I just sent this letter to NBC News suspending our partnership for the February Debate: https://t.co/MVke5m2EBm— Reince Priebus (@Reince) October 30, 2015
Following this week's GOP presidential debate, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to NBC News stating the RNC is “suspending the partnership” with the network regarding a planned February debate.
The letter came in the wake of intense criticism of how the CBNC debate was handled earlier this week.
Priebus wrote that the partnership was suspended “pending further discussion between the RNC and our presidential campaigns.”
NBC has been scheduled to hold a GOP debate February 26 in Houston.
Although CNBC and NBC News are both owned by NBCUniversal, the two are separate entities; they have different management teams and different locations while often sharing and collaborating on news stories.
I watched the CNBC debate, and while I think the candidates over-reacted to the questions asked (many just ignored the questions), I did think the CNBC team wasn't prepared or tightly focused enough to keep control of the event. At times, the moderators didn't seem equipped nor ready with follow up questions.