Special Report: Lawmakers demand investigation into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

Pai accused of evading questions about FCC helping Sinclair expand media empire.

JON BRODKIN – 11/13/2017, 12:10 PM

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Two Democratic lawmakers today called for an investigation into whether Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai “has taken actions to improperly benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group.”

The FCC has made several decisions that benefit Sinclair, a broadcast station owner with a right-wing tilt. Among other things, the FCC rolled back broadcast TV station ownership limits, which could help Sinclair complete an acquisition of Tribune Media Company and, in the process, reach 72 percent of TV-owning households in the US.

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