Republicans are threatening this leftist TV network for the wrong reason

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The Republican National Committee is pondering something that could change this year’s upcoming convention.

Republicans have been under attack from the liberal media for decades, and a serious response is long overdue.

But the RNC is threatening to reduce one TV network’s access during its national convention for the wrong reason.

RNC ponders limiting access for NBC

Some members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) are pondering whether to limit NBC’s access to the convention this summer.

The conversation started after the network decided to drop former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel as a contributor.

Not because of their continuous fake news.  

Not because of their assaults on Donald Trump.  

Instead, they want to take a stand because a failed RNC chair was dropped as an on-air talking head.

If NBC’s access is limited, it would be a big step toward escalating the growing angst between the network and Donald Trump’s allies even further.

Danielle Alvarez, a spokesperson for the RNC and the Trump campaign, said, “We are taking a hard look at what this means for NBC’s participation at the convention. Our priority is making sure this is a world-class event that allows President Trump to feature his message and vision in a fair way.”

Politico asked an NBC spokesperson for comment, but they declined.

An attempt to restrict the network’s access could stoke major pushback from some of the leaders at NBC as well as other organizations that are tasked with representing the media, including possible rival outlets and journalists.

For now, the RNC has not elaborated on what the term “hard look” means, but a big showdown with the press at one of the largest political events of the election could become a distraction for the Republican party.

This would not be the first time the RNC would follow through on its threats to a TV network.

It cut NBC out from hosting a debate during the 2016 primary, but the convention is a much bigger event that has major consequences for an election.

It is important to note that convention hall officials, local and state authorities, and congressional press gallery officials run the credential process for access to the convention hall and not the RNC.

Director of the House Periodical Press Gallery, Rob Zatkowski, said the RNC does not have control over which media outlets can receive credentials for the convention.

The RNC isn’t backing down

Two people familiar with the issue said the committee would control access to the perimeter around the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the convention will take place.

The RNC said they’re allowed to restrict access to space for live shots, hotel space it oversees, and transportation it plans to run.

Although Alvarez said the RNC was looking at NBC’s “participation” at the convention, new RNC chair Michael Whatley said they want to continue to engage with several outlets, including NBC’s cable division, MSNBC.

Speaking to conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Whatley said, “I think we want to be able to use every single available outlet to get our message out to the American people. But people are not going to go on a network that they can’t trust, that they know they won’t be treated fairly. So I think you’re going to see that across the board.”

He added that the RNC knows they “need to find alternative ways to talk to American voters. We can’t just stay still. We can’t just stop. We have to be able to communicate.”

Meanwhile, Republicans have criticized NBC for firing McDaniel, including Donald Trump.

According to Alvarez, “It appears that it’s up to Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow as to whether NBC will participate in the convention since we just learned that NBC is held hostage by their ‘talent.’”

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.