RNC Chair Pretends to Be Outraged Over Hillary Miniseries


Speaking of Republicans trying to work the refs, here’s their latest effort: a letter to NBC demanding that they cancel their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries, which RNC chair Reince Priebus calls a “thinly-veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.” Here’s the final paragraph of the letter:

That kind of swagger goes over well with the base, but in the real world it accomplishes nothing except to ensure that NBC doesn’t accede to their demands. But I guess that’s probably the point. I doubt that Priebus really cares much about the miniseries, which is likely to have a near-zero effect on the 2016 race. But he does care about rallying the troops. This should accomplish that nicely. I expect this to generate plenty of chatter in the Fox/Drudge/Rush echo chamber over the next few days.

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