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GOP to NBC: Drop Dead

Posted on | January 19, 2016 | 15 Comments

Matthew Boyle at Breitbart reports:

The Republican National Committee (RNC) officially voted on Monday afternoon to sever its business relationship with NBC News for the previously-scheduled Feb. 26, 2016, GOP presidential primary debate, Breitbart News has learned.
The Debate Committee for the RNC met via conference call and after hearing updates from RNC chairman Reince Priebus officially voted to cancel the partnership with NBC, according to sources on the call. The vote was unanimous.
After the October debate hosted by NBC partner CNBC — in which co-moderator John Harwood was roundly criticized for a poor performance –the RNC suspended its relationship with NBC News over that upcoming Houston debate.
“I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and our presidential campaigns, we are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016,” Priebus wrote to NBC News chairman Andy Lack back in late October. . . .
In response, NBC News signaled in a statement at the time that it thought the situation could be resolved. . . .
Clearly, however, despite NBC’s previous hopes that the RNC would reinstate the network as a moderator of the upcoming debate, the RNC has officially moved forward with formal actions to end the network’s plans for the Houston debate. . . .
The move by the RNC to formally extricate NBC News from the process is sure to seriously harm the media organization’s reputation, and its financial bottom line. Typically, networks make millions of dollars in ad revenue with debate moderation due to the extraordinarily high viewership.

(Via Memeorandum.)

 

Comments

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    Good. If the media is going to be Democrat Party hacks, treat them like it

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  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    The GOP has terminated its relationship with the DNC and the White House. The GOP has terminated its relationship with MSNBC,

    Oops, sorry. Didn’t mean to type the same sentence twice.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    ABC should be next due to George “Clinton Water Boy” Stephanopoulos

  • McGehee

    Whoever swung that Clue-by-Four at Priebus, please keep it handy.

  • trangbang68

    They should have done the same thing to CNN after that fat dog-faced mutt Candy Cruncher Crowley sandbagged Romney

  • Trespassers W

    Bloody well time.

  • Matthew W

    ?????
    Why would the GOPe care?
    Methinks there is much more behind the curtain

  • Matthew W

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  • Finrod Felagund

    To quote Tom Lehrer:

    No fellow could ignore
    The little girl next door,
    She sure looked sweet in her first evening gown.
    Now there’s a charge for what she used to give for free
    In my home town.

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  • Robert What?

    I don’t get it. Priebus hates Trump. NBC hate Trump. With so much in common why are they severing ties?

  • Daniel Freeman

    All of the media hates Trump, so that isn’t a factor.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3hB3iOQKjY Squid Hunt

    They are trying to re-establish credibility that they’re not a bunch of progressive, boot licking, media whoring hacks.

  • Gunga

    Too little…tahooo late… Pretending they have testicles will not bring back their reputations.