Republicans to Boycott CNN, NBC 2016 Presidential Debates Over Hillary Clinton Features?

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The Republican National Committee has voted to boycott any presidential debates on CNN and NBC if they proceed with their planned Hillary Clinton TV features.

With no audible dissent, GOP officials approved a resolution backing the position on the debates at their annual summer meeting in Boston on Friday.

The RNC says a Clinton documentary and miniseries - in the works over at CNN and NBC, respectively - will put a "thumb on the scales" in 2016.

The draft resolution, obtained by Fox News in advance and later voted on by RNC officials, calls these "political ads masked as unbiased entertainment."

Basically, the RNC believes CNN and NBC are Hillary 2016 co-chairs.

If those programs appear on the networks, Republicans will not.

"The RNC will neither partner with these networks in the 2016 presidential primary debates nor sanction any primary debates they sponsor," the group says.

Before the vote, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus decried what he called the "obvious bias" of a network that would spotlight Clinton in this fashion:

"CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on their competitors' networks. The media overplayed their hand this time. We're done putting up with this nonsense."

"There are plenty of other outlets. We'll still reach voters, maybe more voters."

The resolution claims the programming by CNN and NBC would show "political favoritism" in the election and jeopardize the credibility of the networks.

Last month, CNN Films announced it was producing a documentary on Hillary Clinton to premiere next year, first in theaters and then on CNN.

NBC also announced a four-hour Hillary miniseries starring Diane Lane, on the life of the former Secretary of State and First Lady of the United States.

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