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2013-08-05 02:09:38 PM  

Better RNC debate plan. Held in hermetically sealed Fox studio. Avoid exposing swing voters to Crazy S*#t My Nominee Says.

- David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) August 5, 2013



teehee
 
2013-08-05 02:18:01 PM  
What an exciting threat.  I hope they follow through.
 
2013-08-05 02:18:43 PM  
DO IT.
 
2013-08-05 02:24:11 PM  
It's great because they will totally watch that Hillary documentary.  Just to hate it.
 
2013-08-05 02:24:53 PM  
1) Holy crap that's whiny.
2) They're supposed to air in 2014, a full TWO YEARS before any real voting is happening, the average voter's attention span is measured in hours if not minutes, and they're really worried about a film that no one is going to watch two years before the election?
 
2013-08-05 02:29:29 PM  
s12.postimg.org
 
2013-08-05 02:32:49 PM  
Where's the rapid response YouTube ad from the DNC?

"President Obama and the Democrats are fighting for a better deal for middle class Americans. Republicans are writing letters to TV stations telling them what shows they want them to air."
 
2013-08-05 02:34:51 PM  
This has no downside. The derp brigade will see this as sticking it to the LIEBRAL media, anyone reasonable has already been pushed out of the GOP's tent, and the low information swing voters who watch CNN to stay infromed will not miss the candidates beating a hobo to death, or whatever stunt they pull off in their race to the lowest common denominator.
 
2013-08-05 02:36:00 PM  
DOOOOOO EEEEEET!!

THe only things moderates will see, then, would be the highlight reel played for them on The Daily Show.
 
2013-08-05 02:36:27 PM  
Talk to John Roberts. Find out what his asking price is
 
2013-08-05 02:43:30 PM  

Stmt from @NBCNews re RNC/Clinton: "NBC News is completely independent of NBC Entertainment and has no involvement in this project."

- Erika Masonhall (@ErikaMasonhall) August 5, 2013
 
2013-08-05 02:45:31 PM  
Dear Mr. Priebus,

We are deeply disappointed with your committee's decision to deny us access to debates involving Republican presidential candidates. As a result, we regret to inform you that Republican congresspersons, candidates, and party officials will no longer be featured, interviewed or covered by CNN, except in cases of scandal and public embarrassment. Should you change you mind, please be advised that you must come to the CNN offices personally, on your hands and knees, wearing only leather short-shorts and a spiked dog collar, to beg us to reconsider our policy.

Sincerely,
Jeff Zucker
President of CNN
 
2013-08-05 02:48:17 PM  
the stop hillary pack just emailed me and claimed that I subscribed to their mailing list or some other conservative group's list (bullsh*t on both counts). Their email was a classy one though:


Two things for this Monday afternoon....


First, join the RNC by signing the petition that asks CNN and NBC to drop programming that promotes Hillary Clinton ahead of her 2016 presidential campaign or risk losing the right to broadcast Republican primary debates in 2016.


Both CNN and NBC's pro-Hillary programming is unfair and is a "thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election."


Next, check out the Hillary Clinton GAMES now available on The Hillary Project website.


You can slap Hillary, make Hillary dance, or beat the crap out of Hillary or Obama. Whatever you want. Enjoy and spread the word.


If you really want to slap Hillary, you need to join thousands of others asking her to not seek the presidency.
 
2013-08-05 03:00:06 PM  

kbronsito: the stop hillary pack just emailed me and claimed that I subscribed to their mailing list or some other conservative group's list (bullsh*t on both counts). Their email was a classy one though:


Two things for this Monday afternoon....


First, join the RNC by signing the petition that asks CNN and NBC to drop programming that promotes Hillary Clinton ahead of her 2016 presidential campaign or risk losing the right to broadcast Republican primary debates in 2016.


Both CNN and NBC's pro-Hillary programming is unfair and is a "thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election."


Next, check out the Hillary Clinton GAMES now available on The Hillary Project website.


You can slap Hillary, make Hillary dance, or beat the crap out of Hillary or Obama. Whatever you want. Enjoy and spread the word.


