Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus is facing a barrage of criticism over his management of the GOP debate process after CNBC’s shockingly biased performance Wednesday night.
Thus far, conservative media have been shut out of the process, save for the Salem Radio Network’s Hugh Hewitt, who joined the panelists for occasional questions at the second GOP Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in September.
In March, the Republican National Committee suggested that conservative media more broadly would be involved in the debate process. RNC communications director Sean Spicer said at the time: “We want to facilitate conservative media becoming a part of this. It’s a question of them creating a partnership with the networks and we’re happy to facilitate that and that’s it.”
So I reached out to Spicer to volunteer–and received a one-line non-response.
It is time to revive the idea. Let us build a panel of moderators who represent the spectrum of conservative new media from which conservative voters receive their daily stream of information about the GOP candidates.
There are so many potential panelists: Erick Erickson of RedState, Ed Morrissey of HotAir, Ben Shapiro of Daily Wire, Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist, Jamie Weinstein of Daily Caller, Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, –and so many more. We are competitors, but we can unite to do a better job than the mainstream media has done.
They call them “anchors” because they’re a drag.
It’s time for the RNC to intervene–before its too late.