The RNC Strikes Back
As I have stated previously HERE, CNN and NBC are planning on making pro-Hillary movies just in time for the 2016 election. This caught the eye of Reince Priebus, the chairman of the RNC (Republican National Committee), who sent them a letter telling them to nix the films or risk losing the ability to air debates.
He said to CNN:
I find CNN’s actions disturbing and disappointing. 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.
And to NBC:
I find this disturbing and disappointing. NBC cannot purport to be a neutral party in American politics, and the credibility of NBC News, already damaged by the partisanship of MSNBC, will be further undermined by the actions of NBC Universal executives who have taken it upon themselves to produce an extended commercial for Secretary Clinton’s nascent campaign.
(Full text of these letters can be found HERE)
NBC responded by saying that NBC News is a different division from NBC Entertainment and has no involvement in its creation. It might be believable if NBC didn’t have a track record of manipulating and editing videos in an effort to smear conservatives. Sadly, NBC News does fall under its parent company umbrella and its reporting is tinted by those rose-colored glasses.
CNN has responded to the email in its usual fashion; with a distortion:
CNN Films, a division of CNN Worldwide, commissioned a documentary about Hillary Clinton earlier this year. It is expected to premiere in 2014 with a theatrical run prior to airing on CNN. This documentary will be a non-fiction look at the life of a former First Lady and Secretary of State. Instead of making premature decisions about a project that is in the very early stages of development and months from completion, we would encourage the members of the Republican National Committee to reserve judgment until they know more. Should they decide not to participate in debates on CNN, we would find it curious, as limiting their debate participation seems to be the ultimate disservice to voters.
A disservice to voters? What voters might those be? Not conservative voters, as they have long since found CNN to be just another left-wing organization. After all, it was CNN anchor Candy Crowley who came to Obama’s rescue with a lie in his debate against Mitt Romney. The Hillary film only reinforces that view.
The love affair between these major “news” outlets and DNC candidates has gone unchecked for far to long. It’s beyond time for the RNC to stop playing ball with these companies that are truly out to get them and take a stand.