I am sure you all watched the GOP presidential debate on Wednesday, and the abhorrent job done by the moderators, who worked for CNBC. It was absolutely incredible how badly the moderators were. And I thought CNN was bad!
Anyways, the candidates, as well as most of the people who watched the debate, were disgusted also. But the one that really counted was Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chair, who watched it live. And he had some things to say about it, in a statement released just hours after the debate.
But that was not enough for the RNC. Today they announced that they are suspending ties with NBC News for a debate in February that the network would have hosted.
Priebus, in a statement to the network, said “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.” He also continued to say the debate on Wednesday was supposed to be about the economy, but “this was not the case…the questions were [either] inaccurate or downright offensive.”
NBC responded, saying “this is a disappointing development. However, along with our debate broadcast partners at Telemundo we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party.”
I guess they will try to work things out, but until then, the two will no longer be in business.