Saturday, March 10, 2007

Breaking: Nevada Fox News debate killed

Think Progress documented this good news quite well...
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Nevada Democratic Party announced today that they are backing out of a Fox News-sponsored presidential debate in August following Fox President Roger Ailes’s recent remarks comparing Democratic Senator Barack Obama to al Qaeda terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Fox News did not answer calls seeking reaction to the decision.”

UPDATE: Markos on the winners, the losers, and what comes next.

UPDATE II: Fox News responds attacks: “We have not received official word from the Nevada State Democratic Party disclosing a change in debate plans. Rumors are being circulated and if true, news organizations will want to think twice before getting involved in the Nevada Democratic Caucus which appears to be controlled by radical fringe out-of-state interest groups, not the Nevada Democratic Party.”

UPDATE III: Reaction from MoveOn, Robert Greenwald, Matt Stoller and others is HERE.

LINK: Breaking: Nevada Fox News debate killed.

Well done,
-Mr. Joseph


Political Realm said...

No surprise that Fox News attempts to paint freedom of the press as the victim in all this.

This whole deal is silly and could have been avoided. The Nevada Dems should have known choosing a partner in FNC would have upset their constituency.

Mr. Joseph said...

I agree -- but some good can come of this. If the Democratic Party will just point out FNC's bias, maybe FOX News will have to go into defensive mode or switch things up a little bit. Maybe...

And maybe it is just wishful thinking...