Democrats Still Fear Fox News
The DNC released their list of sponsored Presidential debates:
CNN and NBC get two and ABC and CBS get one each. Fox News isn’t included. Here’s the list:
July 23, 2007: YouTube/Google and CNN in Charleston, SC
August 19, 2007: ABC in Des Moines, IA
September 26, 2007: NBC News/MSNBC in Hanover, NH
October 30, 2007: NBC News/MSNBC in Philadelphia, PA
November 15, 2007: CNN in Las Vegas, NV
December 10, 2007: CBS in Los Angeles, CA
Howard Dean, M.D. shut out Fox News preventing the netroots from screaming. They also avoid a even attempting to talk to an entire group of voters. I fear I’m repeating myself but elections are about getting people to vote for you. You have to go to where voters are. Fox News is the number one cable news channel.
Roger Simon writes,
What does this mean?
Well, it obviously attests to the extreme need for ideological purity on the part of the Democrats, even in an era when such purity has clearly shown itself to be fake (cf. Bill Clinton, whose actual policies may be seen to be to the right of George Bush’s from a conventional perspective.) More than that, however, it signals a kind of breakdown in the democratic process in which one side or another can refuse to submit to questioning from its opponent.
You could call that “stonewalling” or perhaps, more pejoratively, “censorship”. But I think there’s a simpler word – cowardice.
The Good Lt. at The Jawa Report gets hyperbolic, but in a good way:
I have never seen such a craven bunch of sniveling, spoiled little pansies in my entire life.
If they can’t handle FOX, how will they handle al-Qaeda? They won’t. They’re cowards and pathetic miscreants.
By ignoring Fox News Democrats avoid presenting their message before politically-interested viewers. The coverage they’re getting now tells them they’re not even worthy of being talked to. By stiffing Fox News the Democrats insult potential voters.
“DNC Sets Debate Schedule; Fox News Excluded”