If you really want to slap Hillary, you need to join thousands of others asking her to not seek the presidency.


Is this really something you can do?
 
2013-08-05 03:06:53 PM  
spongeboob:

You can slap Hillary, make Hillary dance, or beat the crap out of Hillary or Obama. Whatever you want. Enjoy and spread the word.


If you really want to slap Hillary, you need to join thousands of others asking her to not seek the presidency.

Is this really something you can do?


IDK. I decided i shouldn't click on the links or go to their website at work
 
2013-08-05 03:11:55 PM  

James!: It's great because they will totally watch that Hillary documentary.  Just to hate it.


The truly funny thing was that the Citizens United case started out with Citizens United making an anti-Hillary documentary that they wanted to show on TV.
 
2013-08-05 03:16:19 PM  

RexTalionis: The truly funny thing was that the Citizens United case started out with Citizens United making an anti-Hillary documentary that they wanted to show on TV.


It's the Circle of Derp.
 
2013-08-05 03:17:22 PM  

spongeboob: If you really want to slap Hillary, you need to join thousands of others asking her to not seek the presidency.


Or you can, you know, not vote for her. That would work just as well.
 
2013-08-05 03:20:00 PM  

what_now: spongeboob: If you really want to slap Hillary, you need to join thousands of others asking her to not seek the presidency.

Or you can, you know, not vote for her. That would work just as well.


No, because others are still liking something they don't like.
 
2013-08-05 03:20:45 PM  

BunkoSquad: RexTalionis: The truly funny thing was that the Citizens United case started out with Citizens United making an anti-Hillary documentary that they wanted to show on TV.

It's the Circle of Derp.


Which, oddly enough, was exactly what happened with health care

/go figure
 
2013-08-05 03:36:58 PM  
Corporation free speech is important... as long as it helps Republicans.
 
2013-08-05 03:38:50 PM  

what_now: watch CNN to stay infromed


LOL
 
2013-08-05 03:39:00 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary:_The_Movie

Here's the film that Citizen United produced:

Wikipedia - Hillary: The Movie is a 2008 political documentary about United States Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It was produced by Citizens United. The film was scheduled to be offered as video-on-demand on cable TV right before the Democratic primaries in January 2008, but the federal government blocked it.[1] The blocking of the film's airing was the subject of the court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The documentary interviewed various conservative figures such as Dick Morris and Ann Coulter and reviewed various scandals which Hillary Clinton allegedly participated in, such as the White House travel office controversy, White House FBI files controversy, Whitewater controversy, and cattle future controversy.[2]
 
2013-08-05 03:39:06 PM  
Is it just me or does Reince Priebus not even look human?
 
2013-08-05 03:41:15 PM  
I'm not really sure why the RNC sees this as such a threat. The only people who are going to watch it are hard-left Hillary lovers and hard-right Hillary haters, and it's sure as hell not going to change any minds in either one of those groups. It's not like undecided voters are going to be sitting around flipping through channels and think "Hmmmm, I think maybe I'll watch a documentary about a boring politician who might, maybe, possibly run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2 years." I sure as hell won't be watching it. Yawn.

Someone should also inform the RNC about the Streisand Effect. It bites them in the ass every time, and they never seem to figure it out.
 
2013-08-05 03:41:16 PM  
 What?! Surely the Republicans do not want to impede on these "peoples" free speech rights!!
 
2013-08-05 03:41:21 PM  
What's really awesome is teabagger candidates hate Priebus and would likely show up just to spite him. Then they'd be the entire face of the debates for the GOP.
 
2013-08-05 03:43:09 PM  
Meanwhile, deep in an underground lair...

A secret tribunal of RNC strategists are trying to figure out why there are still TV stations not owned by their contributors. They summon their media relations coordinators. As those coordinators attempt to blubber an apology, one of the strategists presses a button on his chair, opening a trapdoor below their subordinates' feet. They are dropped into a chamber full of lava; their executions will serve as an example to the rest of the party that a lack of total media control is not an option.
 
2013-08-05 03:43:53 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Better RNC debate plan. Held in hermetically sealed Fox studio. Avoid exposing swing voters to Crazy S*#t My Nominee Says.- David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) August 5, 2013


teehee


This.

