Could it be that Republicans aren’t just sitting around waiting for someone to hit them?
The call by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus for NBC and CNN to cancel planned Hillary Clinton hagiographies if they want to host Republican debates is more than a principled stand. It’s a signal that maybe this election cycle, Republicans are going to look to shake things up and not just get their behinds handed to them by President Obama or the upcoming Clinton Machine.
Here’s some video from the RNC:
On MSNBC this morning, Chuck Todd exclaimed that the documentary was a “total nightmare” for the NBC news division.
Sorry, but I don’t get how such a documentary could be a big problem for a news outfit that makes absolutely no secret of its liberal bias. And while Chuck is probably technically correct that there is a “firewall” between the network and the news division, I’d be surprised if some reporters aren’t at least subtly influenced by the people who wire money into their checking accounts every two weeks.
Whatever the merits of Priebus’s argument, he’s letting the Democrats know the GOP’s defenseless deep sleep is coming to an end. Having revived the RNC from the near-death experience of Michael Steele, Priebus may be planning to take it places.