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August 6th, 2013
09:17 PM ET

RNC threatens CNN over Clinton documentary

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is threatening both CNN and NBC - saying his party won't participate in any 2016 primary debates on either network if the networks don't drop plans for programs about possible Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The problem?

Here at CNN, the planned program comes from the CNN Films division. Not the news arm. Same idea at NBC. Their mini-series is being produced by NBC Entertainment. Not NBC News.

CNN, NBC move forward on Hillary Clinton projects

No one has seen either film yet. So is a boycott perhaps a little premature?

OutFront: Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.


Filed under: Politics
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  1. karen nilsson

    I believe any and all stations/news stations have got to remain non political, by precedent. I shouldn't know where any reporter stands on an issue. I should only here both sides. As far as the movie goes, that is ridiculous to be putting a movie out on her, before running with some movie! Pathetic, if she were as amazing as some wish us to think, she at this point shouldn't have to do anything to win. She should be well enough known and loved by now if she is that great. NOT

    August 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  2. Rock

    Why is the RNC inviting media, that appears to be against them to moderate their debates.

    I mean, that'd be like the DNC having moderators from FOX news.

    August 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  3. James

    Regardless of which division is producing this, it is under the same umbrella aired on the same station.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  4. Mary Land

    The RNC is afraid of what ... Hilary becoming a household name ?? I'd say they're too late for that ... she's been a household name for more that 20 years. The contributions she and her husband have made to this country are part of the very fabric of our everyday lives. In fact, now that they have brought these programs into the forefront of the news, I will make certain to set my DVR so I won't miss a minute. Thanks RNC.

    August 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Reply

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