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August 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus repeated his threat Monday night to refuse to provide the Republican candidates in 2016 for national debates moderated by NBC or CNN if the two networks do not halt production of the Hillary Clinton films that each is working on. Appearing on Sean Hannity’s program on Fox News, Priebus accused the two networks of “being in the business of promoting the Democratic Party,” and said he was tired of working with people “spending time and money” to support the Democrats. He also insisted that he wants a say in the selection of moderators in the debates, insisting that in 2012 some of them were “in the business of making news at the expense of our candidates.” Substituting for Bill O’Reilly, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham praised the GOP stance. “It’s about time that the RNC does something the grassroots can cheer,” she said. “I wish more people in the GOP leadership realized that most news outlets are run by people who dislike conservatives and want to elect liberals.” On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh chimed in, “The RNC ought to pull out of all of these debates that show up on MSNBC, on NBC, on ABC or CNN. There’s nothing to gain!” In a statement sent to, CNN spokesperson Allison Gollust said, “Instead of making premature decisions about a project that is in the very early stages of development and months from completion, we would encourage the members of the Republican National Committee to reserve judgment until they know more.” NBC has not responded.