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Pai Rejects Senators' Calls To Investigate Sinclair News

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai swiftly squelched calls by Democratic senators for an investigation into Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s fitness to hold airwaves licenses, writing in a Thursday letter that probing the company’s holdings due to controversial news content would jeopardize free speech.

In rejecting the suggestions, Pai echoed comments he made last year in connection to President Donald Trump’s insinuation that NBC was airing fake news and should go dark.

“I have repeatedly made clear that the FCC does not have the authority to...
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