President Trump again calls for reexamining NBC’s TV license, despite the fact it doesn’t have one
President Donald Trump suggested that NBC's television license should be “look[ed] at” in a tweet that called the network “FAKE NEWS.” But the Federal Communications Commission does not issue TV licenses to TV networks and cannot legally revoke an individual TV station's license based on the content of its programming. President Trump's tweet took aim at NBC's handling of journalist Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein.
NBC FAKE NEWS, which is under intense scrutiny over their killing the Harvey Weinstein story, is now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduc. Look at their license?
Legal experts have said the Federal Communications Commission, the agency in charge of issuing broadcast licenses, has no power to do what the president has proposed. The FCC does not issue licenses to TV networks; it issues licenses to individual TV stations. "One, networks are not licensed at all,” said Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Schwartzman. “And two, the FCC … is an independent agency."
President Trump again calls for reexamining NBC’s TV license, despite the fact it doesn’t have one President Trump renews threat over NBC's 'license' (The Hill)