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Republican National Committee Votes to Ban NBC, CNN from Debates
thehill.com ^ | 08/16/13 | By Jonathan Easley

Posted on 08/18/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

The Republican National Committee (RNC) voted unanimously Friday to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for the 2016 GOP presidential primary debates unless the networks kill their planned films on Hillary Clinton.

“We don't have time for the media's games,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said before the vote at the RNC summer meeting in Boston. “We’re done putting up with this nonsense. There are plenty of other news outlets.”

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This week, the Washington Examiner reported that the RNC is considering some high-profile conservative media personalities, like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, as potential debate moderators.

“I actually think that’s a very good idea,” Priebus said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hannity; randsconcerntrolls; reincepriebus; rushlimbaugh

1 posted on 08/18/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Smart move if they stick to their guns.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 6:22:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Tough talk from the part that ‘found time’ to help Barry into office twice, trashing any conservative they could find in the process.


3 posted on 08/18/2013 6:23:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If you thought that the last two Presidential elections were dirty well...as the man once said, “You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.” The Marxists are in a position to cement their power for generations. They will do ANYTHING!


4 posted on 08/18/2013 6:27:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

About 30 years too late.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: no-to-illegals

Smart move my rear they should not allow any liberal network to control the debates, whether they air a Hilary movie or not.

Think of what Crowley and Stephanopoulos did in debates.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 6:30:41 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I predict this “ban” will be lifted before it ever takes effect.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 6:32:23 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Norm Lenhart

This whole thing is a show by the RINO leadership that does nothing to change its Obamalite policies.

They didn’t raise a fuss about amnesty, in fact they have to divert our attention from that issue so they pander to our resentment of the media to suck us in.

They are playing us for fools with this emotional outburst.

I’ve watched Arlen Specter play a conservative game when he was in political trouble and you better believe the GOPe is in deep political trouble now.

We aren’t being fooled anymore by the tough talk they put out on Fox and the radio talk shows.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: CMailBag

Yawn, CNN and NBC will just work in collusion with their ideological brethren CBS, ABC to trash the Republican candidate in 2016.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 6:33:40 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Juan McCain speaking out against this move or apologizing for it in three, two, one.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 6:34:42 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Williams
I’ll agree with you but I'll accept some baby steps till the republicans truly wake up. Some signs are a good sign. You have my full agreement but the waters have to be tested. What if all the networks pulled back and went full bore and would not invite the republicans to any debate? On second thought that might work out quite well.
11 posted on 08/18/2013 6:34:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nextrush

Oh I know. And I don’t for a second expect one of them to do it. What I do expect is more sycophants demanding more RINOs because they “WIN!”

Lust look at President McCain’s fine terms and President Romney is almost finished with world peace.

Because the dems are worse and do things like push Amnesty, fund abortion and vote to put gaus in the military. Oh and spy on us too.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 6:36:22 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DAC21

CNN and NBC will just work in collusion with their ideological brethren CBS, ABC to trash the Republican candidate in 2016.................................................. Yes, but that comes after the MSM picks the Republican Candidate.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 6:40:44 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Theodore R.
I predict this “ban” will be lifted before it ever takes effect.

Like later today maybe?

14 posted on 08/18/2013 6:43:56 AM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said before the vote at the RNC summer meeting in Boston. “We’re done putting up with this nonsense.

Apparently, not.

ABC is still in the running and they are the ones who hosted a debate wherein George Stephanopoulos blindsided Romney by asking what his stand was on states banning contraception. That question had no basis, as Romney replied, because no state was even considering a ban on contraception.

Of course, the candidates' muddled responses to that nonsensical question and concept opened the Pubbies to be blamed for having a War on Women.
15 posted on 08/18/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The sad truth is that there are grassroots people being sucked in by a Democrat political machine too fronted by labor unions, the NAACP, LGBT groups etc. etc.

Glenn Beck quoted the mine workers leader Richard Trumka as saying amnesty may flood the labor force but they’ll “vote the right way”.

Over on the Republican side, the NRA, National Right To Life and other fronts including “Tea Party” groups play a similar role hustling people to support the GOP that will end up stabbing them in the back.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 6:51:22 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is both a good move and yet in typical GOP fashion it is a half measure that leaves them a chance to totally reverse themselves or disappoint. Plus it doesn’t deal directly with the problem of moderator bias. So we could just as easily end up with a neoliberal from fox news npr or abc playing debate moderator. What we need are primary debates that revolve around highlight the best of our candidates not gotcha crap that puts a highlights on what liberals think is important. This is a baby step in the right direction but far from what needs to be done.

