Never Want to Wake Up After Sleeping on These
New Mattresses (They’re Cheaper Than You Think).
New Mattresses (They’re Cheaper Than You Think).
New Mattresses | Sponsored Links

 

These New Luxury Car Prices May Surprise You
Luxury Cars | Sponsored Links

 

Last Chance for Homeowners to Refi Under
Brilliant Government Program
Brilliant Government Program
OneSmartPenny.com

 

This Is Why You Need to Renew Your Passport Immediately
Reader’s Digest on MSN

 

Kaine Misleads on Weinstein’s Donations
FactCheck.org on MSN

 

Mattis tells Army to “be ready” on North Korea
CBS News on MSN

 

Getting Approved for 1 of These Cards Means You Have Excellent Credit
CompareCards

 

Why Guys Are Loving Harry’s
Harry’s

 

Mortgage Payoff Trick Eliminates Up to 15 Years of Payments
LendingTree

Previous Next
Go to MSN Home Go to MSN News

 

AdChoices
MORE FROM MSN

 

Tiffany Trump Criticized For Posting
‘Tone Deaf’ Glamour Shot Amid Puerto Rico Crisis
‘Tone Deaf’ Glamour Shot Amid Puerto Rico Crisis
GeoBeats on MSN

 

Meghan McCain
Breaks Down Crying During First Day of Co-Hosting ‘The View,’ Talks About Her Dad’s Cancer
Breaks Down Crying During First Day of Co-Hosting ‘The View,’ Talks About Her Dad’s Cancer
ETOnline on MSN

 

Gary Cohn says a
typical American family earns $100,000 a year—here’s how much they really make
typical American family earns $100,000 a year—here’s how much they really make
CNBC on MSN

 

Is Mike Pence a
Snowflake? Probably, Yes
Snowflake? Probably, Yes
Newsweek on MSN

by Taboola
Sponsored Links
YOU MAY LIKE

 

See Why These Plunging Gowns Are
The Celebrity Look Of The Year
The Celebrity Look Of The Year
Livingly

 

Only A Few
Americans Can Identify All These 1970s Musicians
Americans Can Identify All These 1970s Musicians
Topix Stars

 

Shelter Dog Was
Completely Overlooked Until Someone Realized This
Completely Overlooked Until Someone Realized This
Trendchaser

 

Massachusetts
Homeowners Must Do This By Early 2017
Homeowners Must Do This By Early 2017
Fetcharate Mortgage Quotes

 

AdChoices
More from The Hill

Anthem message farmer: Trump praise was ‘next…
The Hill

Officials detail Trump executive order on…
The Hill

Trump pushes to challenge media…
The Hill

The Hill
View the full site
MORE FROM NEWS

 

Tillerson Summoned to White House
Amid Presidential Fury
Amid Presidential Fury
NBC News on MSN

 

Maine senator’s
departure could nix bridge between GOP, Dems
departure could nix bridge between GOP, Dems
Associated Press on MSN

 

Kellyanne Conway
Scrutinized for Taking Private Flights
Scrutinized for Taking Private Flights
Newsweek on MSN

 

Chinese Women
Detained At South Korean Airport After Plastic Surgery
Detained At South Korean Airport After Plastic Surgery
International Business Times on MSN
Microsoft Store Offers – Sponsored
With purchase of Surface Laptop (offer ends 10/15)
Pre-order Xbox One X (limited-quantities)

Alcatel IDOL 4S with VR headset, $199

Starting at $6.99/month + 1TB cloud storage

Feedback
© 2017 Microsoft

 

Privacy
Legal
About our Ads
Feedback
Help
MSN Worldwide
Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About kommonsentsjane

Enjoys sports and all kinds of music, especially dance music. Playing the keyboard and piano are favorites. Family and friends are very important.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s