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NAB fires back at Trump's threat to yank network licenses

President Donald Trump has threatened to challenge broadcast TV licenses in retaliation for an NBC News report, tweeting that network news has become "partisan, distorted and fake." The National Association of Broadcasters was quick to fire back, with NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith pointing to the protection of free speech under the First Amendment, noting, "It is contrary to this fundamental right for any government official to threaten the revocation of an FCC license simply because of a disagreement with the reporting of a journalist."

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