James!: What an exciting threat.  I hope they follow through.


Maybe that; BS excuse because...then they'll accuse NBC, et. al of "censorship".

UberDave: [s12.postimg.org image 271x220]


Hehehhehhee, the other.
 
2013-08-05 03:44:35 PM  
Mini series with Diane Lane as Hillary. I might watch, big Diane Lane fan.
 
2013-08-05 03:45:32 PM  

karmaceutical: Is it just me or does Reince Priebus not even look human?


Well his name certainly isn't - sounds like an alien lizard name...
 
2013-08-05 03:48:39 PM  

JerseyTim: Where's the rapid response YouTube ad from the DNC?

"President Obama and the Democrats are fighting for a better deal for middle class Americans. Republicans are writing letters to TV stations telling them what shows they want them to air."


I know, right?  Good christ...have a few of us on FARK run the DNC and Republicans/RWers would be all "FUUUUUUUUUUUU" once the first ads roll in.

/the end image would have the following:


somecogitations.files.wordpress.com

"We're the DNC and we approve this message."
 
2013-08-05 03:49:58 PM  

ukexpat: karmaceutical: Is it just me or does Reince Priebus not even look human?

Well his name certainly isn't - sounds like an alien lizard name...


What a Reince Priebus would look like:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net


mod3072: I'm not really sure why the RNC sees this as such a threat. The only people who are going to watch it are hard-left Hillary lovers and hard-right Hillary haters, and it's sure as hell not going to change any minds in either one of those groups. It's not like undecided voters are going to be sitting around flipping through channels and think "Hmmmm, I think maybe I'll watch a documentary about a boring politician who might, maybe, possibly run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2 years." I sure as hell won't be watching it. Yawn.


To me, it's a big example of the Streisand Effect.  They're just giving it free publicity.
 
2013-08-05 03:51:50 PM  
and I thought they were all for the 1st Amendment.
 
2013-08-05 03:52:11 PM  
They might be better off airing the GOP debates only on Fox News, because you don't want any moderates viewing that clown show and deciding not to vote for any of them before the actual election.
 
2013-08-05 03:53:28 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Dear Mr. Priebus,


If you'll allow us to run "Hillary: The Movie" free of charge during the same time period, we'd be happy to support your version of the Fairness Doctrine. Y'all chucklefarks didn't seem to mind putting your thumbs on the scales of the 2008 election - and then for every election afterwards by using your nakedly partisan "documentary" as a means to upend campaign finance law entirely - but we're happy to provide a fair and balanced set of films for your supporters that they can also have their feelings validated.

Anyway, it's good to see the GOP really embracing the marketplace of ideas. The Republican Party, since the Lincoln-Douglas debates, has always been a strong proponent of laying out all the facts and letting audiences decide, and your continuation of that tradition should be a beacon of hope for all the young Republicans you're signing up these days.

Also, good job disabusing people of the notion that you stand for things, not against things.

GFY,
Jeff Zucker
 
2013-08-05 03:58:17 PM  

mod3072: The only people who are going to watch it are hard-left Hillary lovers and hard-right Hillary haters, and it's sure as hell not going to change any minds in either one of those groups.


lolwut
 
2013-08-05 04:01:56 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: mod3072: The only people who are going to watch it are hard-left Hillary lovers and hard-right Hillary haters, and it's sure as hell not going to change any minds in either one of those groups.

lolwut


Both sides HAVE to be bad, remember? So Hillary has to have the polar opposite of Teapartiers for support. How else could she almost get the nomination in 2008? DERPAHERPADERPIDY-DOO
 
2013-08-05 04:02:01 PM  

nmrsnr: 1) Holy crap that's whiny.
2) They're supposed to air in 2014, a full TWO YEARS before any real voting is happening, the average voter's attention span is measured in hours if not minutes, and they're really worried about a film that no one is going to watch two years before the election?


Bengazi. BENGAZI. BENGAZI!!!
 
