After RNC Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to lockout whichever media company agrees to show the anticipated Hillary Clinton mini-series, it turns out that Fox Television Studios, the sister company of Fox News, is in the running to produce it.
Seemingly unbeknownst to him, Reince Priebus went on the air today with CNN’s Candy Crowley, who brought up the connection, and to reiterate his position on the matter, Reince was undeterred, saying,
“I don’t know the truth of anything you’re talking about, but I do know what’s very clear is that the company that puts these things on the air to promote Hillary Clinton, including CNN, is the company that is not going to be involved in our debates.”
On a side note, in a pathetic effort to shore up his right wing media flak bona fides, NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd has already started his own boycott from within, saying, “this mini-series is a total nightmare for NBC News.” Total nightmare! In other words, Republicans are relentless cranks who are playing the spineless Chuck Todd and the “Liberal media” like dueling banjos.
In the same interview, Reince Priebus told the State of the Union host that she was adopting the Democratic Party’s spin on who would be responsible for a government shutdown over Obamacare, saying,
“Even if you take the position of a Ted Cruz or Mike Lee, what they’re saying is we actually are funding 100% of the government except for that small percentage of discretionary funding to Obamacare.”
Then he tried to find the camera that was transmitting the signals directly into the White House to address the president himself, saying,
So Mr. President, if you want to shut the government down because you want to continue to fund this monstrosity that you’ve admitted is half-broken, then go ahead. The fact that it’s on the Republican Party I think is spin from the Democratic Party that you ought to not be adopting. I don’t know why you’re adopting that spin.”
Crowley reminded Priebus that these things don’t really work out too well for Republicans, to which Reince responded,
“I mean, it’s not like it happens every year,” Priebus replied. “What I am advocating for is to set the record straight: the Republican Party is the party that is totally unified in defunding and delaying and getting rid of Obamacare. It’s the Democrats who are fighting each other over the overall picture of whether we ought to keep Obamacare in place.”
So, Republicans are totally unified behind defunding Obamacare, even if they have to resort to unilaterally shutting down the government to get what they want, which is not at all an abuse of power to authoritarians, but Priebus, in accusing Crowley and CNN of adopting the Democratic party’s spin, wants her and the media to adopt Republican party spin to fill the void– Spin that puts the responsibility of a government shutdown directly on the shoulders of Democrats and President Obama. So much for personal responsibility. Just Blame the victims!
But here we have a right wing mouthpiece accusing the media of spinning the facts and threatening to lockout whatever media company puts on The Hillary Show. Just a day in the life of an instinctive bully and habitual liar.
I’m sure he’d say the same if the media networks picked up the Citizens United version of Hillary, right?