Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus suggested Friday that the big three television networks were declining to broadcast portions of next week's GOP convention out of political bias.
Priebus specifically questioned the decision by the broadcast networks to not show any GOP Convention programming on Monday evening, when Ann Romney is supposed to speak.
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"I am pretty disappointed with the networks for not covering us on Monday, but we are getting good at dealing with the mainstream media," Priebus told CNN.
Priebus said its been an uphill battle negotiating with the networks over broadcast time.
ABC and CBS will each air one hour of prime time convention programming on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of both the Republican and Democratic conventions. NBC will mirror the other networks in coverage of the RNC, but at the DNC, will air one hour of primetime programming on Tuesday and two hours on Thursday.
But unlike the Democrats, who have no events on the Monday before their three-day convention, Republicans have four days of podium action and a full slate of speakers for Monday night. The networks are not taking any of that nights programming live in primetime.
"Listen, I think the media has an obsession with distractions, they havent been focused on the economy, jobs and the promises that Obama has failed to deliver," Priebus said. "Again, we getting used to getting our message out in spite of the mainstream media."
CNN will carry live coverage of the all four nights of convention activities.