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Trump ordered top Gary Cohn to pressure DOJ to file a lawsuit to block the ATT-Time Warner merger, in an apparent effort to retaliate against CNN. Also, Fox did a catch and kill of the Stormy Daniels story before the election.


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Trump has made the debate a point of pride. He recently boasted to the Times that he’d won it despite being a novice, and despite the “crazy Megyn Kelly question.” Fox, however, may have given Trump a little help. A pair of Fox insiders and a source close to Trump believe that Ailes informed the Trump campaign about Kelly’s question. Two of those sources say that they know of the tipoff from a purported eyewitness. In addition, a former Trump campaign aide says that a Fox contact gave him advance notice of a different debate question, which asked the candidates whether they would support the Republican nominee, regardless of who won. The former aide says that the heads-up was passed on to Trump, who was the only candidate who said that he wouldn’t automatically support the Party’s nominee—a position that burnished his image as an outsider.

 

 

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1 hour ago, CitizenVectron said:

Sure, let's take Fox to the Supreme Court to get them de-licensed as a news source! Oh wait, SCOTUS is completely partisan and run by the GOP now...

 

Well, let's take it to the FCC! Oh wait, the FCC is also completely partisan, and even under Democrats is run by industry insiders.

 

 

There isn’t licensing for news outlets in America.

 

The FCC does not have regulatory power over cable channels.

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1 minute ago, SilentWorld said:

Well somebody has to have regulatory power over cable right? Otherwise the cable stations could just blast hardcore pornography and no one could do a damn thing about it.

 

I'm pretty sure it's like with video game and movie ratings, where they self-regulate on stuff like porn to keep the government from deciding to impose regulations.

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38 minutes ago, SilentWorld said:

Well somebody has to have regulatory power over cable right? Otherwise the cable stations could just blast hardcore pornography and no one could do a damn thing about it.

 

They can.  But that would risk advertising dollars though, so cable generally steers clear of full penetration.

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2 hours ago, SilentWorld said:

Well somebody has to have regulatory power over cable right? Otherwise the cable stations could just blast hardcore pornography and no one could do a damn thing about it.

 

There is nothing legally stopping such a thing.

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