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GOP Ads Hit Networks Over Hillary Clinton Films

Monday, 12 Aug 2013 01:41 PM

By Melanie Batley

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The Republican National Committee is increasing pressure on CNN and NBC to cancel planned programming about Hillary Clinton by launching paid ads against the networks, the Weekly Standard reports.

The move comes one week after RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued an ultimatum to the networks: If they don't scrap the shows, he will work to stop them from airing Republican presidential primary debates in 2016.

"The RNC is taking it right to CNN and NBC by buying promoted YouTube ads on CNN and NBC YouTube sites with video of the chairman calling on the networks to dump the docs or lose debates," said an RNC spokesman, according to the Standard. "It's basically us putting money where our mouth is."

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In an email to reporters, the RNC added, "Today we're launching our 'Will The Hillary Films Include. . . 'miniseries of content NBC and CNN are unlikely to include in their Hillary productions. Today's video, 'What Difference Does it Make,' is footage of Hillary dodging questions related to the Benghazi attacks."

NBC announced plans to air a four-hour mini-series about the former first lady, former New York senator, and former secretary of state entitled "Hillary," which, the network says, will track "Clinton's life as a wife, mother, politician, and cabinet member," starting in 1988.

CNN is planning a documentary from director Charles Ferguson, who won an Oscar in 2011 for his movie "Inside Job."

Priebus wrote strongly worded letters Aug. 5 to Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, calling the productions "partisan," "in-kind donations," and equivalent to "political ads masked as unbiased entertainment."


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