On MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday, NBC White House Correspondent Chuck Todd said his network's news division is going to suffer at the expense of its entertainment division for a planned four-hour miniseries based on Hillary Clinton's life.
"This is why this mini series is a total nightmare for NBC News," Todd said. "Because we know there's this giant firewall. We know we (NBC News) have nothing to do with it. We know that we'd love probably for it to be as critical or whatever it's going to be when it comes out. But there's nothing we can do about it. And we're going to only own the negative."
Todd continued, "Only we are going to own it because people are going to see the peacock and they see NBC and they see NBC News and they think 'well they can't be that separate.'"
NBC, along with CNN, which is planning its own documentary about the former secretary of state, have been threatened with a boycott by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for the Clinton specials. Priebus has said if both outlets don't cancel the productions, they won't be allowed to participate in the 2016 GOP primary debates.