Tell NBC: Drop the Republican primary debate!
To NBC news:
Rumble is not a legitimate news platform! Drop your partnership for the Republican presidential debate!
Why is this important?
NBC is on the verge of making a costly mistake.
The network is set to co-host the next Republican presidential debate on November 8 with the far-right streaming website Rumble. Rumble is known as a gathering space to spread white supremacist hate, racism, misogyny, and extremism, and to organize violence.
If NBC goes through with its plans to be Rumble's co-partner and air Wednesday's debate, the network would validate Rumble as a legitimate news source, expose millions of viewers to disinformation, and undermine our country's democracy.1
Rumble isn't a harmless streaming site. It's a website that was founded solely to provide a home to the absolute worst of the worst far-right extremists, including Holocaust deniers, indicted rapist Andrew Tate, and Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist who promoted the lie that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.2
Tell NBC: Reverse course and back out of this week's Republican presidential debate.
Let's be clear: The state of our nation's democracy is too fragile and sacred for NBC to move forward with its plans to be in business with an extremist platform like Rumble--a hotbed for misogyny, antisemitism, and racism--just for the sake of boosting its ratings and to appease conservatives.
1.For GOP debate, NBC partners with right-wing outlets with history of peddling extremist rhetoric, CNN, October 17, 2023
2.Revealed: Republican debate broadcast partner fueled by misogyny and extremism, The Guardian, October 24, 2023