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April 11, 2007

CBC Stands By Fox

From the NYT

The Congressional Black Caucas is standing by their network, well you know what I mean.

Regarding media stories or inquiries about the broadcasting of these events, the C.B.C. Institute has secured agreements with CNN and FOX News to nationally telecast the debates. Each network will telecast one debate for Democrats and one for Republicans, and we are proceeding with these agreements.
As a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, the C.B.C. Institute is holding the debates to help educate African-Americans and others on key issues of national policy. As with our previously sponsored debates, the C.B.C. Institute will determine the format and select the panelists for the debates.
The debates will be a unique and rare opportunity for the candidates to present their message and ideas to millions of voters in a manner that is unfiltered by any political or news organization. We have extended invitations to all presidential candidates to participate, and we are hopeful that they will accept our invitation.

The problem is that none of the Democrat front running candidate’s may show up. Disgruntled over Fox’s handling of the media, including a contention of pro-Republican bias, all three front runners have opted out of events sponsored by Fox.

While it is hard to imagine this growing beyond the current problem, imagine the fun if GOP candidates later on find reasons to not attend forums sponsored on ABC, CBS, NBC, CBN, or PBS, due to a bias in favor of liberals and Democrats. Actually, it could be interesting. It could be the election of non-debates. How many people other than “Bob and Betty” from Getalife, (pick the state) will be have their mind made up by the truly challenging questions thrown to the candidates for office. In this new age of F you and the horse you rode on politics, having to endure the uncomfortable handshakes and the even worse time when the families come together for a little schmoozing about what they had for dinner I spose, wouldn’t it just be better if this air time was dedicated to the parties on a bid basis so they can give some good ole’ red meat to their constituents!

However, I do shudder if Sen. Edwards, Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama are so put off by Fox, how in the world will they deal with people who really don’t like them, like terrorist. Oh, I forgot, they’ll just give in, silly me!



  1. Sheesh. “Fox News = Republican-controlled” is becoming like an article of faith for the hard left.

    Comment by hydralisk — April 11, 2007 @ 9:03 am | Reply

  2. Yeah the “big 3” are punking out by now going on Fox. They should be called out for this behavior. They are all talking about how divisive Republican are but they aren’t willing to go on the “republican station” and state their stances.

    Comment by LLR — April 11, 2007 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

  3. Can you imagine the backlash if Republicans pulled out of a debate because of the network it was on?
    Democrats will face no tougher questions from a moderator just because a debate is on Fox.
    This does make you wonder how they would react to real adversity if a Democrat was president if they can’t handle a debate on Fox news.

    Comment by mpinkeyes — April 12, 2007 @ 3:06 am | Reply

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