Well we went almost a week with out some politician boycotting a news organization.
But, we end the week with a whooper.
The Republican National Committee says they are boycotting (ok...they use the term suspending) their relationship with NBC.
The RNC says that after the way NBC little sister CNBC handled the debate, they are cutting off all ties with the Peacock.
The RNC released letter that was sent to NBC:
We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.
CNBC billed the debate as one that would focus on “the key issues that matter to all voters—job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy.” That was not the case. Before the debate, the candidates were promised an opening question on economic or financial matters. That was not the case. Candidates were promised that speaking time would be carefully monitored to ensure fairness. That was not the case. Questions were inaccurate or downright offensive. The first question directed to one of our candidates asked if he was running a comic book version of a presidential campaign, hardly in the spirit of how the debate was billed.
NBC says this: “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.”
Isn't there any media organization that will dig in their heels and just say we will do this our way, like it or not?
Everyone of them are too scared of losing ratings and more importantly political dollars that they all fold like lawn chairs.