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Monday, August 05, 2013

GOP still trying to work the referees

Given the propensity of FOX news to put GOP 'personalities' on the payroll and their willingness to call close elections in favour of the Republicans before all the votes have been counted, and the willingness, even eagerness, of the major TV networks to book Republicans and conservative roughly 3:1 to Democrats or - god forbid- liberals on the Sunday news talk shows, and even the willingness to give GOP grifter and perpetual 'candidate' Newt Gingrich his own show and tendency to trip over each other in their rush to offer a microphone to any word salad that happens to drop from the maw of Caribou Barbie ---- Given all that, this is a bit rich even for the Republicans. They really are the party of people who are either bone ignorant or were born on third base, but think they hit a home run and the 'liberal' umpires made them go back to second base.

GOP warns networks to drop Hillary documentary, miniseries or be shut out of 2016 Republican debates 

Party chairman calls planned Clinton programs "political ads masked as unbiased entertainment"

told NBC and CNN to scrap planned programs on Hillary Clinton or forget about sponsoring any 2016 Republican primary debates.
Republican Chairman Reince Priebus called the programs “political ads masked as unbiased entertainment.”
“It’s appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN ... have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton's campaign operatives," he said. "Their actions to promote Secretary Clinton are disturbing and disappointing."
Priebus gave NBC and CNN until Aug 14, the start of the RNC’s summer meeting, to cancel the programs or else he would seek a “binding vote” that “the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/republican-partty-warns-nbc-cnn-scrap-planned-hillary-programs-article-1.1417978#ixzz2b7mAmWdb

Mind you I'm sure the notion that if they air a show about Hilary Clinton the GOP won't allow them to air six months of bi-weekly two-hour prime time free commercials for the Republican presidential campaign -- better known as the GOP candidate debates -- will scare the crap out of the networks once they realize that it will mean giving up all the advertising from the Koch brothers and other companies owned by whack-job billionaires. Freedom of the press, indeed.