The "30 Rock" star says NBC debate ban could lead to mass confusion for the GOP
Alec Baldwin has put his two cents into the debate over NBC's upcoming Hillary Clinton miniseries, and the GOP's opposition to it.
As Baldwin sees it, the GOP's plan to ban the network from covering the party's primary debates if they go forward with the miniseries could be bad news — for the GOP.
The "30 Rock" actor told TheWrap that blocking NBC from the debates — as well as blocking CNN, as the GOP has also resolved to do because of that network's proposed Hillary project — could lead to chaos for the Republican debates.
"If the RNC only lets Fox in, how will they tell the candidates from the reporters?" Baldwin wondered.
The GOP's anger over NBC and CNN's upcoming projects about Clinton — a potential candidate in the 2016 presidential election — boiled to a head on Friday, when the party passed a resolution to ban the network from their debates if they aired the programs.
In its resolution, the GOP said that the networks planned to air programming "that amounts to little more than extended commercials promoting former Secretary Clinton" in "an attempt to show political favoritism and put a thumb on the scales for the next presidential election."
The resolution declared that, if the networks go forward with their Clinton projects, "the Republican National Committee will neither partner with these networks in the 2016 presidential primary debates nor sanction any primary debates they sponsor."
Baldwin was singled out by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus in the debate over the Clinton projects, noting reports that the actor is in talks with MSNBC for a talk show.
"The networks can talk all they want about the lines between their divisions," he said. "But the same week that people at NBC promised that NBC News and NBC Entertainment are separate — the very same week — we heard they're giving a prime time MSNBC slot to Alec Baldwin."