Republicans hit network ‘bias’ for Hillary

ELECTION JITTERS. GOP's pre-planning anticipates Clinton run in 2016. In this file photo, US Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks about North Africa, at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Pre-election jitters about a Clinton campaign? The Republican Party voted unanimously on August 16 to deny two US television networks the rights to carry presidential primary debates unless they abandon their planned documentaries on Democrat Hillary Clinton. NBC Entertainment is planning a miniseries and CNN is working on a documentary about the former secretary of state. “That’s why we said to the media, with a united voice, that a network that spends millions to spotlight Hillary Clinton is a network with an obvious bias,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus said at a party meeting in Boston. Clinton, a former first lady and US senator whose turn as America’s top diplomat has further secured her distinction, is seen as the clear Democratic frontrunner for president.

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