POLITICO Breaking News: RNC drops NBC partnership

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Subject: POLITICO Breaking News: RNC drops NBC partnership

The RNC has canceled plans to partner with NBC News for a Feb. 26 debate, citing a “bad faith” performance by CNBC in Wednesday night’s meeting of the candidates.

“The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith,” Priebus wrote. “We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.”

Priebus argued that CNBC assured the committee that the debate would focus on substantive policy issues like jobs and taxes, but he said the network failed on that count. He also said it failed to guarantee relatively equal speaking time for the candidates.

“While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it,” Priebus added.

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