The FCC has received more than a few complaints after Stephen Colbert’s lewd attack on President Trump.
And those complaints are now being reviewed in a formal investigation by the FCC.
Republican-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explained in an interview that the agency will be reviewing any applicable federal laws to the situation to determine whether a response is warranted, which would likely come in the form of a fine on Stephen Colbert and/or CBS.
Finally a little bit of justice amid all the leftist hypocrisy.
Here’s more from Variety…
“I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints — and we’ve gotten a number of them — we are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action,” Pai told Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
“Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be,” he continued. “A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do.” Pai was appointed to the FCC in 2012 by President Barack Obama. He was elevated to the chairmanship of the commission by Trump in January.
Pai’s comments on Colbert are surprising as “The Late Show” airs outside the FCC’s long-established “safe harbor” time frame of 6 am to 10 pm in which the commission has the authority to police allegations of indecent and obscene material on the airwaves. They would also seem to clash with Pai’s vow to maintain a lighter regulatory environment for media overall.