In the continuing fallout over the hyper-partisan and incompetent job done by CNBC (owned by NBC) moderators, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has “suspended the partnership” with NBC News. This probably ends NBC’s participation, and perhaps the participation of Telemundo as well, but some debate will still happen on February 26th, and probably still at the University of Houston.
Priebus is facing tremendous criticism for implementing debate rules that some candidates, such as Ben Carson, thought were “not good for the process.” Campaigns are also unhappy that the debates are taking place in states that vote fairly late in the primary season and thus are not where candidates want to be spending their time.
Priebus should refuse to let NBC back in for a debate this cycle, if only to impose a slight modicum of discipline on the networks to tell their moderators to at least pretend to be neutral and simply looking to create a discussion that will inform the American voting public.
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