Frank Rich: ‘Fascistic’ GOP Debate Letter Appears ‘to Have Been Drafted by Stalin’


<p><em>See more in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Appearing on the Monday edition of MSNBC&rsquo;s <em>The Rachel Maddow Show</em>, New York writer-at-large Frank Rich denounced the letter written by numerous Republican presidential campaigns to media organizations concerning the format of future debates as<strong> &ldquo;fascistic&rdquo; </strong>and written by<strong> &ldquo;scared little children&rdquo;</strong> but <strong>&ldquo;seem[s] to have been drafted by Stalin.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>First asked by Rachel Maddow what he made of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus&rsquo;s attempt to regain control of the debate process, Rich compared him to a schoolteacher<strong> &ldquo;about to be canned&rdquo; </strong>after being leveled with <strong>&ldquo;unruly charges.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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