|Republicans chairman Reince Priebus bans NBC from debates.|
I can imagine the concern trolls saying that the Democrats did it to that right wing network when then senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton boycotted the debate in Nevada.
I remember over at Steve Doocy's Playhouse, the agitators told their viewers about Obama attending a radical Islamic madrassah and it was being spread around by Clinton's operatives.
Obama blasted the network for misleading the notion that he's a Muslim. What made him boycott the event? Well it had to be the head hancho over at that network. Chief Roger made an inappropriate joke about Obama. That was the last straw for Obama.
He froze the network out for nearly a year. It took Rupert Murdoch to broker peace with the network.
To this day, President Barack Obama looks at that network as "the opposition". He believes that he won't be able to talk about issues on that network. He believe that network attacks him and his allies for ratings. He cites that annoying conservative agitator as one of the reasons to why that network isn't friendly to him or Democrats.
|NBC News disappointed that Republicans bowed out.|
The network fired back at the Democrats by saying they've caved to the pressures of liberal activist groups such as MoveOn.org. They said that if you can't handle us, you can't be the president.
Now it seems like history is repeating itself.
The Republican National Committee is doing damage control after Republican candidates complained about the debate on CNBC. Some of the candidates were pissed they didn't get a lofty green room and the questions didn't focus on real matters.
Today it seems like the Republican leader caved to pressure from the candidates. Reince Priebus formally banned NBC from participating in debates. That includes Spanish network Telemundo.
I just sent this letter to NBC News suspending our partnership for the February Debate: https://t.co/MVke5m2EBm— Reince Priebus (@Reince) October 30, 2015
Reince Priebus release a statement in regards to the CNBC debate. He said that he's no longer going to invest time in working with NBC.
Mr. Andrew Lack
Chairman, NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112
Dear Mr. Lack,
I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and our presidential campaigns, we are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016. The RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future. We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns.
The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith. We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.
CNBC billed the debate as one that would focus on “the key issues that matter to all voters—job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy.” That was not the case. Before the debate, the candidates were promised an opening question on economic or financial matters. That was not the case. Candidates were promised that speaking time would be carefully monitored to ensure fairness. That was not the case. Questions were inaccurate or downright offensive. The first question directed to one of our candidates asked if he was running a comic book version of a presidential campaign, hardly in the spirit of how the debate was billed.
While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of “gotcha” questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates. What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates’ policies and ideas.
I have tremendous respect for the First Amendment and freedom of the press. However, I also expect the media to host a substantive debate on consequential issues important to Americans. CNBC did not.
While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it.
I will be working with our candidates to discuss how to move forward and will be in touch.
Chairman, Republican National Committee
Like I've said in the previous posting. NBC and other networks should tell Republicans to "go fuck themselves". They should say to Priebus, "Fine, we'll no longer cover Republicans".
Good luck on winning votes.
Let the Republicans grant all their debates to that right wing network, Newsmax, The Blaze, Cumulus, Salem Radio and iHeart Media. Let them deal with all the Republican debates.
Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush needs the junk food media more than they need them.
I mean if you're that petty over a few questions, how can you deal with a real issue?
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