Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, won't probe S...

Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, won't probe Sinclair for 'news distortion'

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has denied a request by Senate Democrats to investigate the right-leaning Sinclair Broadcasting Group for "news distortion," saying such a probe would be "chilling" to free speech. "Thank you for your letter requesting that the Commission investigate a broadcaster based on the content of its news coverage and promotion of that coverage," said Mr. Pai in his letter.

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