The lapdog media isn't backing down in its thinly veiled attempts to prop up their next candidate for 2016: Hillary Clinton.
Both NBC and CNN are planning projects, which many have described as nothing more than a “kiss” to Hillary Clinton. The film projects are set to air before the 2016 election, when Hillary is expected by many to be the Democrat nominee for president. It's no coincidence that the talk of her becoming the nominee becomes a roar and then suddenly two networks decide to do a movie or mini-series on her.
The media is in the process of anointing their next leader.
The Republican National Committee has decided to fight back in what chairman Reince Priebus calls “political ads masked as unbiased entertainment.” Priebus' letter to NBC Universal and CNN International gives the networks an ultimatum: Pull production of the projects by the RNC's summer meeting August 14th or the RNC will pull its participation of any 2016 primary debates hosted by the networks. If you will recall, the primary debates garnered strong ratings in the last election cycle.
CNN has responded to Priebus' ultimatum. It reads in part:
“Instead of making premature decisions about a project that is in the very early stages of development and months from completion, we would encourage the members of the Republican National Committee to reserve judgment until they know more. Should they decide not to participate in debates on CNN, we would find it curious, as limiting their debate participation seems to be the ultimate disservice to voters.”
Would the loss of debate participation on CNN and NBC be all that troubling? After all, these primary debates have become nothing more than a way for the lapdog media to ask wedge questions on issues that will eventually be used to pin them down if they become the candidate in the general election.
I'd much prefer to see candidates participate in townhalls where you, the American people, can ask them questions rather than the liberal media with an agenda. These debates too often have become about the moderators and the networks and not about the issues. While this issue over Hillary Clinton's media love-fest may the straw that broke the camels back, perhaps the RNC should be looking to change the nature of primary debates anyway.