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« on: August 16, 2013, 04:40:16 PM »

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The GOP’s governing body approved a resolution on Friday barring NBC News and CNN from partnering with the Republican National Committee in hosting 2016 presidential primary debates.

Members of the RNC, gathered in Boston for their Summer Meeting voted to bar NBC News and CNN from participating in 2016 debates due to forthcoming projects about Hillary Clinton planned by both network. They approved the resolution by a voice vote.

The resolution states that the RNC would not "partner with (CNN or NBC) in the 2016 presidential primary debates nor sanction any primary debates they sponsor."

“We’re done putting up with this nonsense,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said ahead of the vote. “There are plenty of other outlets. We’ll still reach voters, maybe more voters. But CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on their competitors’ networks.”

NBC Entertainment has announced plans to produce a biographical film about Clinton for air in 2015, while CNN’s documentary division is producing a biopic about the former secretary of state slated for sometime in 2014.

The RNC’s effort reflects an early and aggressive effort against ceding any ground to Clinton, Democrats’ early favorite in a presidential candidate in the next election. (Clinton has not yet hinted at whether she intends to again seek the Democratic nomination.) But the RNC’s effort also represents a bid to build enthusiasm with the conservative grassroots, who generally regard the establishment media with enthusiasm, and often accuse them of favoring Democrats in their news coverage.

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I know it won't happen, but it would be awesome if the other networks suddenly developed a desire to do projects about Clinton.
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 08:52:51 PM »

Somebody should forward the RNC the section about "Freedom of Press".  They abuse the shit out of it, so they should already have a copy....
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 11:51:40 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 16, 2013, 08:52:51 PM

Somebody should forward the RNC the section about "Freedom of Press".  They abuse the shit out of it, so they should already have a copy....

Good to see that they've learned from their past mistakes. [size=100pt]ROLLEYES![/size]

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 05:21:41 PM »

So let me guess Foxnews and Rush Limbaugh will be the primary outlets for their debates now?
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 06:05:21 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 16, 2013, 08:52:51 PM

Somebody should forward the RNC the section about "Freedom of Press".  They abuse the shit out of it, so they should already have a copy....

Since it is not the government doing anything, not sure how freedom of the press would apply here.    Now if say the FCC was to ban them from debates then you would have an actual point.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 09:29:23 PM »

Quote from: brettmcd on August 18, 2013, 06:05:21 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 16, 2013, 08:52:51 PM

Somebody should forward the RNC the section about "Freedom of Press".  They abuse the shit out of it, so they should already have a copy....

Since it is not the government doing anything, not sure how freedom of the press would apply here.    Now if say the FCC was to ban them from debates then you would have an actual point.

Isn't that a public event?  I'm pretty sure the press could cover it, like it or not, at that point.   If it's invite only, well then hey...shape the narrative however you like with whomever ya like.  It's shady as hell, but it's legal. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 09:39:24 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 19, 2013, 09:29:23 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 18, 2013, 06:05:21 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 16, 2013, 08:52:51 PM

Somebody should forward the RNC the section about "Freedom of Press".  They abuse the shit out of it, so they should already have a copy....

Since it is not the government doing anything, not sure how freedom of the press would apply here.    Now if say the FCC was to ban them from debates then you would have an actual point.

Isn't that a public event?  I'm pretty sure the press could cover it, like it or not, at that point.   If it's invite only, well then hey...shape the narrative however you like with whomever ya like.  It's shady as hell, but it's legal. 

No, debates are privately organized by agreement between both (or all) parties participating. Studio attendance is by invitation, as is media coverage. It would be mildly funny if the Democrats retaliated by banning FOX News...but since both parties presumably want voters to watch the debates, freezing out particular media outlets is self-defeating. If the parties get into a tit-for-tat about media balance the debates might only end up being shown on al Jazeera.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 10:09:56 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on August 19, 2013, 09:39:24 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 19, 2013, 09:29:23 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 18, 2013, 06:05:21 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 16, 2013, 08:52:51 PM

Somebody should forward the RNC the section about "Freedom of Press".  They abuse the shit out of it, so they should already have a copy....

Since it is not the government doing anything, not sure how freedom of the press would apply here.    Now if say the FCC was to ban them from debates then you would have an actual point.

Isn't that a public event?  I'm pretty sure the press could cover it, like it or not, at that point.   If it's invite only, well then hey...shape the narrative however you like with whomever ya like.  It's shady as hell, but it's legal. 

No, debates are privately organized by agreement between both (or all) parties participating. Studio attendance is by invitation, as is media coverage. It would be mildly funny if the Democrats retaliated by banning FOX News...but since both parties presumably want voters to watch the debates, freezing out particular media outlets is self-defeating. If the parties get into a tit-for-tat about media balance the debates might only end up being shown on al Jazeera.

If that happens, does Al Gore win?  slywink 

I didn't realize they weren't public.  Hell...ban em, include em, whatever you wanna do.  Freedom is a two way street.  smile
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 10:15:48 PM »

Heh if Al Gore wins, we all lose.
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