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Washington - Trump Suggests Challenging TV Network Licenses Over 'Fake News'

Published on: October 11, 2017 10:45 AM
By: Reuters 
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Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested challenging media licenses for NBC News and other broadcast news networks, following reports by NBC News in recent days regarding Trump’s secretary of state and the country’s nuclear arsenal.

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.



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 Oct 11, 2017 at 11:21 AM Phineas Says:

sounds like an unhinged moron

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 11:42 AM Anonymous Says:

how about challenging his fake statements?

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 12:09 PM Educated Archy Says:

Yes very bad and devisive . They need to stop

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 01:04 PM achassidisheyid Says:

Looks like The menuval is still getting advice from Putin.
He supports the second amendment allowing nutjobs to buy and carry concealed weapons, but seems ignorant of the First Amendment regarding freedom of the press. Did he ever take that course in 8th grade regarding how the Government works here in the USA?

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM TRump Should Be Censored Says:

They will just it "News and Views" and say it will "in my opinion" or "sarcasm" or ....

I DON'T WANT THE PRESS TO BE CENSORED BY THE FEDS!

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 12:31 PM Anonymous Says:

I believe the President over Fake News:

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!"

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 08:51 PM hashomer Says:

Can you imagine how the 'constitutionalists' in the GOP would have gone nutz if Obama had threatened a private capitalist news network? Unhinged Trumpf has no idea about basic American values or our heritage of Freedom of the Press since John Peter Zenger. What a total Yutz.

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 Oct 15, 2017 at 09:12 AM zelmo Says:

1. Under Law the airwaves belong to the public
2. They need to report news responsibly, and accurately.
3. over the air channels must operate in the public interest.
4. All complaints must be reviewed before renewal of the broadcast license.
So Mr. Trump is actually right.
BUT, it does not apply to cable news since they are not licensed by the FCC.

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