GOP dumps progressive government’s PR network over debate fiasco?
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. The RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future. We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns.
The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith. We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.
But how long before they feel the need to suck up again?
See also: Could the US Republicans be starting to get the legacy MSM media right?
Nope. The RINOs will probably snuzzle in there and walk it all back. Don’t forget, the working population is the RINOs’ serfs just as the dependent population is the Dems’ serfs. Neither seems to have any incentive to get free.
The fallout from CNBC’s Republican debate Wednesday night is still ongoing with pretty much everyone noting the network’s poor debate performance. More than a few publications listed them as the night’s biggest loser, with horrible moderators, who came off as unprepared and rude.
At CNBC’s sister news outlets MSNBC and NBC News, producers were advised not to “pile on” the moderator controversy, according to people there.
When it came to production of the debate, CNBC was on its own. The network collaborates with NBC News, but it operates independently. In NBC’s halls on Thursday, there was chatter about whether the debate would’ve benefited if NBC’s political reporters and managers had been involved. More.
Oh, by the way, the network made a lot of money off the fiasco.
Hat tip: Christine Rousselle