Fox News offered to host one of the Democratic Presidential debates for their candidates, but it would appear that the party of the left isn’t going to allow their candidates to be asked tough questions beyond “what’s your favorite color.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DNC head Tom Perez found his excuse by saying that Fox News and President Donald Trump are just too closely linked.
“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 Hollywood Reporter. “That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including Fox News. Recent reporting in 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. Therefore, Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”
This will, of course, please many on the Democratic side who believed that it would be a grave mistake to work with the network at all.
“I will go to war with DNC if they do this,” Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone said. “And, I bet I won’t be alone.”
Conservative critics, however, are calling out the Democrat party for their unwillingness to put themselves in a position where they might actually have to answer real questions.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” former Sen. Rick Santorum told THR. “This is part of the whole idea that we only want to play with people who agree with us. That’s a very bad sign for democracy.”
Still, Fox News is holding out hope that there will be a change of mind.
“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,” said Fox News’ Washington managing editor Bill Sammon. “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.”