The Reasons Democrats Gave For Banning Fox From Debates Also Bar MSNBC And CNN

The Federalist | 3/13/2019 | Brad Slager
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There has been a wild debate surging across the surface of the political media concerning the Democratic Party announcement concerning their dozen slated presidential candidate debates. The Democrats came forward and declared that Fox News would be prevented from hosting any of the debates. The reasons given were both spurious and hilarious.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) cited a report from The New Yorker, written by the dubious Jane Mayer. In her piece, Mayer allegedly illustrated deep ties between Fox News and the Trump administration. Of particular note was that the network supposedly covered up a story regarding the Stormy Daniels connection to Trump.

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Fox News editor Ken LaCorte was the official who decided against running the story by reporter Diana Falzone. In an op-ed he wrote at Mediaite, LaCorte refutes Mayer’s account of things, detailing what was behind the decision and stating how his attempts to reach Mayer to provide clarifications were rebuffed.

Regardless of these issues, this article provides numerous questions regarding Democrats’ standard. Adding to the questionable rationale was CNN honcho Jeffrey Zucker jumping into the debate. Zucker had some choice opinions regarding Fox and President Donald Trump, words which become the basis to arrive at another conclusion: NBC News should be excluded from any Democratic Party debates as well.

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“I think the question should be, is Fox state-run TV or is the White House state-run government by Fox TV?” Zucker posed that false equivalency last weekend at the SXSW Festival. In response to the DNC decision, Zucker ramped up the rhetoric, declaring Fox a “propaganda outlet.”

Listening to Zucker lecture anyone on the integrity of a network in regards to an election, and specifically a debate, is a near impossible feat. Let us not forget that it was during the Democratic primary season ahead of the 2016 election that CNN was...
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