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Everyone cool it: LA Times reporter clears up the FCC 'investigation' of Stephen Colbert story

Earlier today, multiple MSM outlets reported that CBS’ Stephen Colbert is being investigated by the FCC over his Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin joke from earlier this week. For example:

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Liberals were immediately outraged at the news, of course:

https://twitter.com/JillFilipovic/status/860611596749590528

https://twitter.com/HKesvani/status/860636669132800000

Unfortunately for the outraged masses, this narrative just doesn’t hold up. Here’s Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce with the real story: “…*every* complaint to the FCC launches an investigation” so this is no big deal:

And it’s not actually called an “investigation,” but a “review”:

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And Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai never said “investigation” in the first place:

As for how the news was reported, the “NYT is the only one that nailed it”:

Other than that, heckuva job guys.

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