FCC chairman the subject of internal investigation.

Ajit Pai’s ties to the Sinclair Broadcast Group and how those ties might have influenced him to advocate rule changes friendly to Sinclair’s takeover of Tribune Media is the subject of an investigation conducted by the FCC Inspector General, according to a report in the New New York Times. It would appear that the investigation was prompted by Democrats in Congress expressing concern that relaxing ownership limits and reestablishing the “UHF Discount” to determine national ownership reach was too close to the approval of the Sinclair-Tribune deal to be a coincidence.