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The RNC’s Boycott of
MSNBC is Brilliant

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:Drive, 1/30/2014 5:20:37 PM

To paraphrase the great Commissioner James Gordon, MSNBC is not the villain the Republican National Committee deserves, but it’s the one they need right now. Yes, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus‘s strongly-worded memo to Republican elected officials and committee staffers banning them from appearing on a cable news network — which has made a virtue of antagonizing not merely GOP policymakers but the party’s rank and file voters — is a publicity stunt. It is also rather brilliant politics. On issues ranging from abortion policy, to the expanding federal debt, to reforming the nation’s health care system, polls consistently show that the Republican

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: judy, 1/30/2014 5:47:40 PM     (No. 9712315)

Why don´t they boycott something worthwhile? Nobody will ever know if he really boycotts comcast. The cry babies, Priebus & Boehner should resign & place some adults in charge.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 1/30/2014 5:52:03 PM     (No. 9712316)

Money quote from the article: That is a failure of messaging...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: goodguyrick, 1/30/2014 7:30:58 PM     (No. 9712433)

The RNC does NOT have the fortitude nor the spine to follow through on a boycott of MSNBC.

After the fiasco of Candy Crowley aiding Obama in the 2012 Presidential debates. Even with that blatant bias, they still dash to the CNN microphones.

The RNC needs to first be held accountable to it´s constituents. It´s time for the RNC to stop pandering to people who would vote for the devil himself before ever voting Republican. Republicans are besmirching and demonizing TEA party people and standing with illegals. It´s time to take the big tent down.

it is "We the People" who need to make this happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dwa, 1/30/2014 8:46:50 PM     (No. 9712500)

This is rich. Priebus, Ryan and one other just went on MSNBC today or yesterday to talk about the GOP immigration principles -- yet he now says to boycott. He is as bad as the Dems.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/30/2014 9:26:40 PM     (No. 9712521)

I agree with the author and not those posters who think this is a foolish idea. What has the GOP gained by appearing on this left-wing propaganda channel and subjecting our side to the constant ridicule and vicious abuse? Better to ignore them outright than participate in their sham, one-sided debates.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 1/30/2014 11:40:04 PM     (No. 9712642)

MSNBC= DEMOCRAT MINISTRY OF TRUTH!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/30/2014 11:42:52 PM     (No. 9712647)

GOPs should stay off of Big 3 TV unless they have the wit to crush their interviewers, but there are precious few Cruz-sized intellects. McCain and Graham should be given guest host spots so they could drool on themselves rather than on Gregory, Shieffer etc.

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