Reminder: RNC banned NBC, Telemundo from debates back in 2015
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The Democratic National Committee dropped Fox’s cable channel that airs commentator Sean Hannity as a media partner for democratic presidential debates ahead of the 2020 elections — but this isn’t the first time this has happened.
- Many conservative commentators are calling foul on the DNC’s decision.
- However, the Republican National Committee banned NBC News and Telemundo as media partners back in 2015.
- At the time, the network cited “lack of focus,” uneven screen time and “inaccurate or downright offensive questions” from the outlets in question for the ban.
- The DNC, meanwhile, cited Fox’s ties to Donald Trump, past commentary aired on it and doubt if the debate would be unbiased among its reasons for leaving Fox out of the debate hosting rotation.
The DNC is playing to the cheap seats by not letting FNC host a debate, but let's not pretend like they're establishing a precedent here. They're building on one. https://t.co/htx2NpqMSz
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 6, 2019