NBC News’ Chuck Todd: Hillary Clinton miniseries ‘is a total nightmare’ for the network

NBC News’ own political director said Thursday that his network’s upcoming miniseries on Hillary Clinton will be a “total nightmare.”

“Hillary,” a four-hour miniseries starring Diane Lane, will follow Mrs. Clinton from the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998 through the present day.


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“This mini series is a total nightmare for NBC News,” Mr. Todd said on “Morning Joe.” “There’s this giant firewall, we have nothing to do with it, we know that we’d love probably to be as critical, or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out. But there’s nothing we can do about it.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has already sent letters to Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, calling on them to “cancel this political ad masquerading as an unbiased production.”

“We’re going to only own the negatives,” Mr. Todd continued. “Whether it’s negative because it’s the Clinton people are upset that it’s too tough on them, or negative because the Republicans think it’s this glorification of her—no matter what, only we are going to own it, because people are going to see the peacock and NBC and see NBC News and think: ‘Well, they can’t be that separate.’”

Mr. Todd spoke out against the miniseries a couple weeks ago when the news first broke, The Blaze reported.

“Just want to get this out of the way now: NBC News has nothing to do with Clinton mini series on NBC entertainment. Save your complaints,” the host tweeted on July 27.

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