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    Burn it down Macduff's Avatar
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    The one where Trump doesn't understand the 1st Amendment

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...12884630093825

    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!
    Can't imagine why anyone would think the orange goon is a fascist.
    Good luck convincing the Supreme Court that there's an "I say it's fake news" provision in the First Amendment.

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    Gawd.

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    told you so Amelia's Avatar
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    What a dumbass.

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    It's an entirely toothless threat. For one, NBC doesn't have a license to revoke. You'd have to systematically challenge and demand forfeiture of each broadcast station's license on the basis of complaints by *local constituents only* that FCC regulations had been violated. Even then, a license is not just deleted, it has to be transferred to someone else, and unless that someone else is willing to undermine their own business interests, they'll keep broadcasting NBC.

    He's not a fascist. A fascist wants to seize control, and plots to do so. Donald Trump doesn't have the intellectual capacity to do either.
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    he's just proving Corker right, again. In Trump's mind he thinks this is a reality show. Where he can tell the networks "you're fired". He still doesn't understand the vital purpose the free press serves in this country. Or even the most basic operations of government in a free society. Frightening how he seems to be getting more and more unstable everyday.
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    just saw this part...."bad for America".

    Yeah, this guy is a nutjob.
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    FASCISM 101: The ASS threatens to challenge NBC'S FCC license....

    And down the slippery slope of FASCISM we go--we only thought we were heading there before!! NIXON 2.0! It might be time to MARCH again!

    (Not to mention he might LITERALLY bite the hand that fed him for 10 years? Fucking HYPOCRITE!!)

    This man is OUT OF HIS FUCKING MIND!!!




    Trump suggests challenging NBC's broadcast license

    The veiled threat opens a new front in the president's feud with the media.

    By LOUIS NELSON and MARGARET HARDING MCGILL
    10/11/2017 10:37 AM EDT
    Updated10/11/2017 12:07 PM EDT


    President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that NBC’s broadcast license should be pulled as punishment for the network's reporting on his national security meetings, opening a new front in the president’s long-running battle with the press.

    NBC News published a report Wednesday morning stating that Trump had surprised his national security advisers by proposing a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a July meeting. The meeting was what allegedly led Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a “moron” — a comment that NBC first reported last week.

    Trump lashed out at NBC, appearing to make a threat that is not even possible, given that the Federal Communications Commission doesn’t directly license networks.

    “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!” Trump wrote on Twitter, equating the two TV news outlets he has most often lashed out against. “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!”

    NBC did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The FCC had no immediate comment.

    The president’s willingness to potentially challenge the broadcast licenses of a media outlet whose coverage he objects to marked an escalation in rhetoric for Trump. The president has regularly complained about coverage he views as unfairly critical, labeling stories, reporters and entire outlets “fake news.”

    As a candidate, Trump threatened to "open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money." He repeated that threat in a post to Twitter in March. He also floated the idea of canceling the long-held tradition of White House press briefings, which were moved mostly off-camera for weeks last summer.

    It is the second time in as many weeks that Trump has attacked NBC News. The earlier attack came after the “moron” report, which also said Tillerson had been on the verge of quitting over the summer.
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    Ya, that's terrible. The media should be able to make up whatever the fuck they want about whoever they want regardless of any consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Ya, that's terrible. The media should be able to make up whatever the fuck they want about whoever they want regardless of any consequences.
    except Fox news, Breitbart and Trump administration, right? The real people making shit up

    your entire existence on the forum is you making shit up, so your post is laughable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...12884630093825

    Can't imagine why anyone would think the orange goon is a fascist.
    Good luck convincing the Supreme Court that there's an "I say it's fake news" provision in the First Amendment.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    Gawd.
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    Maybe I should use up one of my Holy Favors and ask Baby Jesus to please help rump.
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