Skip to comments.RNC Says No Debates If NBC and CNN Donít Pull Clinton Movies
Posted on 08/05/2013 12:23:48 PM PDT by xzins
The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they dont pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, no RNC partnered 2016 debates for them.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter to the heads of both networks to express his deep disappointment in their decision to either air a miniseries in NBCs case or a movie in CNNs, writing that the networks are promoting former Secretary Hillary Clinton ahead of her likely candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
As an American company, you have every right to air programming of your choice, the letter reads. But as American citizens, certainly you recognize why many are astounded at your actions, which appear to be a major networks thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.
The RNC says that the programs could not only hurt the 2016 Republican contenders but the 2016 Democratic candidates too.
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Reince Priebus is such an idiot. Yeah that’ll show ‘em. The republicans won’t show up to debates. That’s real pressure! The media and the democrats are SOOOO intimidated now.
Reince Priebus sent me an email detailing this stupid move. I replied with an earful and told him to resign.
balls on someone in the GOP? Go on......
CNN should be out anyway after Candy Crowley inserted herself as a fact-checker for theOne - and predictably parroted the administration lie.
That means if they pull the mini-series they’ll show up for the ritual massacre?
The DNC has to keep the dumbing down program going 24/7 because some of it’s base are wising up to all their failed and costly stunts.
how about no pariticpation
Why participate with those who want to defeat you?
Shrillery will be next potus.
If this idiocracy elected a foreigner twice, an American the media pushes should be a shoe-in.
You, Sir, are putting the "stupid" in the "Stupid Party"!
Oh well White House have been threatening to bar reporters access for getting to much about Ben Ghazi? What's up with that?
ABC has a lot of nerve running this story after George Snufalufagus ran with the questions to Romney about birth control coverage during a primary debate. He was under orders to ask the question from the White House. Remember Mitt asking him, "where are these questions coming from?". Then a week later the "war of women" propaganda started.
Not only should we ban networks, but reporters such as Snufalugagus, Crowley and others pretending to be objective.
What Reincie boy SHOULD be doing is making SURE that any debates with Hillary are NOT moderated by any moronic drivling idiots from either of these two NUTworks!!!!
(WHO the hell would name a kid “Reince”?)
There are some people on FR that no matter what the GOP does is not good enough. Dammed if you do ...Dammed if you don’t. As long as Fox News and Fox Channel carry the debates the GOP does not need the alphabets.
Well finally. I have never understood why the GOP agrees to participate in these libtard sponsored debates on NBC, CNN, ABC or CBS. Its insane.
The GOP ought to threaten to produce their own mini series exposing this wretch...
Frankly, I’m more worried about the fawning publicity Her Thighness will get each day on their ‘news’ shows.
That’ll show ‘em!
I’m not convinced the low info voters watch even their news shows.
It’ll be Lettermans, Stewarts, sitcoms, realities, etc., where Hillary will get her best coverage.
But, the few people who will watch the movies and see the news will be the info sources for those who don’t.
No one believes GOP leadership any more.
The GOP will have balls when they tell the entire MSM that they will NOT participate in any MSM network debates.
Oh, I’m all for not participating in the sham “Commission on Presidential Debates” but this is what pushed them over the edge?? A couple of Hillary Videos?? It wasn’t Tom Brokaw and Gwen Ifill and Jim Lehrer being chosen time after time?? It wasn’t Candy Crowley clearly schilling for Obama? Like you said it wasn’t George Stephanopolis starting the War on Women crap. Those didn’t bother Reince at all.
But put on a couple of Hillary videos and “oh, that’s the last straw! They’re really gonna hear from me now! I’m not bringing my ball back ever again!!”
Doesn’t this read like “Don’t promote Hillary, or we’ll be forced to not promote ourselves?” And this is a WINNING strategy?
The Republicans shouldn’t have let Romney debate last year. When you see the likes of Candy Crowley, Bob Schieffer as moderators, you have to be idiots to think that the Republican candidate will be treated fairly. In ‘16, they will probably sign up Rachel Maddow, Piers Morgan, and Chris Matthews.
just the latest display of pseudo-heroics intended to impress teh GOP faithful before the GOP “leaders” sit down and shut up and do what they are told.
“Typical of a “principled conservative”. It doesn’t matter what GOP leadership does...it is wrong and stupid.
You, Sir, are putting the “stupid” in the “Stupid Party”!”
Say whatever you want about me. But do you honestly think this tactic is intimidating to anyone in any way?? Do you really think this is taking a hard line??
