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RNC Formally Drops NBC, CNN from 2016 Debates
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Posted on 08/16/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

RNC Formally Drops NBC, CNN from 2016 Debates

by Mike Flynn 16 Aug 2013, 8:32 AM PDT post a comment

At its Summer meeting in Boston on Friday, the RNC formally adopted a resolution excluding NBC and CNN from hosting or moderating Republican primary debates during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The vote comes after RNC Chair Reince Priebus urged the networks to cancel their plans to air films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton. Clinton is widely expected to run for President.

"Your credibility as a supposedly unbiased news network will most certainly be jeopardized by the decision to show political favoritism and produce an extended commercial for Secretary Clinton’s nascent campaign," Priebus wrote to CNN in early August. He also sent a similar letter to NBC.

RNC's concerns about the Hillary Clinton films were echoed by unlikely allies. NBC chief political reporter Chuck Todd called the planned Clinton films a "nightmare" for the network. MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell criticized the plans for the film and former Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs called it a "terrible idea."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016election; cnn; corruption; debates; democrats; dncmedia; elections; enemedia; fascistmedia; hillary; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediacorruption; msm; nbc; nohillary2016; pravdamedia
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1 posted on 08/16/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What? The RNC suddenly manned up? About 9 months too late.


2 posted on 08/16/2013 9:10:11 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chuck Todd called the planned Clinton films a “nightmare” for the network. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell criticized the plans for the film and former Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs called it a “terrible idea.”

If it was about Obama they would all be saying its a made up crisis.


3 posted on 08/16/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Sub-Driver
FINALLY!!!

Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less (except for this small thing)

4 posted on 08/16/2013 9:13:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can’t wait for the crying and gnashing of teeth from the libtards.


5 posted on 08/16/2013 9:14:54 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good move by the RNC. About time. This is from my essay “Gangster Government and Sakharhov’s Immunity” from last year.

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/index.php?page=gangster

And not only does the elite Mainstream Media ignore the story, thereby shielding the Obama administration from answering for Operation Fast and Furious or many other administration scandals, they actually take an active role in promulgating the latest messages put out by the Obama White House. One recent blatant example will suffice. Most viewers were bewildered at the Republican primary debate in New Hampshire on January 7, when moderator George Stephanopoulos of ABC News asked, and continued to ask, seemingly off-topic questions about the candidates’ views on, of all possible subjects, birth control.

We now understand that current White House War Room “General” Valerie Jarrett has been conducting weekly planning meetings with representatives from the hard-left Media Matters, for the purpose of delivering the latest administration “talking points” and strategic memes to their cooperating friends in the elite media and thereby to the public at large. Then lo and behold, the original Clinton White House War Room “General” George Stephanopoulos just happened to pick debate questions not about Operation Fast And Furious, but, of all things, the birth control meme that the Obama White House wanted to float, as a diversion from discussing the perilous state of the economy. And wildly successful it has been, this meme-making machine, at keeping the Republican candidates off-message and off-balance.

A horribly biased media that will not even investigate Operation Fast And Furious will certainly not investigate this grossly transparent act of political prostitution by “journalist” George Stephanopoulos. In graphic terms, this was not merely discreet political sex for a quiet off-camera payoff; this was naked, grunting copulation at high noon, on the public square. Even so, today almost nobody will say aloud what needs to be said: George Stephanopoulos has now proven himself a political whore of the lowest stripe, but even worse than that, he has shown himself to be a serving member in good standing of Gangster Government, Inc. And his colleagues in the elite liberal media establishment are fine with that, because they are also complicit, either knowingly or unknowingly.

George Stephanopoulos does the political bidding of Valerie Jarrett and Media Matters, making him a willing stooge and a critical cog in Gangster Government, Inc., thereby disgracing both his family name and the occupation of journalist. He will go down in history as a dishonorable scoundrel, who put his shared liberal political agendas ahead of any bare pretense at making an honest search for the truth concerning deadly scandals such as Operation Fast and Furious, which by objective measures is the worst political scandal of the modern era.


6 posted on 08/16/2013 9:16:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Reddy

About 20 years too late, but at they saw the light.


7 posted on 08/16/2013 9:16:43 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did anyone see the piece on Barbara Bush(Jr.) in People mag. this week? W’s and the liberal Laura Bush’s daughter believes in gay marriage and would like to see the “unbelievably accomplished Hillary Clinton” run for President. Nice Babs...make your father proud.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 9:17:21 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Breitbart is here.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, THAT’S a good start!!!

Now get Rush, Levin, and Hannity on board as moderators.


9 posted on 08/16/2013 9:17:49 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

IMHO there should be no debates between candidates of the same political party, it is counter-productive, and it certainly doesn’t help the guy who ultimately gets the nomination.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 9:18:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

They need to ban the All Barack Channel, CeeBS, and MSLSD as well


11 posted on 08/16/2013 9:18:34 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Ann Archy
"Democrats are Law-Less"

Democrats Demoncrats are Law-Less traitors.

