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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Action item: Say no to Fox Noise Channel

Chris Bowers at MyDD posted an action item related to the moronic decision by the Nevada Democratic Party to partner with Fox Noise Channel for a presidential candidate debate later this year.

They've set up a Blogpac form that allows people to send an email to a number of key Nevada Democrats, including Harry Reid. So head on over there if you wish, and tell them what a truly terrible idea it is to partner with Fox Noise Channel.

Fox Noise Channel will not be fair.
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.
I have no idea why any Democrat would consider participating in a debate that involves Fox. I don't understand why any Democrat would even talk to a Fox "reporter." Clearly, the Nevada Democratic Party doesn't get it. But they will.

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