Remember Citizens United’s film, Hillary the Movie? That movie did everything it could to bash Clinton. When the federal government blocked its airing, the Republicans went apoplectic.
That’s when the activist Supreme Court stepped in and decided it was free speech. That opened the flood gates for special interest money and was ballyhooed by Republicans as freedom of speech and liberty!
Balls out Hypocrisy: Hillary the "movies" are back, but this time, without any sense of irony. Republican chair Reince Priebus is trying to block it with the threat of withholding “freedom”…I mean money and real speech-the debates.
The Hill: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement.
In something reminiscent of despotic nations, where the opposition is vilified, threatened and not tolerated:
The RNC chairman cited executives and employees from both networks who have been “generous supporters” of Clinton and the Democrats. “This suggests a deliberate attempt at influencing American political opinion in favor of a preferred candidate,” Priebus wrote. “I find this disturbing and disappointing."
But Hillary the Movie...anyone? And he does know what he’s doing is blackmail. Priebus isn't worried though, he’s got followers…I mean fellow leaders to back him:
"I stand with Reince Priebus and the RNC,” Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker said in a statement. “Given NBC and CNN's decision to move forward on their films, they've attempted to give celebrity status to Hillary Clinton. They are clearly making an effort to influence the Presidential race in 2016 without adhering to their supposed pledge to uphold journalistic integrity,” Spiker added.
Hillary the Movie...that's what Republicans were trying to do with Hillary the Movie.
New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn said over Twitter that Priebus’s concerns were “valid and must be addressed.”
Hillary the Movie guys? You won that case, now you want to replay this whole thing and ban Hillary the "movies?" Hello…..