12 posted on 08/16/2013 9:19:08 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Sub-Driver

Too little too late. The party is dead.


13 posted on 08/16/2013 9:19:10 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: clamper1797

Drop ... not ban


14 posted on 08/16/2013 9:19:42 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Reddy

Right move, wrong reason.

They should have dropped them because of the brazenly agenda driven biased moderators that they continually utilize to destroy Republican candidates and paint Democrat candidates in the best possible light.


15 posted on 08/16/2013 9:20:12 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Sub-Driver
Not good enough.. CBS too!
16 posted on 08/16/2013 9:22:55 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now, grow a real set of balls and include the Presidential Debate, not just Primaries.

I expect to see Hillary and Rand Paul debating on Al Jezzera and nothing less. You know, the Muslim vote will really count by 2016.


17 posted on 08/16/2013 9:23:29 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Reddy

“””What? The RNC suddenly manned up? About 9 months too late.””

Don’t worry, they will cave when the time is right. They can posture all they want right now because nobody is paying any attention to politics.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 9:24:39 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Sub-Driver

Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 9:27:27 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Sub-Driver
... credibility ... will most certainly be jeopardized ...

As if these networks have had any credibility up to this point!

20 posted on 08/16/2013 9:30:04 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey RNC, how about dropping ABC and CBS from your list also.

And while you're at it, how about dropping open primaries, where the likes of McCain and Romney are made to be frontrunners.

21 posted on 08/16/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm glad the RNC told NBC and CNN off, but I wish that they had done so for the realreason to disenfranchise them: not because of a pro-Hillary movie, which is way too obvious, but because they are simply too "in-the-bag" for Dems and will not fairly cover the Repub primaries.
22 posted on 08/16/2013 9:32:49 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: traderrob6

No more creepy Crowleys.


23 posted on 08/16/2013 9:34:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

I hate to have to give a standing ovation for such a small correct action. But they are so few and far between i will at least applaud.


24 posted on 08/16/2013 9:49:11 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: DManA

The DNC will now boycott Fox and in return the RNC will fold.


25 posted on 08/16/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Republican primary debates and Presidential debates on FOX and C-SPAN. Moderators should include Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN, Rush, Bill O’Reilly, and Mark Levin. Just my $.02.


26 posted on 08/16/2013 9:54:57 AM PDT by edboock (The United States Constitution ©1787, All Rights Reserved)
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To: Reddy

I understand they are considering Limbaugh, beck or Levin for debate moderator.

I think each one should moderate one of the three debates.


27 posted on 08/16/2013 9:56:29 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Reddy
What? The RNC suddenly manned up? About 9 months too late.

You mean 9 YEARS too late! They've been RINOing it up it since the days Bush was in office.

28 posted on 08/16/2013 10:00:17 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: dfwgator

how many voters watch the republican party internal squabbles called pre-primary debates? what the GOP really needs to do is suggest that the GOP presidential nominee will not participate in any presidential debate hosted by representatives from such liberal propaganda machines as NPR, CNN, CBS etc., even if it means an empty chair. then they should demand of the FCC equal time for the GOP candidate to answer questions hosted by Glen Beck or Newt Gingrich.


29 posted on 08/16/2013 10:27:36 AM PDT by IWONDR
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To: dfwgator

IMHO there should be no debates between candidates of the same political party, it is counter-productive, and it certainly doesn’t help the guy who ultimately gets the nomination.

I wholeheartedly agree! All it does is give the opposing party free ammunition.


30 posted on 08/16/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: dfwgator

IMHO there should be no debates between candidates of the same political party, it is counter-productive, and it certainly doesn’t help the guy who ultimately gets the nomination.

I wholeheartedly agree! All it does is give the opposing party free ammunition.


31 posted on 08/16/2013 10:38:54 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: IWONDR

how many voters watch the republican party internal squabbles called pre-primary debates? what the GOP really needs to do is suggest that the GOP presidential nominee will not participate in any presidential debate hosted by representatives from such liberal propaganda machines as NPR, CNN, CBS etc., even if it means an empty chair. then they should demand of the FCC equal time for the GOP candidate to answer questions hosted by Glen Beck or Newt Gingrich.

Good point. Also, I suspect read about the debates in the papers/online the next day and this really does nothing to stop the liberal pundits from putting a toxic spin on all things said by any Republican. I think there should not be primary debates. Let each candidate campaign singly.


32 posted on 08/16/2013 10:42:07 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: edboock

Mark Steyn. Bill Whittle.


33 posted on 08/16/2013 10:48:39 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: austinaero
I wholeheartedly agree! All it does is give the opposing party free ammunition.

Count me in on that one too. The repubs gave the obamedia wayyyy too many free helpings of sound bites every time they stepped to the podium for those debates. The propagandists are going to oppose them anyway, so why not at least make them work for it?

