Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that the RNC’s boycott over planned films about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would focus on CNN and NBC, which would air the films, and not on any company that may produce them.
CNN’s “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley asked Priebus to respond to a New York Times report that Fox Television Studios, Fox News’ sister company, was in “the early stages” of talks with NBC to produce a miniseries on Clinton’s life starring Diane Lane.
“The big question for me, Candy, is number one, which company is putting it on the air? Who is doing the work? I’m not interested if they’re using the same caterer or whether they all drink Diet Coke and I’m not boycotting Diane Lane,” Priebus said.
“I am going to boycott the company that puts the mini-series and the documentaries on the air for the American people to view. I’m not interested in whether they use the same sound studio or whether they use the same set,” he added.
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