"Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked".
"The Commission generally will not intervene in such cases because it would be inconsistent with the First Amendment to replace the journalistic judgment of licensees with our own", the 2008 guidelines read.
But O'Rielly also said that Trump is "rightfully venting" about the media.
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When contacted by Ars, O'Rielly's office confirmed that the quotes in TR Daily are accurate.
Despite Trump's ostensible attempt to make a case that the license of the national news organization for NBC should be revoked, the FCC would have to deal with each locally operated station on a case-by-case basis.
Most observers and analysts said Trump's threat to NBC News was empty.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Monday that he will release a letter that calls on each member of the Federal Communications Commission to provide a personal commitment to uphold freedom of speech.