Well, they could use an alternative venue for the debates, such as FOX.
And the internet. Don’t forget the internet. Facebook and smart phones are death to truth and common sense.
Putting the pressure on!
Why not threaten the truth? If you go forward with these commercials, you will have them treated like donations to the campaign. And you will be fined if they go over the limit.
This is true.
At least the Republicans are doing something.
Maybe this is a stupid move, but it is also at least a move.
They should be taking CBS NBC and other to the Supreme Court on this. It should not be allowed unless we get a Sarah Palin movie in equal time produced by Republicans.
Why does the GOP always agree to having (mostly) hard left moderators at every presidential debate? To persuade the liberal networks to air them? In 2016...seriously? Holding the debates on Fox News - exclusively - with Fox moderators - would upset the Democrats but if the RNC flatly refused to have the GOP presidential candidate appear in a debate on other networks, I suspect the DNC might go along, always assuming that they could spin the debate results and that a Fox moderator - predictably vilified by the MSM beforehand - wouldn't dare to ask Hillary anything but 'softball' questions. It could actually be a real debate - but then, this is the GOP and such hard bargaining is simply not in their DNA.
I agree that it is about time the GOP grow a pair, and I’d fully support such a boycott, but given past history I think this is more of a means to solicit donations to the RNC than an actual threat. Next will come the emails from Reince...but in the end nothing will come of such a threat once the media calls his bluff.
My memory might be shot, but I think that it was the Romney team itself that agreed to Candy Crowley and those other liberal democratic hacks.
The GOP should appoint Newt as their “designated debater”. He’s the only guy they have quick enough on his feet to destroy not only his opponent but the moderator as well.
Maybe the miniseries and movies will be all about Hillary’s many scandals... Vince Foster... Whitewater... Travelgate... Cattle Futuresgate... the Whitehouse silverware... and etc. etc. etc. /sarc
I can hear the political directors for CNN and NBC laughing from halfway across the country.
Agree elections are one sided in the media.
Awesome! Another great opportunity for the Stupid Party to blow hot air, then embarrass itself by backing down, which it will. They WON’T stop the Hillary movies. They WILL show up for the debates to get slapped around by the Candy Crowley of the day.
You are correct. I contacted the RNC, furious about them once again entering into debates moderated by the same liberal gang. I was told it was the nominees decision. I was also told, that the names of moderators submitted were unbelievable, that the ones chosen were conservative by comparison to the other options.
They will probably cave. They have priors.
It is. Which makes the RNC chairman's fundraising antics here that much more ridiculous.
Good move, Rinse!! Let’s go ahead and shoot ourselves in the foot, then cut off the leg to stop the bleeding!!
God, give me strength, this man is so stupid he’s giving stupid people a bad name!! Apparently, the RNC has no issue with ‘Pubbies appearing on TV shows with such hostile “interviewers” as Matt Wower, George Stephanopanopanopoulos, the shrill witches of “the View”, Katy “I’m Still Cuter Than You Are” Couric and a whole host of others.
But, in the face of a prejudicial “miniseries” promoting HiLLIARy!, they want to throw a temper tantrum. IMO, HiLLIARy! doesn’t have a real chance to take the leftist nomination. After 8 years of zero’s inept, incompetent, narcissistic, communist (and exceptionally dubious) “leadership”, I don’t really believe that America will fall all over itself to vote for another incompetent, inept communist whose philandering husband would LOVE to get back to chasing interns in the WH.
Not happenin’ - no how, no way!
They have to let FOX and other non-lib networks host debates as well...or no debates through liberal establishments. Aside from Crowley, M. Radditz has a personal relationship with the Bidens. Its time for this shit to stop and I stand with RP on this.
If they had any balls they would let someone like Mark Levin or Rush host the damn things.
Fair is fair, right?
Apparently, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has the backing of those in Iowa and South Carolina.
The Stupid Party would be wise to forego NBC altogether, regardless.
I think the so-called debates are a joke in the first place.
I wouldn’t have them at all.
I prefer each candidate filming 30 minutes with their plan on each major area of the nation: defense, economy, foreign policy, etc.
No stupid gotcha questions, no arguments over setting, and no hemming and hawing by the candidates.
Actually, I love debates, but I would like our side to be questioned only by conservatives like others have mentioned:
Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham to name just three.
That way there’d be no easy rides for the likes of Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and any other RINO who wants to slither past with rhetoric that doesn’t match his or her record and previous statements.