The founder of Media Matters for America, a liberal non-profit that works to monitor and correct conservative misinformation in the media, on Tuesday echoed the Republican National Committe in calling on NBC and CNN to cancel their scheduled programming on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In letters to the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, and CNN President Jeff Zucker, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus slammed the networks’ “thinly-veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election” as unfair to other potential candidates from both parties, threatening to pull the networks’ partnerships for the 2016 presidential primary debates.
“Given that this project could coincide with a potential Clinton presidential campaign, the timing raises too many questions about fairness and conflicts of interest ahead of the 2016 election,” Media Matters founder David Brock wrote in a letters to top network executives.
Read the letters in full here.
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