Hi all, wanted to send an update. In response to our letter today, NBC is trying to make a distinction without a difference – I’ll remember that next time I’m asked to respond to a Republican candidate or elected official. CNN wants us to wait until the damage has been done but either way they are giving special treatment to a likely presidential candidate. Why her? Why now? Meanwhile, five early primary states have joined forces and state parties continue to show their support.
- Iowa: @AJSpiker: I stand with @Reince and @GOP I will not sign @IowaGOP up to cosponsor debates with @CNN or @NBC unless things change http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/05/RNC-to-NBC-CNN-Dump-Hillary-Docs-Or-We-Will-Dump-Debates …
- South Carolina: SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore says “Not in South Carolina!” to Presidential debates produced by CNN and NBC unless they stop producing films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton http://bit.ly/16XPwCK
- New Hampshire: @NHJennifer: @Reince concerns r valid & must b addressed. I will support his resolution at the RNC mtg. #nhgop #nhpolitics #FITN
- Florida: @LennyCurry: +1 RT“@Reince: Today I sent letters to @NBC & @CNN telling them to halt production of Hillary Clinton programming. http://t.co/Zl4BcP44Ag”
- Nevada: @NVGOP: We stand with @GOP. Will not partner with NBC/CNN in 2016 primary debates unless Hilary docs cancelled http://bit.ly/16uQ70Q
From the headlines:
The national Republican Party is hopping mad over plans afoot at two major TV networks to lavish attention on former secretary of state—and presumed 2016 presidential candidate—Hillary Clinton. In letters to CNN and NBC, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, threatened to bar both the networks from any 2016 presidential debates if they move ahead with plans to air special programs devoted to Ms. Clinton’s career.
The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply. RNC chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) calls the programs political ads “masquerading” as unbiased productions. He vows not to partner with the networks on GOP debates if they don’t pull the programs.
The Republican National Committee is planning to boycott NBC and CNN for 2016 election primary debates unless the two networks cancel their planned productions on Hillary Clinton, the group announced Monday. CNN is planning a documentary on the former first lady, senator and secretary of state, while NBC is producing a miniseries on Clinton.
The Republican Party threatened Monday to pull 2016 Republican primary debates from CNN and NBC if they do not drop plans for special programs on potential 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton—a move that could help the national party winnow the number of debates in the coming presidential election cycle.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday called on CNN and NBC to rethink their decisions to film documentaries about Hillary Clinton, calling each a “thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.” Priebus also threatened, if they push forward with their plans, to not partner with the networks for any 2016 presidential debates. Both networks announced their plans in recent weeks.
The head of the Republican Party threatened Monday to cut out CNN and NBC from the GOP presidential primary debates if the networks do not shelve their plans to air lengthy features on Hillary Clinton — who is widely expected to be a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused both networks of trying to put “a thumb on the scales” of the 2016 race with programming he claimed would be tantamount to an “in-kind donation” to the Clinton campaign.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sent a strongly worded letter to the heads of CNN and NBC Monday warning them that if they went forward with planned Hillary Clinton programs that the RNC would not partner with them on primary debates. The letter was sent to Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide, respectively.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has written open letters to the leadership of NBC Universal and CNN International expressing his “deep disappointment” over their decisions to produce films “promoting former Secretary Hillary Clinton ahead of her likely candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton.
The Republican National Committee is threatening not to partner with NBC and CNN on future presidential debates unless they halt production of recently announced programs about Hillary Clinton, according to letters RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sent to network heads. NBC announced in July that the network would air a four-hour miniseries about the former first lady called “Hillary,” and CNN Films is producing a documentary about her as well.
The Republican National Committee on Monday threatened not to partner with NBC and CNN for the 2016 Republican primary debates if the networks don’t cancel their plans to air documentaries on Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, RNC Chair Reince Priebus sent stinging letters to NBC and CNN concerning their recently announced decisions to produce films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton. The RNC sees the odd programming move as an in-kind contribution to Clinton’s presumed campaign for President in 2016. As a result, the party will formally bar Republicans from partnering with the networks on any primary or Presidential debates in 2016.
The Republican National Committee has threatened a boycott of CNN and NBC in the runup to the next presidential election unless the networks cancel programmes they have planned on Hillary Clinton. Reince Priebus, chair of the RNC, wrote to the heads of CNN and NBC on Monday. He warned both networks that he would seek a binding committee vote next week to “neither partner with you in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates which you sponsor”, unless they cancel the Clinton shows.
Go ahead with your HIllary Clinton projects, the Republican party chairman warned Monday, and we won’t cooperate in your efforts to hold primary debates. NBC and CNN have announced they’re developing programs focusing on the life of the former Secretary of State and First Lady. Clinton is considered as a leading contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus threatened Monday to ban 2016 presidential debate partnerships with CNN and NBC if the networks produce shows on Hillary Rodham Clinton “ahead of her likely candidacy for president” because they will amount to free “political ads. NBC announced a Hillary Clinton miniseries is in the works; CNN is working on a documentary. The networks are rolling out the projects as speculation about whether the former Secretary of State will run in 2016 is soaring.
Aggravated by plans at NBC and CNN for special programming on Hillary Clinton, the head of the Republican National Committee accused those networks of “putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election,” as the RNC raised the specter of refusing to sponsor any debates with those news organizations.
The chairman of South Carolina’s Republican Party says he will not allow CNN or NBC to broadcast debates of Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina unless the networks refuse to air a documentary on Hilary Clinton, a possible Democratic nominee for president. NBC plans to broadcast a miniseries starring Diane Lane as Clinton, the former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. CNN has also announced plans for a feature-length documentary on Clinton’s career.
The Republican National Committee threatened NBC and CNN on Monday over the news that the networks are producing in-depth television programs about Hillary Clinton. In separate letters to the television companies released Monday, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said the committee will take steps to make sure Republicans will not partner with the two networks for debates during the 2016 primary season.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee demanded Monday that the heads of NBC and CNN pull the plug on airing an upcoming documentary and a miniseries on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — or risk losing out on the chance to sponsor presidential debates in the 2016 GOP primary election. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sent separate letters to Robert Greenblatt, chair of NBC Entertainment, and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, calling on them to “cancel this political ad masquerading as an unbiased production.”
The Republican National Committee on Monday told NBC and CNN they would not partner with the networks for 2016 presidential debates unless the television channels dropped plans to air programs focused on the life of Hillary Clinton, the likely frontrunner for the next Democratic presidential nomination.
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Monday called on both NBC and CNN to drop their planned film productions of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or face losing their partnerships with the RNC for 2016 presidential primary debates. In letters to the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, and CNN President Jeff Zucker, Priebus slammed the networks’ “thinly-veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election” as unfair to other potential candidates from both parties.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Monday told NBC and CNN executives to choose between proceeding with their planned Hillary Clinton-themed event programming and hosting future GOP presidential primary debates. In individual letters to both companies, Priebus called the recently announced projects “thinly veiled [attempts] at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election,” and threatened an end to primary debate cooperation with the networks if execs don’t quickly scrap their plans.