One exception to that might be... IF the primary process would be bunched into two or three "Super Tuesdays," then the top two or three delegate holders could face off prior to the final "Super Tuesday."

34 posted on 08/16/2013 10:48:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: edboock

Though I’m not a big fan of Bill O’Reilly, he will ask probing, no-nonsense questions of all of them, so he’d be a good pick. And I agree with you on all the others as well. Brit Hume might be another good one as well.


35 posted on 08/16/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Travis McGee; John Semmens

Is this The Onion?

Did John Semmens write this?

John, this is your writing style, admit it...


36 posted on 08/16/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Travis McGee
Valerie Jarrett has been conducting weekly planning meetings with representatives from the hard-left Media Matters

Terrific - Media Matters, featuring that poofter David Brock.

THERE'S a marriage made in Chicago.

37 posted on 08/16/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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38 posted on 08/16/2013 11:08:42 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

The will still host the democrat candidates debates, with bias towards the most liberal.

Then they will accuse the republican candidates, of being cowards, not caring about the country, afraid of new liberal ideas...et al


39 posted on 08/16/2013 11:13:26 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: musicman

Another freakin’ hilarious toon — great scouting of extreme political humor! Thanks again!


40 posted on 08/16/2013 11:14:01 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Reddy
What? The RNC suddenly manned up? About 9 months too late.

Of only it were only 9 months; It's been more like 20 something-odd years!

41 posted on 08/16/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Travis McGee
Great essay....

But if we are awaiting the likes of Stephanopoulos, Media Matters, and the rest of Gangsta-0's sycophantic, whoring American mainstream media to be shamed into reporting an iota of truth, it ain't happening. EVER.

Al Jazeera and Pravda are embarrassingly MORE credible.

42 posted on 08/16/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Reddy

What? The RNC suddenly manned up? About 9 months too late.

The RNC only mans up around the midterms.... in another 3 years they will be mewling sycophants to the media...


43 posted on 08/16/2013 11:27:27 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver; Travis McGee
I fully expect CNN and NBC to produce a series of 'fake debates', a "What If They Debated" series of segments, that have actors and actresses that are very convincingly made up like the candidates. Then they can still push a hard-left agenda to the low information voter.

....."Did you hear what he *said* in the debate last night???!? AWFUL!!!"

44 posted on 08/16/2013 11:29:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The RNC chairman is a silly little man. I doubt that there will be no debates on CNN or NBC...so he’s just making himself and the R party look like pathetic little twerps.

IMO...the candidates will likely force and/or attend any debate that CNN or NBC will carry because these candidates will feel the need for ‘exposure’ of their ideas and/or the candidates will feel the need to have to be out there to drum up donations.

Again, IMO, any person who runs for office should be prepared to stand up for their beliefs and have the ability to weave a story/answer/plan that the public will understand and accept. Any good pol knows how to answer the question w/ what the POL wants to say...it doesn’t even have to relate to what the questioner asked.

I mean for heaven’s sake...saw it happen enough this last cycle. Most often they (the pol) never answered the question that I wanted answered...so I know it happens...not saying I always like it. But hey...if you’re going to get a question like ‘when did you stop beating your wife’....your answer could be about reducing the role of government in __________. Then when they said you didn’t answer the question, you simply reply that the question was not relevant to what the public cared about...yadda yadda.


45 posted on 08/16/2013 11:34:03 AM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: Mountain Mary

“W’s and the liberal Laura Bush’s daughter believes in gay marriage and would like to see the “unbelievably accomplished Hillary Clinton” run for President.”

Our overlords don’t even bother maintaining the facade of a two-party system anymore. I wish Americans had the courage the Egyptians, Libyans, and Tunisians have...


46 posted on 08/16/2013 11:59:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“The DNC will now boycott Fox and in return the RNC will fold.”

Why should they boycott FOX?

In 2012 FOX was shut out of the debates anyway. In 2016 I expect they will be again. See, no need to boycott them since the boycott is already in place.

http://www.debates.org/?page=2012-2


47 posted on 08/16/2013 12:32:50 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Rodamala
Now, grow a real set of balls and include the Presidential Debate, not just Primaries.

I'd post that gif of Orson Wells clapping, but it always gets pulled. Bravo to you!

And while we are it.

* Our Talk Show Host as the Moderators and Panelist.* Levin, Prager, Hewitt, Limbaugh, Levin etc etc etc.
* The Primaries Close them down if you are not in the R column registered 60 days prior. None of this stuff like Massholes coming up to NH on a provisional ballot to FUBAR the primaries to give us a Toad to run as POTUS.
* What just CNN and NBC? why not the other ones too, they all suck! Fox, online, local TV and the Blaze would work just fine. NPR / PBS if they have no comentary for and aft of it...

48 posted on 08/16/2013 12:41:11 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stupid. Very stupid.
They just cut the viewership of the debates by a large amount.


49 posted on 08/16/2013 12:49:15 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a beginning.


50 posted on 08/16/2013 12:50:21 PM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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