Their new report sure sounds like they are.
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Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler denied that the agency is trying to regulate the news coverage of media organizations with a new study, which congressional Republicans and another FCC commissioner have sharply criticized.
The agency’s new Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs, or “CIN” study, aims to assess how the news media covers “critical information” by sending FCC regulators into the offices of major television, newspaper, and internet media outlets across the country.
Congressional Republicans sent a letter to the agency expressing their concern over the study’s potential to regulate the freedom of the press — a sentiment shared by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who expressed his concern in a Wall Street Journal editorial last week, and has since taken to numerous media outlets, including The Daily Caller, to reinforce his warning of the potential dangers the study poses to the free press.