2013-08-05 04:03:30 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: mod3072: The only people who are going to watch it are hard-left Hillary lovers and hard-right Hillary haters, and it's sure as hell not going to change any minds in either one of those groups.

lolwut


maybe 20 years ago they were hard
 
2013-08-05 04:04:40 PM  
Considering that more people, especially those in the demographics sought by advertisers, will watch the Hillary biopics versus the Republican debates, how is that a threat?
 
2013-08-05 04:06:33 PM  

Dr Dreidel: The Republican Party, since the Lincoln-Douglas debates, has always been a strong proponent of laying out all the facts and letting audiences decide, and your continuation of that tradition should be a beacon of hope for all the young Republicans you're signing up these days.



pictures.mastermarf.com
 
2013-08-05 04:06:53 PM  

mod3072: I'm not really sure why the RNC sees this as such a threat. The only people who are going to watch it are hard-left Hillary lovers and hard-right Hillary haters, and it's sure as hell not going to change any minds in either one of those groups. It's not like undecided voters are going to be sitting around flipping through channels and think "Hmmmm, I think maybe I'll watch a documentary about a boring politician who might, maybe, possibly run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2 years." I sure as hell won't be watching it. Yawn.


You've never spoken to a "hard-left" individual in your life, have you?
 
2013-08-05 04:08:10 PM  
95% of the "hard left" in the United States live in dorms and grow out of it by their junior year.

They terrify Fox News and its viewers.
 
2013-08-05 04:08:13 PM  
I think Americans would find Grandpa Biden more trustworthy than Hillary Clinton.
 
2013-08-05 04:09:24 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: 95% of the "hard left" in the United States live in dorms and grow out of it by their junior year.

They terrify Fox News and its viewers.


EVERYTHING terrifies Fox News and their viewers.
 
2013-08-05 04:18:01 PM  
Am I the only one struck by the irony of their getting worked up in a lather by a movie about the most bloodless, bland, boring character on the political landscape since, well, Barack Obama.

Politics aside, these are stereotypical lawyers. They measure their words carefully, they look at the adversarial system with a dispassion that is bone deep. I never got the impression that politics was something Hillary understood or cared for - that was Bill's realm - she's a policy wonk.  Like Obama, if it's a game, it's chess (insert oblig pic of Spock contemplating Corbomite).
 
2013-08-05 04:19:10 PM  

UberDave: [s12.postimg.org image 271x220]


she homeschooled?
 
2013-08-05 04:21:02 PM  

kbronsito: the stop hillary pack just emailed me and claimed that I subscribed to their mailing list or some other conservative group's list (bullsh*t on both counts). Their email was a classy one though:


Two things for this Monday afternoon....


First, join the RNC by signing the petition that asks CNN and NBC to drop programming that promotes Hillary Clinton ahead of her 2016 presidential campaign or risk losing the right to broadcast Republican primary debates in 2016.


Both CNN and NBC's pro-Hillary programming is unfair and is a "thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election."


Next, check out the Hillary Clinton GAMES now available on The Hillary Project website.


You can slap Hillary, make Hillary dance, or beat the crap out of Hillary or Obama. Whatever you want. Enjoy and spread the word.


If you really want to slap Hillary, you need to join thousands of others asking her to not seek the presidency.


Heh, I shot off an email to CNN & NBC letting them know I am on the side of them airing the documentaries and that they should tell the GOP to pound sand.

/wouldn't watch either one, but the whiny GOP needs to stfu
 
2013-08-05 04:22:16 PM  

MisterRonbo: Am I the only one struck by the irony of their getting worked up in a lather by a movie about the most bloodless, bland, boring character on the political landscape since, well, Barack Obama.

Politics aside, these are stereotypical lawyers. They measure their words carefully, they look at the adversarial system with a dispassion that is bone deep. I never got the impression that politics was something Hillary understood or cared for - that was Bill's realm - she's a policy wonk.  Like Obama, if it's a game, it's chess (insert oblig pic of Spock contemplating Corbomite).


Hillary in office means Bill back in the White House taking an active role in things, just as she did when he was President.  Bill Clinton is probably the most universally well-liked and charismatic figure in the Democratic Party right now.  If Hillary runs for office his presence by her side will earn tons of votes.
 
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