The RNC has sent letters to NBC and CNN telling them to drop their plans to air movies about Hillary Clinton, which are basically campaign contributions, or they won’t participate in any debates on those networks.
“If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement.
In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Priebus called the documentaries “a thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.”
“This special treatment is unfair to the candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2016 who might compete against Secretary Clinton … and to the Republican nominee should Clinton compete in the general election,” Preibus wrote.
The RNC chairman cited executives and employees from both networks who have been “generous supporters” of Clinton and the Democrats.
“This suggests a deliberate attempt at influencing American political opinion in favor of a preferred candidate,” Priebus wrote. “I find this disturbing and disappointing.” (Read More)
Priebus went on to note that the plans to air these movies is evidence that the networks are biased. Hey, good for him, but you have to wonder, are they just figuring out now that these networks are biased? They should probably avoid these networks during debates anyway.