By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-10-21

An FCC spokesperson has confirmed the FCC is currently reviewing the complaint filed against Sinclair’s WBFF-TV over how it is covering a local story, but signaled that the current acting head of the agency is a First Amendment defender.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office last week filed a formal complaint with the FCC seeking an investigation of the “broadcast practices and media content” of Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate WBFF-TV Baltimore.

“The Commission carefully reviews all communications sent to the agency, from formal filings to informal consumer complaints,” an FCC spokesperson said, including “the Baltimore State’s Attorney General’s recent letter.”

“The acting Chairwoman [Jessica Rosenworcel] is clear about her support of the First Amendment and believes freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy,” the spokesperson added.  » Read More