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March 9, 2007

Dems Pull Out Of Fox News "Debate"

-- by Dave Johnson

The Democratic Party has pulled out of a "debate" for Democratic Presidential candidates that would have been hosted by Fox News, because they are tired of Fox News shilling for the far right.

Following is from the press release from Fox News, so far available only at the far-right Drudge Report.

“We have not received official word from the Nevada State Democratic Party disclosing a change in debate plans. Rumors are being circulated and if true, news organizations will want to think twice before getting involved in the Nevada Democratic Caucus which appears to be controlled by radical fringe out-of-state interest groups, not the Nevada Democratic Party. In the past, Moveon.org has said they ‘own’ the Democratic party—while most Democrats don’t agree with that, we’re waiting to see if that’s the case in Nevada.” -- David Rhodes, Vice President, Fox News...
Note the first-time-ever use by Fox of "ic" on Democratic here, rather than their usual insult "Democrat Party."

Does this sound something from a mainstream news organization, or does it sound more like the kind of thing you read at the weirdest, cult-like websites of the far right? A news organization calling MoveOn a "radical fringe out-of-state interest group"?

Earlier today the head of Fox News compared candidate Barack Obama to terrorists...

Posted by Dave Johnson at March 9, 2007 5:32 PM

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