Friday, February 23, 2007

Yo Democrats, FOX News is not your friend

Who's idea was it to have the first debate for Democratic presidential candidates on FOX? A lot of Democratic activists think that is a colossally stupid idea, and are pressuring the party to go to a different network. I agree FOX is not a legitimate news network. It has an obvious partisan agenda. I'd respect them a lot more if they'd simply own up to it. There's no reason for Dems to associate themselves with FOX.

Here's Kos quoting (you can go there about what happened last time FOX hosted a Democratic debate:
For an example of how disrespectful and counterproductive such Fox News-sponsored Democratic debates are, consider the September 9, 2003 Democratic debate in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Fox News in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus. Fox News graphics, as well as a banner over the stage, titled the event as the "Democrat Candidate Presidential Debate," a misconstruction of "Democrat" used as an an epithet Fox News then summarized the debate with a story titled, "Democratic Candidates Offer Grim View of America," continuing with such jabs as, "The depiction of the president as the root of all evil began at the top of Tuesday night's debate...." Controversial questions included the accusation that Howard Dean had a racist gun policy by Fox News analyst Juan Williams. There were also multiple interruptions by protesters throughout the debate, leading to four arrests.


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