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RNC Passes Resolution to Prevent Partnerships with CNN and NBC

- August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today at the RNC Summer Meeting, the RNC unanimously passed a resolution preventing the committee from partnering with CNN and NBC for debates if they don’t drop their Hillary Clinton productions ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
“We’ve made great strides this week at the RNC Summer Meeting in Boston, and I am proud we stood united today to pass a resolution not to partner with these biased networks that plan to spend millions spotlighting Hillary Clinton,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “CNN and NBC have shown clear favoritism, and they won’t be hosting a single Republican primary debate.”
See the resolution language below and view here:
Read excerpts of the Chairman’s Summer Meeting Prepared Remarks:
Help hold the liberal media accountable:
Read the Chairman’s letters to CNN and NBC:


WHEREAS, former Secretary Hillary Clinton is likely to run for President in 2016, and CNN and NBC have both announced programming that amounts to little more than extended commercials promoting former Secretary Clinton; and

WHEREAS, these programming decisions are an attempt to show political favoritism and put a thumb on the scales for the next presidential election; and

WHEREAS, airing this programming will jeopardize will the credibility of CNN and NBC as supposedly unbiased news networks and undermine the perceived objectivity of the coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign by these networks; and

WHEREAS, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, contributed the maximum amount to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign committee, contributed $25,000 to Obama’s 2012 Victory Fund, and this year contributed $10,000 to the Democratic National Committee; therefore be it –

RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee calls on CNN and NBC to cancel the airing of these political ads masked as unbiased entertainment; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that if CNN and NBC continue to move forward with this and other such programming, the Republican National Committee will neither partner with these networks in the 2016 presidential primary debates nor sanction any primary debates they sponsor, and, be it finally

RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee shall endeavor to bring more order to the primary debates and ensure a reasonable number of debates, appropriate moderators and debate partners are chosen, and that other issues pertaining to the general nature of such debates are addressed.


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