Why the RNC Chair is Right to Ditch NBC and CNN Hosting Debates

At first glance, this seems like it might be irresponsible on Priebus’s part. The GOP will lose valuable media coverage reaching millions of viewers  if the networks refuse to back down. Or will it?

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent shockwaves throughout the media and both political parties last week by threateningto pull the rights of NBC and CNN to broadcast the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates. If the networks don’t cancel their pro-Hillary Clinton TV specials, which are little more than free political ads for her, Priebus will have the RNC vote on August 15th to “neither partner with you in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates which you sponsor.” Priebus saidon Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart,I just want their presidents and their chairmen to know that if they want to move forward and spend millions of dollars promoting one particular candidate before the 2016 election, then we’re going to do what we want to do, and we’re just going to shut them out of our debates.”Hillary Clinton is the leading front runner in Democratic polls for president in 2016.

NBC is producing a miniseries called “Hillary,” featuring the beautiful actress Diane Lane playing Hillary, no doubt selected to portray the frumpy Clinton as attractively as possible. CNN is planning on airing a documentary about Clinton produced by Charles Ferguson, who appears to be the second coming of Michael Moore. Ferguson is known for his anti-Wall Street documentary,Inside Job, and anti-war documentary, No End In Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq.

CNN has responded and said it will not back down. At first glance, this seems like it might be irresponsible on Priebus’s part. The GOP will lose valuable media coverage reaching millions of viewers  if the networks refuse to back down. Or will it?


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1 comment to Why the RNC Chair is Right to Ditch NBC and CNN Hosting Debates

  • Anonymous

    For someone who claims to be ‘Intellectual’, you are certainly falling into the same old lie about Liberalism. As a true 19th Century Liberal, I am constantly bemused by the intellectual laziness of those who are supposed to be on the political Right.

    So here’s a Fact that you are totally unaware. The definition of Liberal was hijacked in the 1932 election by you-know-who. That’s right FDR, who was really a Progressive, but needed to hide himself under the coat of a respected ideology that had fallen into disuse. And that ideology was Liberalism.

    And that, as they say it, is history. But its still untrue, dishonest, and those who are too lazy to know differently should not be acting like they are ‘Intelligent’,…..or whatever.

    And guess what? Today Beck stepped up to the plate, and laid all this out for everyone to take in. I’ve been listening to him now for some time, and he is finally starting to come around. So, when are you going to get with the truth?

    A Liberal is Right Wing!!! A Liberal believes passionately in Liberty!! A Liberal believes passionately in Limited Self-Government!! A Liberal believes passionately in Responsible Individualism!! A Liberal believes passionately in Free Trade!! Sort of sounds like Libertarianism, doesn’t it? In all of your Intellectual endeavours, did you ever think that perhaps Libertarianism really is Liberalism that some are afraid to give credit?

    Look, its time for you, and that radio person, who claims to be the ‘Truth Detector’ to actually come out and tell the truth. Those Leftists are not in any way Liberal, except in their liberal use of their mouth. The ‘Truth Detector’ knows the truth, but chooses not to be truthful.

    Those Leftists are PROGRESIVES, not Liberals, and there is a world of difference. Now, my assignment to you is for you to go and educate yourself, so as to be honest when you label yourself ‘intellectual’.

    Go forth and sin no more.

    John L

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