A group of 13 RNC members, essentially operating under the control of party Chairman Reince Priebus, will choose the timing, location and media partners of the 2015-2016 Republican primary debates. They will insist that conservative panelists join moderators from the mainstream media.
Additionally, instead of the 20 primary debates Republican presidential candidates participated in back in 2012, the GOP’s new plan for 2016 has candidates participating in only “6 to 10” primary debates.
So it appears the new GOP primary plan is to cut back on candidate exposure time, cherry pick only guaranteed friendly-to-conservatism media channels and rig the panelists in such a way that the faux-narratives of the far right, as taught and reinforced hourly by Fox and affiliated friends, are equally represented alongside of reality-based questioners.
Yeah, that’s gonna help.
What I found chuckle-worthy in the Politico piece explaining the new primary plans for Republican presidential candidates in 2016 is the lingering ‘we got cheated last time’ whining.
Because of last cycle’s circus-like atmosphere, and because of suspicions of liberal bias, some Republican constituents would like to ice out mainstream media journalists altogether.