Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The RNC Foot-Stomps Over Planned NBC/CNN Hillary Films

You know what’s funny? The mere mention of the words “Hillary Clinton” and “White House” sends the GOP into a tailspin, chasing their collective tails and barking at imaginary doorbells.

Yesterday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sent pissy, put-on-your-big-boy-pants letters to both NBC and CNN because both networks have recently announced plans to produce, respectively, a film and a documentary on the life of former Secretary of State Clinton.

And Priebus and the RNC see these programs—both of which will air before the presidential campaign begins—as a kind of campaign contribution to the Hillary Clinton campaign that has yet to even be verified or announced.

The mere mention of Hillary sends the GOP running and pissing like a mad dog.
So, Priebus has decided that if either network airs their Clinton programs than the GOP will formally bar Republicans from partnering with the networks on any primary or Presidential debates in 2016. 

To CNN, Priebus wrote:
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, he said:
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.
To be fair, most major entertainment networks—like NBC—and most news networks—like CNN—rarely produce mini-series or documentaries about major figures in politics yet, the idea of a Clinton story is an interesting one. It's a good one, too, as she has been on the forefront of American politics since her husband became president in 1992.

Still, and I keep going back to this, just how scared of Hillary is the GOP? I mean, they’re acting like Clinton, who has never said she was running for president, has already won the office before the race had even begun.

Hmmm, maybe they’re onto something ….. 

Here are the full letters:




Anonymous said...

Where was their angst when CNN did that Romney doc last year? Phonies.

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

As far as I can tell they have every reason to be worried. Her resume indicates that she's the most qualified person in the nation.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

On my Facebook page, I brought this up, and mocked "Rancid" Priebus for stompping his little foot and wagging his little finger at the networks. And in turn, the younger brother of a former friend called me a racist for mocking an entitled white male. Really? Really. Things are tough for Republican White Males in the world.

the dogs' mother said...

As a good 1/2 American I don't want nuthin' to do with any politician until 2016 and even then it will be too long!

anne marie in philly said...

GOP: "it's MY ball and if you don't play by MY rules I'mma take my ball and go home!"


I hope CNN and NBC are laughing their asses off at this buffoon!

Ron said...

You just know Preibus and the Rancid Republicans are beating their collective brains trying to figure out how to delegitimize Hillary. Supressing the Democratic vote won't be enough and they know it.

Harpers Keeper said...

Maybe they could get Fox to produce a documentary about Sarah Palin to run opposite Clinton programs. Kind of like "Game Change" without all that..., you know,....truth.

designing wally said...

I guess all that "Free Market, Market Driven, No Government Interference" stuff doesn't count if it works against their interests....

Charming people.

I like the dog analogies & I have one:

Hilary is the vacuum cleaner that has all the dogs insane as it cleans up the dirt!

Biki Honko said...

Wow! What a bunch of babies the RNC is. Waa-waa! Cry some more infants of terror, you cold hearted bullies.