Also I’d like to see the GOP change primary rules so that it is uniform without caucuses etc with a top two run off in the event the top two candidates do not achieve 50% of the vote. We need to make the GOP primary system one that serves the GOP brand not one that serves the ability of the left to define and destroy our candidates.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 6:51:58 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: no-to-illegals

This isn’t a baby step, its a sham and a show put on for your benefit.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 6:53:31 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Don Corleone
“You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.” The Marxists are in a position to cement their power for generations. They will do ANYTHING!

Bump

19 posted on 08/18/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: Maelstorm

They already know what they are doing for 2016 because the deck is stacked for RINO presidential candidates even more than in 2012.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 6:55:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

Probably ... Makes me think .... and for me that is scary.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 7:00:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nextrush

TEA allowed the GOP in the door, now they are in many places exactly what you describe. Thats why we have to vote ppn principle and for principled people...not let ANYONE or group pick out candidates or force our votes. As long as people follow these groups who have the GOP’s interests at heart, not Americas, we lose. And TEA groups ran by longtime GOP ‘leaders’ are most definitely NOT on our side.


22 posted on 08/18/2013 7:02:28 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Look for ABC or CBS to do a similar free commercial for Hillary and dare RNC to ban them as well. Then, the RNC will have a reason to capitulate by arguing that they can’t ban all media.


23 posted on 08/18/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Nextrush

They think that of course but on the way to a coronation an election just might break out.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 7:05:48 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: no-to-illegals

You’re right. It’s a smart move and a good start...


25 posted on 08/18/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows ALL but differences between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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To: Norm Lenhart

When I look at my local “tea party” group I see a “businessman” whose business is financed largely by taxpayer dollars through contracts with local governments and a longtime Republican party activist sitting at the leadership table trying to manage others at that table who are real conservatives.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: GOPJ

Oops ... me right? Woe ... I might ought to have I speak up instead of me.


27 posted on 08/18/2013 7:10:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nextrush

EgggZactly.

Infiltrated.


28 posted on 08/18/2013 7:10:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: GOPJ

please excuse me this morning ... me is far from serious. I is the serious one.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 7:11:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Williams

It will be interesting to see how Rush,hannity and other conservatives do with the debates. I think our candidates better be on their toe because they will not ask soft ball questions that the liberals ask.


30 posted on 08/18/2013 7:47:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Astute observation ... might be the reason the left wing of the republican party doesn’t want anything to do with true debate questions for both side. The liberals certainly do not want true questions! The rino crowd most certainly is thinking the same, since the liberals and rinos are on the same team, they would hate it if someone asked an honest question.
31 posted on 08/18/2013 7:52:46 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Kind of sad but as long as groups like the CFR and Trilateral Commission controls the purse strings and the leadership, all of this is a mere show ! And President Bush - Senior was so bad. At least his son was better like getting rid of the national speed limit of 55/65 mph.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 8:37:26 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

makes one think fact is stranger than fiction or illusion. As for the illusion .... fact is illusion in writing the script.


33 posted on 08/18/2013 8:48:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Heck no I’ll stand outside at the fence .... do not, please do not send me to centerfield. Hate those http 500s.


34 posted on 08/18/2013 8:50:40 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
Smart move if they stick to their guns.

My understand is that the RNC now has leverage that will allow them to stick to their guns, e.g. in the past, if enough candidates elected to participate in a debate, that debate would go forward regardless of the RNC's position on the venue - now, if the RNC doesn't approve the venue there will be a significant fine charged to those candidates that elect to appear. Money talks.

35 posted on 08/18/2013 2:38:35 PM PDT by relentlessly
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Who suddenly grew a spine?


36 posted on 08/18/2013 4:03:12 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
What if The Prophet Obama decides The GOP WILL have debates on CNN and NBC? Think they'll have the balls to tell him no?

Yeah. Neither do I.

If they won't stand up to him when it comes to law breaking at The NSA, The IRS and SoetoroCare....

37 posted on 08/18/2013 8:10:22 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
We’re done putting up with this nonsense.

Ooh! Is he allowed to say that? ;-)

38 posted on 08/19/2013 2:59:04 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Williams
Smart move my rear they should not allow any liberal network to control the debates, whether they air a Hilary movie or not.

Exactly.

They're not serious because no leaders from Tea Party groups were invited to the gathering. That tells me all I need to know.

39 posted on 08/19/2013 3:31:07 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Nextrush
We aren’t being fooled anymore by the tough talk they put out on Fox and the radio talk shows.

Fox News has pushed liberal Republicans on and off, and it seems like they are gearing up to do so for 2016, so as far as I'm concerned, they are no better than the rest of the MSM.
40 posted on 08/20/2013 7:43:50 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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