RNC Rebukes Leftmedia Presstitutes
Priebus stood up for the GOP candidates after the debate debacle.
An ever-present hurdle for those on the center-right is a prevailing Leftmedia bias. Last Wednesday, the American public was treated to yet another episode of “Presstitutes on Parade” in CNBC’s hosting of the GOP’s third presidential primary debate. But the Republican National Committee (RNC) has perhaps had enough.
CNBC’s dramatic opening to the broadcast featured more than two minutes of cutaways to the various GOP candidates offering statements directed toward economic issues. As dramatic theme music played, a serious baritone voice-over proclaimed: “We’re in the midst of a contentious campaign unlike any we’ve seen before. Frustrated voters [are] living in a nation many believe is in need of economic repair. Who will best tackle the toughest issues facing our country’s financial future? The global economy is shrinking; the U.S. debt is growing; the American middle class faltering. … The best team in business is here to test the candidates in the first debate dedicated to your money, your vote.”
However, just three minutes into the show, the first question asked was, “What is your biggest weakness and what are you doing to address it?” This asinine query more characteristic of Jim Lange’s 1960-70’s Dating Game was followed by John Harwood’s direct question to Donald Trump that concluded with, “Let’s be honest — is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?”
The Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) earned the highest ratings in its history, but at its own expense. The moderators proved to every individual who watched that the cartoon characters of this show were non-fictional and based on every single national reporter who serves as a presstitute for the Left.
The surprise of the debate was not the unfairness characteristic of the elite Left, but the absolute carefree manner in which these business “journalists” expressed their undying whoredom to the Democrats’ cause. They insulted and attempted to marginalize the candidates, while defending and camouflaging the fragile Left.
Yes, fragile Left. Remember, the last seven-plus years dominated by the policies of Democrats features the lowest workforce participation since the 1970’s; rising prices on commodities critical to family budgets, such as groceries and electricity; and a struggling middle class. The DNC presstitutes sought to ensure that Barack Obama and Democrats bore no blame.
This debate, based on the advertised topic alone, should’ve been serious in nature and tone to stretch each man or woman on the stage. Yet the presstitutes could not help but engage in hyper-partisan antics that were clearly aimed at inflicting damage to the GOP.
The network, however, isn’t the only “loser” in this public fiasco.
The RNC, specifically Chairman Reince Priebus, was fingered as failing to uphold, in his own words, the “RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future.” A prairie fire of social media criticism aimed at the unbridled attack on the GOP field, coupled with harsh communications from angry high-level Republicans, resulted in a conference call with the GOP’s voting member-elected Debate Committee. In the end, Priebus offered the only response he could — outrage and action to retroactively defend the GOP candidates.
Suddenly, protecting the brand of the Republican Party is back within Priebus’ job description. He informed NBC, the parent company of CNBC, that the RNC was suspending its partnership with the network in hosting the Feb. 26 Houston debate, citing CNBC’s failure to uphold contract terms. In doing so, Priebus attempted to calm candidates, some of whom held their own private meeting sans RNC establishment, and the intense base of supporters fatigued of yet another ensnarement of the center-right slate.
Even Friday’s Washington Post catalogued months of disgruntled GOP candidates voicing more than simple irritation to the unchallenged tactics of the sold-out leftist presstitutes that has culminated in “a game-changer in more ways than one.” What changes lie ahead for the debate stage?
First, candidates should not be put in charge of their own debate format or questions, but the RNC is now forced to do its job. Second, expect more issue-focused questions when the debate spotlight is on with less subtle prejudice from the DNC’s deployed messengers in the press. Finally, don’t expect the Democrats to reciprocate the actions of the Republicans by appearing on Fox News or Fox Business Network for questions. It’s only equal time when the Left gets to smear the Right.
Marco Rubio was exactly right when he called the Leftmedia the Democrats’ “ultimate super PAC.” And Ted Cruz provided a memorable smackdown of the gotcha questions. So in a sense the moderators’ excesses provided moments for the GOP candidates to shine.
But the momentary triumph of the Republicans over the Left is just that — momentary. The ingrained animosity of the press toward the center-right is simply due to the fact that most of these personalities are, themselves, ideologically leftists. Therefore, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
Will we suddenly see the media call out Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for their lies around Benghazi? (Quite the contrary, actually.) Do we dare hope to see questions directed to the Democrat candidates that demand answers for the failure of their health care, economic, national security, education and energy policies?
A better question might be, “When will the public awaken to the Left’s continued insult to their intelligence?”
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