The Federal Communications Commission has released 13 pages of complaints received regarding the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, focused mainly on Michelle Wolf’s controversial remarks. While most took issue with Wolf’s language (one viewer equated network profanity with bank fraud) , one irate Floridian went so far as to demand a written apology to the “American People.”
Despite the attention garnered on social media, the Federal Communications Commission received only four complaints regarding the 75th Golden Globe Awards, according to a recently completed FOIA request. However, one of those complaints really manages to stand out as something special, and as such, we’re going to try something a bit different.
Light sampling of Super Bowl XLII FCC complaints show people mostly outraged by outages, ticked off by Justin Timberlake
A baker’s dozen of Federal Communications Commission complaints related to Super Bowl XLII recently released under FOIA show viewers were mostly annoyed by what they didn’t see, expressing frustration over spotty coverage and a notable lack of Janet Jackson.
Currently filling the 10 pm to midnight time slot on CNN, Don Lemon has apparently made no friends among temperance activists, opponents of potty mouth, and Trump supporters. According to Federal Communications Commission complaints released through FOIA, 41 people between 2015 and 2017 wrote to the Federal government to complain about Lemon’s newscasting.
Ahead of the vote, we take a look at the transparency controversies surrounding Trump’s Federal Communications Commission and how FOIA requesters are contributing oversight.