FCC chairman Ajit Pai has told a member of the House that the agency is generally not in the business of dictating what viewers can and can’t see.
Pai was responding to a letter from Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), who was concerned about a TV show, La Comey, airing on Mega TV in Puerto Rico and containing what she called “a pattern of xenophobic and racist remarks.”
Velázquez said the show was making direct attacks on the immigrant community and racist remarks and asked the FCC to “review the practices employed by this television show,” adding: “I believe the FCC must ensure that any programs requiring FCC licenses do not unfairly target minorities or any protected classes under the law.”
The show has drawn criticism before and there are renewed calls for its cancellation.
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Pai responded that, under the protections