FCC Commish Cites 1st Amendment After Trump's NBC Threat

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Reflecting on President Donald Trump’s comments last week that NBC should have its broadcast licenses challenged for running a “fake news” story about him, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said on Sunday that it is essential the agency abide by the First Amendment.

During an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter on his Sunday morning show “Reliable Sources,” Rosenworcel, one of two Democrats on the five-person commission, also took a jab at Chairman Ajit Pai’s so-far absent statement regarding Trump’s comments, saying “history won’t be kind to...
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