Rosenworcel Opposes Calls To Use FCC To Remove Fox News, Newsmax, Others
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-16-21
Federal Communications Chair Jessica Rosenworcel made it clear to Republican lawmakers before her successful confirmation vote (68 to 31) earlier this month to a new, five-year term that she did not support efforts by “some liberal organizations” to remove conservative cable channels from their lineups or for the agency to use its license revocation power on broadcasters.
That assertion came in written answers to questions submitted after her confirmation hearing last month….
This was how the question was posted by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.): “There have been efforts by some of our colleagues in the House of Representatives to pressure MVPDs into removing Fox News, Newsmax and other conservative channels from their lineups. There have also been calls by some liberal organizations to have the FCC revoke the licenses of broadcasters like Sinclair. Are you in favor of these calls to use the FCC to remove certain viewpoints from the airwaves?”
In an answer that would have made the late Rep. John Dingell proud, her answer was a succinct: “No.” » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2022-01-06T12:39:27-04:00December 16th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Rosenworcel Opposes Calls To Use FCC To Remove Fox News, Newsmax, Others