The controversial Fairness Doctrine and 82 other rules governing electronic media were deemed obsolete and therefore will be abandoned, the FCC said Monday.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski called the rules "outdated" and said they were being removed to lessen the burdens of regulation on media companies.
Each woman said that Trump had touched them inappropriately.
over an article they published this week regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against the Republican Presidential candidate.
The article included descriptions of encounters that Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks had with Trump.
Trump’s candidacy.” He called Leeds and Crooks’ stories “false and malicious allegations,” and said the executive editor Dean Baquet defended the article, telling CNNMoney, “I think it is pretty evident this story falls clearly in the realm of public service journalism, and discussing issues that arose from the tape and his comments since it surfaced.” Despite this, Trump’s legal team was reportedly already at work, drafting a lawsuit against the newspaper Wednesday night.
article, saying that the reporters “diligently worked to confirm the women’s accounts.” He also said that the article did not harm Trump’s reputation, since that had already been done by Trump’s own previous words, where he admitted to walking in on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing rooms and bragging about touching women.
The FCC said the moves are part of its focus on eliminating rules that are no longer needed and revising others to reflect changes in technology, "thereby clearing the path for greater competition, investment and job creation." Bound to get the most attention though is ditching the Fairness Doctrine, an idea that was meant to force radio broadcasters into offering as much left wing political content as they offer right wing commentary.