Democratic Senator: FCC should shut down Fox News and MSNBC

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) isn’t a fan of free speech. During hearing on Wednesday, the senior Senator from West Virginia called for the FCC to shut down Fox News and MSNBC; in part because it would make life easier for members of Congress:

Despite his rant, as Doug Mataconis points out, the FCC has no power to take these networks off the air.

I don’t watch the news anymore. I get everything off the web these days. However, the First Amendment protects the right to free speech. And whether you like Fox News or MSNBC or not, they serve as an integral part of our system, continuing a tradition that has literally been around since the foundation of our nation.


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