U.S. President Donald Trump leads a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on January 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Viewers Complain to the FCC Over Broadcasters Saying ‘Sh-thole’

NBC and CNN used the profanity to describe Trump's remarks during their broadcasts.

According to Variety, the FCC received complaints from viewers over NBC and CNN’s broadcasting of the word “shithole,” in reference to President Trump’s controversial remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries in an immigration meeting Thursday. NBC’s Lester Holt said the word in his coverage after giving a language warning, and CNN ran it on its chyron. The FCC did not clarify how many complaints it received. The agency reviews complaints based on context, and given the news-worthiness of the president’s comments, there’s no evidence yet to believe NBC or CNN will be fined.

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