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Ajit Pai's Ties to Sinclair Broadcasting Under Investigation At FCC

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The FCC's inspector general is investigating whether Ajit Pai, the agency's chairman, improperly used his power to benefit Sinclair Broadcasting. The television conglomerate has pushed its local news stations to run commentary segments that praise the Trump administration, and is currently seeking a merger which would vastly expand its reach.
As reported by the New York Times , the investigation is focused on Pai's decision to relax rules limiting the ownership of television stations by a single company. Pai reinstated a technologically obsolete rule known as the UHF discount , giving some...
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