Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai initially resisted calls to tell President Trump that the FCC won’t revoke broadcast licenses from stations whose news coverage Trump dislikes.
But today, six days after Trump first said that NBC and other networks should have their licenses challenged, Pai said the FCC won’t pull licenses based on the content of news reports.
Pai was on a panel at a telecom law conference hosted by the Mercatus Center when moderator Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal referred to Trump’s statements that news stations are spreading “fake news” and should have their licenses challenged.
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