GOP Formally Bans CNN, NBC From Debates
Unless they kill their Hillary productions
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2013 12:21 PM CDT
RNC chief Reince Priebus during the Republican National Committee summer meeting in Boston.   (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

(Newser) – As promised, the Republican National Committee formally declared today that CNN and NBC will be blackballed from GOP presidential debates if they move forward with programs on Hillary Clinton, reports the Washington Post. “We’re done putting up with this nonsense,” RNC chief Reince Priebus told the group's general session. “There are plenty of other news outlets, we’ll still reach plenty of voters … but CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on competing networks.” The networks don't need the RNC's permission to host debates, but it's unlikely any candidates would show up without the group's blessing.

Neither network has suggested it would halt production of the Hillary programs. (For NBC, it will be a miniseries from its entertainment division, possibly produced by Fox Television Studios; CNN plans a documentary.) The RNC decision is part of a larger move by the party to gain greater control of the debate process, reports Politico, which quotes conservative critics who say mainstream networks are biased against GOP candidates. As a result, the RNC is pushing for a greater say in moderators and formats.

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Aug 23, 2013 4:13 PM CDT
Why is it that no matter what the news story is, some how the same dorky red necks bring out Obama's name sake? Its like these buffoons are programmed to hate Obama on command from Fox News. The same Buffoons cant see that the very wealthy will use them as the guard dogs for their wealth, blaming the poor and the un-employed as for the reason the country is in a recession. These same idiots are to stupid to see the 1,3 Million jobs that left America are a direct act of the Multi National Corporations. These same dorks who blame every but the wealthy who control the media, for our own economic woes.One day these same dorky idiots will wake up and see they are no better off than the poorest, the darkest American out here.
Aug 23, 2013 4:08 PM CDT
I see this news feed brings out the slowest and not to much thinking type of dorky red neck. (1) President Bush with fake civilian data about Iraq from General Colin Powell, invaded Iraq. Destroying the entore infrastructure / government which also saw the demise of over 125,000 civilian people the first 3 years of this occupation of Iraq. The cost was estimated at 1.2 Trillion since then. Not to mention the fact we lost over 4,700 service men and women, and have over 40,000 vets with amputations. That cost alone is over 3 Billion a year in continual medical and long term care cost. Today Iraq is no more safer than it was in 2002.
Aug 23, 2013 3:52 PM CDT
Happy News, probbaly the best new of the week. Fox News and its fat douche bag manager, Roger Ailes can kiss the entire 47% that Romney didn't like asses.