The other day, I wrote here about how Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, went into a big fake-whine about how NBC was planning to air a miniseries about Hillary Clinton (and CNN was making a documentary) -- and if they went forward, then the Republican Party would consider blocking those networks from hosting any GOP presidential debates.
It was heart-breaking and touching, I'm here to tell you.
Now comes a report from the New York Times that says that this despicable mini-series about Ms. Clinton that NBC will be airing may be produced and distributed internationally by (are you ready? Drum roll, please)...Fox Television!
A Fox Television spokeswoman told the Times that no deal was in place, but did confirm that the two networks were in "early discussions."
We look forward to Reince Priebus going on the warpath about this, and insisting that if Fox actually makes this program, they too will be banned from carrying Republican debates. (That would be a little like Animal Planet banning the use of mammals.)
It will be fascinating to see what happens from Mr. Priebus. Watch this sp...well, no, on further thought, there's really no need to wait around watching to see what he does. You'll just waste a lot of time looking at blank space. You know what he'll say.
In fact, he said it on Sunday. When asked by CNN's Candy Crowley how Mr. Priebus's "threat" of a boycott was impacted by this report about Fox, he...er, clarified his remarks. Any boycott would be directed at "the company that puts the miniseries and the documentaries on the air for the American people to view."
In other words, it's not the company who actually makes the production you find so reprehensible, it's the one who shows it to you.
Shocked, we are. Shocked, I say!
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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