White House: Government can't force Kimmel off air

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, television host Jimmy Kimmel, attends a reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama honoring the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The White House has responded to a petition on the White House website calling for an apology and the removal of Jimmy Kimmel's television show, by saying the comedian can't be forced off the air. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has responded to a petition calling for an apology and the removal of Jimmy Kimmel’s television show by saying the comedian can’t be forced off the air.

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