“The allegations are explosive: Ajit Pai, President Donald Trump’s hand-picked head of the main US media regulator, has been changing regulations to fuel the expansion of a right-wing, pro-Trump media giant across the US. […] 13 Democratic senators who are calling for an investigation allege that Pai, head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which governs media ownership in the US, has changed important rules in order to allow Sinclair Broadcasting — a quiet giant in US media, particularly around local TV — to expand significantly. Sinclair is well-known in media and political circles for having a strong conservative slant and maintaining a cozy relationship with Trump. […]

“It’s Pai that the Senate Democrats want investigated by the inspector general of the FCC. In the letter, Trump’s interaction with Sinclair executives are chronicled, leading to the appointment of Pai, who then also repeatedly meets with Sinclair executives while also making changes to FCC rules that paved the way for Sinclair’s acquisition of Tribune to be approved. […] The senators included a damning timeline of communications and meetings between Trump, Sinclair, and Pai, with 16 instances that highlight how the Trump administration grew cozy with Sinclair and then had the FCC start changing rules to allow them to acquire Tribune Media. That deal would make Sinclair a behemoth in local TV, reaching 72 percent of US households.” (Mashable):

http://mashable.com/2017/11/15/ajit-pai-fcc-investigation-sinclair-media-trump/#gcPBmn3PPsq3

http://mashable.com/2017/11/15/ajit-pai-fcc-investigation-sinclair-media-trump/#gcPBmn3PPsq3

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