“This mini series is a total nightmare for NBC News”


You can count NBC's Chuck Todd as one of those that is not a big fan of NBC's choice to do a mini series on Hillary Clinton.

On Morning Joe this morning, the NBC News Political Director bemoaned his network’s proposed NBC miniseries on Clinton, which, though it has not yet been written, has already raised criticism of a conflict of interest between NBC Entertainment and NBC News, including an ultimatum from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to drop the project or lose any 2016 GOP debates.

“This mini series is a total nightmare for NBC News,” Todd said. “There’s this giant firewall, we have nothing to do with it, we know that we’d love probably to be as critical, or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out. But there’s nothing we can do about it.”

“We’re going to only own the negatives,” he continued. “Whether it’s negative because it’s the Clinton people are upset that it’s too tough on them, or negative because the Republicans think it’s this glorification of her—no matter what, only we are going to own it, because people are going to see the peacock and NBC and see NBC News and think: ‘Well, they can’t be that separate.’”

“You get the negative and they get the cash,” Joe Scarborough said.

Truer words have never been spoken by Mr. Scarborough.

H/T Mediaite