Reince Slams Sensational Media, Says It’s ‘All About Click Bait’

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused the press of sensationalizing headlines Friday, saying too many stories are “all about click bait.”

The massive volume of content put out there means “almost nothing breaks through” Priebus said at a Politico Playbook breakfast, adding: “I also believe that in too many cases it is all about click bait.”

“It is all about the headline,” he continued. “In many cases I’m not worried about the copy, I’m worried about the headlineA lot of times the headline doesn’t match reality.”

Priebus said journalists who published stories saying there was going to be a rules fight at the Republican National Convention in April should apologize, because it was a false accusation.

“That was ridiculous, it was 52-2,” he said.” There was no rules fight – it was smooth sailing.”

Priebus also said there is too much coverage on the drama of the process and not enough focus on the accomplishments and policies of the candidates. “The nomination process, I think, should go to the benefit of both parties, not the benefit of the media,” he said.

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