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Submission + - President Trump Threatens to Revoke Broadcast Licenses of Critical Media (bloomberg.com)

PopeRatzo writes: In a series of Tweets today, the President has suggested that it may be appropriate to revoke the broadcast licenses of critical media outlets (specifically local television or radio stations) if they become "too partisan". His statements seem to stem from recent news stories which reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Trump, "a moron", and another story which cites an administration official as saying the the President wanted to increase the US nuclear arsenal "tenfold".

In one tweet last night, he wrote: “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!”

Today, he reiterated, “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”

At a meeting with Canadian President Trudeau at the White House, Trump told reporters, “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write".

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President Trump Threatens to Revoke Broadcast Licenses of Critical Media

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