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Media Matters: NBC's Hillary miniseries a 'conflict of interest

Media Matters for America

It's not everyday that Media Matters cites Fox News other than to rebut any and everything that comes out of the place. But it's one of those days.

The liberal nonprofit -- dedicated to monitoring conservative media -- is calling into question NBC's Friday announcement that it will produce a four-hour miniseries about former state secretary Hillary Clinton heading into the 2016 presidential campaign season.

From Media Matters:

As Fox News suggested, will airing a Clinton miniseries pressure NBC to provide equal time to other presidential candidates? [NBC Entertainment chairman Bob] Greenblatt attempted to pre-emptively take the wind out of this criticism by noting that the network hopes to air the miniseries before any formal declaration of a Clinton candidacy. According to Greenblatt, this broadcast schedule would avoid the equal time problem. But he's arguing a technicality -- clearly the network is already presuming Clinton will be in the race. Is the network prepared to respond to the equal time criticism and deal with the conflict of interest, even in the absence of evidence to support the conclusion?

NBC's news division has denied that it will have any involvement in the production of the miniseries.

Read Media Matters' full post here.


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