RNC to NBC, CNN: Yank Hillary Shows or No Debates
Reince Priebus is not happy with 'extended commercial' for 2016 bid
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2013 2:30 PM CDT
In this March 18, 2013 file photo, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is shown.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

(Newser) – CNN and NBC had better pull the plug on their plans to bring Hillary Clinton to the small screen, or Reince Priebus is threatening to take his 2016 presidential debates and find them another network home. In a sternly worded letter today to network honchos, the RNC chair calls NBC's forthcoming miniseries and CNN's documentary "disturbing and disappointing," and a "thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election." In case his point is proving elusive, Priebus admonishes the networks for producing an "extended commercial" and a "this political ad masquerading as an unbiased production."

But Priebus isn't just speaking softly: If CNN and NBC won't listen to reason and yank the programming before August 14, he says he'll "seek a binding vote of the RNC stating that the committee will neither partner with you in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates which you sponsor." Neither NBC nor CNN had immediate comment, notes the AP.

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cspar-john
Aug 7, 2013 10:47 AM CDT
The "Main Stream Media" or as it should be called, the Libral/Democrat Mouth Piece, will do anything in their power to put this criminal into the Whitehouse. Or they may be silenced like all those that oppose Obama or Clinton Mafias in the past.
Hank10303
Aug 6, 2013 12:03 PM CDT
So wait, the RNC actually thinks that if the republicans aren't conducting their bi-annual circus and parade of knuckleheads, that the American people we be upset or even mildly annoyed. LOL, to facts of reality that Preibus doesn't get. First, the GOP needs the media not the other way around. If the democrats get all the attention then they control the talking points. The republican rhetoric only works if it is spread to as many people as possible. If the range of rhetoric we are sure to be listening to is limited then the RNC misinformation won't spread and the result is less doubt about democratic policies. Second, most Americans don't watch these clowns anyway - many would be grateful to the NBC and CNN for providing an alternative programming during these tasteless debates where the selfish sat in a hall last year and booed a Gay Solider that video phoned a question to be debated. He's in Iraq serving and surrounded by enemies and these sub human's booed him sitting on their fat butts. Preibus, the RNC debates aren't impressive; they are depressive.
Buckshot
Aug 6, 2013 10:07 AM CDT
As the leader of the "pig" party Rinse Penis is living proof they don't have a clue. Go work on voter restrictions and ridiculous laws to deny women's health choices or how about the forty first vote against the peoples health care law? Can't see anything good coming from this "Bozo's" leadership can you?