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    RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Looks Like Priebus kept his word. The GOP has voted to block CNN and NBC out from any Republican Primaries. Only way they get in. Is to not run the Clinton Specials.



    The Republican National Committee has approved a resolution to block two television networks from hosting GOP presidential primary debates.

    Friday's vote affirms RNC chairman Reince Priebus's (ryns PREE'-bus) threat against CNN and NBC unless the networks drop plans to air programs about possible Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton. The vote at the committee's summer meeting in Boston was unanimous.....snip~

    RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    *shrug* I personally think this was an excuse to do this

    Even before the Clinton dispute, Republican leaders favored plans to have fewer presidential debates with more friendly moderators. They believe their 2012 presidential candidates spent too much time beating up each other in last year's months-long primary season, which contributed to Mitt Romney's loss.
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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    artificially limiting candidate exposure =

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    artificially limiting candidate exposure =

    shootfoot.jpg
    Perhaps the thinking is that it is better to remain silent and let others think your candidates to be fools than to let them talk and thus remove all doubt.
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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    I'm not going to pretend all of the moderators were removed from exposing their liberal biases, but this seems rather silly to me. Insulation at a time when they need to expose themselves? Not good. Republicans need to stop acting like Democrats did before and after the 2008 election.
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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    a) Why would they want their debates on CNN and NBC anyway - no one is watching those networks.

    b) The RNC is free to do what it wants. Rarely do they do a lot that make sense, finally they nailed one.

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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    So, Republicans are so far in their bubble that they admit to being unable to perform well in debates without their own pet moderators?
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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    So, Republicans are so far in their bubble that they admit to being unable to perform well in debates without their own pet moderators?
    Asking them any difficult questions is just showing your bias. At least if we go by what was said in the last round.


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    Re: RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    So, Republicans are so far in their bubble that they admit to being unable to perform well in debates without their own pet moderators?
    Well, running that many Primary Debates during a Presidents re-election wasn't to smart in the first place. Also they should know how the MSmedia will play it. So there is no excuse.

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    RNC Votes to Block CNN, NBC from Hosting Debates.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    a) Why would they want their debates on CNN and NBC anyway - no one is watching those networks.

    b) The RNC is free to do what it wants. Rarely do they do a lot that make sense, finally they nailed one.
    You can't remove yourself from the general public. The Fox News channel has the most viewers, but it doesn't have the most diverse. Republicans need to attack Democrats anywhere they can, and that would include some media outlets with large audience potential.
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