Gibbs & Mitchell Agree: NBC Hillary Series 'A Bad Idea'

August 8th, 2013 3:37 PM

First Chuck Todd, now Andrea Mitchell and even former Obama spox-turned-NBC-analyst Robert Gibbs agree: NBC's decision to produce a miniseries about Hillary Clinton is a "bad idea."

Gibbs and Mitchell lamented the series on Andrea's early-afternoon MSNBC show today.  View the video after the jump.

So what  . . . Gibbs?  Surely Mitchell and Gibbs will be pulling for Hillary to win the White House.  Why would they be criticizing their own network's decision to air what is likely to be a Hillary hagiography?  Are they worried about losing access to Republicans?  Don't tell us it's a case of journalistic standards setting in?


ANDREA MITCHELL: I want to ask you about Reince Priebus, because you've been involved in debates, debate prep and debate negotiations. And here you've got the Republican chairman, I would say understandably miffed about these Hillary Clinton films, one a documentary and the other an entertainment film which is, you know, all about
ROBERT GIBBS: A bad idea? A bad idea.

MITCHELL: A lot of news people would say, including NBC news people, including Chuck Todd and all the rest of us, a really bad idea given the timing.