President Trump threatens broadcast licenses

President Trump let NBC know he’s mad about fake news. He tweeted this today around 10 AM

LA Times responds

One rule of the Internet is to not feed trolls – I’m not sure if he is ignorant or just “having fun”

  • The FCC is an independent commission not accountable to the President. It was structured that way for this very reason
  • Broadcast licenses are mostly not owned by the networks
  • If by “the Networks”, he means Cable TV Networks – they are not licensed by the government. They don’t own satellites, either.
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    5 Responses to President Trump threatens broadcast licenses

    1. briand75 says:

      Keeps the twitter-verse whipped into a frenzy. I think that is the whole idea.

      I wouldn’t want the suggested outcome. We don’t live in a dictatorship (yet).

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        Agreed. Watch the actions, not the hype.

        I am concerned about all the censorship in twitter facebook and google… and the latest story of how the NYT could get their liberal stories placed at the top of the youtube search results.

        I am a firm believer in free speech. No one knows what made that mass shooter tick – he was silent and left no social media trail. I’d rather someone like that be able to post and publish his extreme radical views for all to see so that people could engage with him. With someone discussion, it might have been possible for people to convince him he was wrong…. or to tell him he was right about some things and dissipate his anger. History shows that oppression leads to revolution. Free speech is an antidote.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        Democrats want to hold hearings to force the 5 FCC commissioners to publicly repudiate Trump’s tweet.

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