Donald Trump Questioned if NBC's License Should be Looked At Over Weinstein Story

Type: Lacks Basic Understanding of ThingsSep 04 2018 Severity:
Targeted: NBC NewsAbout: 1st Amendment & Harvey Weinstein
President Trump called NBC's license into question over their handling of the Harvey Weinstein story. After bashing NBC as 'NBC FAKE NEWS' and 'worse than even CNN', Trump suggested their license be looked at even though the FCC has already explained to Trump and the public at large that they cannot suppress free speech at the request of the president in this way; it is not lawful or possible. An official statement from the FCC: "The FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content."

Source: cbsnews.comConservative: foxnews.com

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