GOP Warns CNN, NBC: Drop The Hillary Movies, Or Else…
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sent letters to CNN and NBC Monday morning, informing them that their production of proposed Hillary Clinton film projects could lead to the Republican Party refusing to partner with them on 2016 presidential debates.
Calling the networks’ actions “disturbing and disappointing,” Priebus warned that CNN’s “credibility as a supposedly unbiased news network will most certainly be jeopardized by the decision to show political favoritism” for Clinton, while “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.”
Two weeks ago, NBC announced it was planning a Clinton miniseries, and CNN quickly followed with news of a full-length film. Though neither project has started production, both are set to air at some point before the 2016 elections, in which Clinton will almost certainly participate as the Democratic frontrunner—leading many to question whether the film projects will be tantamount to network exposure or even an endorsement for Clinton’s campaign.
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