DNC Chairman Tom Perez ruffled a few feathers this week when he barred Fox News from hosting any 2020 Presidential debates.
His reasoning? Fox is “too close” to President Trump.
In other words, Fox is willing to tell the truth when the rest of the mainstream media twists the narrative to suit the left.
Let’s get one thing straight. Fox News is not a conservative patsy. If they were, Kevin Jackson would still be a Fox News correspondent. Instead, Jackson was fired after calling Christine Blasey-Ford a skank on his own personal Twitter.
Of course, we all know much proof later surfaced to clear Justice Kavanaugh. And Fox didn’t ante up with an apology. But that’s an entirely different story. Again, and again, conservatives have been less-than happy with Fox opinions, which proves they come a lot closer to unbiased coverage than CNN ever has.
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In fact, as I recall, CNN twisted the 2016 presidential debates. They were caught red-handed feeding the audience questions in a debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders. Of course, Cruz wiped the floor with Sanders, so the “help” didn’t do much good.
Later, CNN came under fire for stacking the audience in a Bernie Sanders Town Hall.
Once proof emerged of CNN’s transgressions, one might think they’d be the networked outed from future debates. But I don’t see any news floating around to suggest that.
Instead, Perez decided to ban Fox from hosting any debates next year.
As the Gateway Pundit explains:
Citing a story this week from The New Yorker alleging close ties between FOX News and President Trump’s associates, Tom Perez barred the network from hosting the primary debate.
“Recent reporting at The New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates,” Perez said.
“Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates,” Perez concluded in a statement first reported by the Washington Post.
Trump Fires Back
Trump isn’t one to sit idly by while injustice flies around him. So, he wasted no time letting leftists know two can play at that game.
Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2019
And Twitter caught on Fire!
THE [D] Party can no longer hide the TRUTH.
INFORMATION IS FREE.
RETURN POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
WHERE WE GO ONE WE GO ALL!
— QAnon ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@qanon76) March 7, 2019
Wow, the Dems feel so powerful–talking about the 1st Amendment and Democracy being violated from those who supposedly advocate the practice. Hypocrisy at its best!! What else they think they have the power to do…remove all conservative communications from Cable and Internet?!
— Ronnie Carlisle (@vcarlisl) March 7, 2019
Fox won’t work for Democrats. DNC needs to go where they can get the debate questions ahead of time.
— Jenny Brown (@JennyBr46564581) March 7, 2019
Please do it and please bring out all the corruption in both parties because my pack of wolves will Stand up for you the “Lion” and I know all of the wolves are proud of you!
Trump “2020” MAGA
USA USA USA ????????
— james lessard (@LessardJames) March 7, 2019
Fox Weighs In
It seems Fox can’t win for losing. One day they’re crucified as Trump’s closest ally, and the next day they’re billed as leftists in training.
Still, the network handled the news with class.
That’s really a shame. When it comes to fairness – our news product speaks for itself. We will continue to cover this 2020 race fairly & will continue to invite Democrats- Republicans & Independents on to talk about key issues & substance with our very large viewing audience https://t.co/z0TdftcVmz
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) March 6, 2019
According to Fox:
“We hope the DNC will reconsider its decision to bar Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity and professionalism, from moderating a Democratic presidential debate. They’re the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters,” Fox News Senior Vice President Bill Sammon said in a statement.