Yesterday The Republican National Committee (RNC) wrote letters to NBC and CNN threatening to pull broadcasting rights to to their primary debates if a documentary on Hillary Clinton was produced or shown by the networks.
I couldn’t care less
However, both networks either think the RNC is bluffing or simply don’t care because later in the afternoon CNN and NBC, in separate statements, said they would move forward with the Clinton projects.
To be perfectly fair, I can understand the concern the RNC has about a potential Presidential candidate receiving favorable air time but as is so often the case with the Republican Party it is their method and delivery that leaves me cold. Tantrums and ultimatums work when you are a child – or perhaps when you work in Congress but the real world operates a tad differently.
My response to the RNC would have been exactly the same. I’m sure the ratings for a Hillary Clinton documentary will dwarf the RNC primary debates and that more than anything should cause the Republican Party to rethink what that means for their ability to recapture the White House. It’s time to evolve.