FCC Flooded With Complaints About News Stories Regarding Donald Trump’s “S**thole” Comment on January 11, 2018

FCC Flooded With Complaints About News Stories Regarding Donald Trump’s “S**thole” Comment on January 11, 2018

Warning: The below contains strong language.

Background

On January 12, 2018, CNN published the following:

President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from “shithole countries,” sources told CNN on Thursday.

One of the sources briefed on the Thursday Oval Office meeting with lawmakers confirmed Trump asked, “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?”

CNN, along with other networks, began running stories regarding the comment. Though uncharacteristically, many networks (arguably, mostly CNN) had no problem saying “Shithole” without any type of censorship in the form of a “beep” or finding a different way to reference the statement (ie: “s-hole” etc.)

In January of 2018, I filed a report to the FCC for complaints filed that contain the word “Shithole”.  This would encompass the complaints sent in to the FCC about this statement.

The result shows a barrage of complaints on various networks from all over the United States.

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