There is more to the article but here is the gist of it below:
The GOP’s governing body approved a resolution on Friday barring NBC News and CNN from partnering
with the Republican National Committee in hosting 2016 presidential primary debates.
Members of the RNC, gathered in Boston for their Summer Meeting voted to bar NBC News and CNN
from participating in 2016 debates due to forthcoming projects about Hillary Clinton planned by both
network. They approved the resolution by a voice vote.
The resolution states that the RNC would not "partner with (CNN or NBC) in the 2016 presidential primary debates nor sanction any primary debates they sponsor."
“We’re done putting up with this nonsense,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said ahead of the vote.
“There are plenty of other outlets. We’ll still reach voters, maybe more voters. But CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on their competitors’ networks.”
NBC Entertainment has announced plans to produce a biographical film about Clinton for air in 2015,
while CNN’s documentary division is producing a biopic about the former secretary of state slated for
sometime in 2014.
The RNC’s effort reflects an early and aggressive effort against ceding any ground to Clinton, Democrats’ early favorite in a presidential candidate in the next election. (Clinton has not yet hinted at whether she intends to again seek the Democratic nomination.) But the RNC’s effort also represents a bid to build enthusiasm with the conservative grassroots, who generally regard the establishment media with skepticism, and often accuse them of favoring Democrats in their news coverage.
The RNC claims the programs "are an attempt to show political favoritism and put a thumb on the scales for the next presidential election," and "will jeopardize the credibility of CNN and NBC as supposedly unbiased news networks."
So what are your thoughts on this? Will it help/ hinder any of the election campaigns of future campaigners in 2016? Was this a attempt from the networks to slant the elections?