"Pai completely mischaracterizes the issues brought up by the Senators, and responds as if they had asked him to shut down a local news station because of a report they “disliked or disagreed with.”FCC declines to punish Sinclair for its ‘must-run’ segments and scripts | TechCrunch
In no way does the Senators’ letter reference “a particular newscast” or the “content of particular broadcasts.” The problem is specifically described throughout as the parent company, Sinclair, blatantly forcing its local news broadcasters to air politically slanted segments word for word, some against their will.
Funnily enough, what he pretends the Senators are asking him is what Trump actually did propose — that the FCC revoke the license of “NBC and the Networks” because of “all the Fake News coming out of” them. It took Pai a week to make his inability to do so clear that time, though Commissioner Rosenworcel did so within an hour."
Friday, April 13, 2018
FCC declines to punish Sinclair for its ‘must-run’ segments and scripts | TechCrunch
It'll be interesting to see which lobbying firm Ajit Pai opts to join for the next phase of his career