DNC Won’t Allow Fox News To Host Any Democratic Presidential Debates

DNC Won’t Allow Fox News To Host Any Democratic Presidential Debates

DNC Won’t Allow Fox News To Host Any Democratic Presidential Debates

While some Fox News Channel opinion hosts have come under fire for ties to the Trump administration, Wallace, Baier and MacCallum are anchors from the news division who have been praised for their handling of past debates.

"I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters", Perez said in a statement to The Washington Post that cited a critical article in The New Yorker.

It may just be me, but it seems an bad lot like the DNC would have jumped at any opportunity not to partner with Fox.

The party chairman, Tom Perez, says he's concluded that the network isn't in a position to host a fair and neutral debate. "Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates".

Fox News won't be hosting any of the 12 scheduled Democratic primary debates in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

As the field of competition to become Democrats' next presidential nominee grows ever more crowded, the party has chose to split its first primary debate over two weeknights this summer.

During the 2016 campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) canceled a planned primary debate on NBC News after then candidate-Trump deciding he would not be participating.

The network and its obsequious devotion to Trump go deeper than most think.

Trump has furthermore hired numerous former Fox personalities and contributors to work in his administration ― perhaps most notably recruiting the network's former co-president, Bill Shine, to be his deputy chief of staff for communications.

Some observers have suggested that the network has become a kind of de facto "state TV", shaping and promoting Trump's policy agency. Mayer also reported that Trump was tipped by Fox sources to a second debate question about whether the candidates would support the Republican nominee for president, regardless of who won. But the story never ran, the reporter reportedly claimed because media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the creator of the network, wanted Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton.

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace moderated a presidential debate in 2016. Fox has denied this account; it said it was unable to confirm Daniels's story and didn't publish anything as a result. The alleged attempt was seen by many as a way of punishing CNN for its objective reporting.

President Trump responded to the New Yorker report in a series of tweets on Monday night, in which he quoted Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.

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