Skip to comments.Republican National Committee Votes to Ban NBC, CNN from Debates
Posted on 08/18/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
The Republican National Committee (RNC) voted unanimously Friday to pull the groups 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. Were done putting up with this nonsense. There are plenty of other news outlets.
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 thats a very good idea, Priebus said.
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Smart move if they stick to their guns.
Tough talk from the part that ‘found time’ to help Barry into office twice, trashing any conservative they could find in the process.
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!
About 30 years too late.
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.
I predict this “ban” will be lifted before it ever takes effect.
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.
Yawn, CNN and NBC will just work in collusion with their ideological brethren CBS, ABC to trash the Republican candidate in 2016.
Juan McCain speaking out against this move or apologizing for it in three, two, one.
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.
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.
Like later today maybe?
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.
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.
This isn’t a baby step, its a sham and a show put on for your benefit.
They already know what they are doing for 2016 because the deck is stacked for RINO presidential candidates even more than in 2012.
Probably ... Makes me think .... and for me that is scary.
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.
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.
They think that of course but on the way to a coronation an election just might break out.
You’re right. It’s a smart move and a good start...
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.
Oops ... me right? Woe ... I might ought to have I speak up instead of me.
please excuse me this morning ... me is far from serious. I is the serious one.
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.
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.
makes one think fact is stranger than fiction or illusion. As for the illusion .... fact is illusion in writing the script.
Heck no I’ll stand outside at the fence .... do not, please do not send me to centerfield. Hate those http 500s.
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.
Who suddenly grew a spine?
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....
Ooh! Is he allowed to say that? ;-)
They're not serious because no leaders from Tea Party groups were invited to the gathering. That tells me all I need to know.